Hi there! We are Kürzi Kakao

A woman-owned, purpose-driven artisan craft chocolate company located in Zürich, Switzerland. 


We think you deserve to enjoy amazing tasting chocolate that’s better for you and that also does good in this world.

We are passionate about flavor, and we are equally as passionate about making a positive social impact on this planet. 

Our story began with a simple question. Why are there not more delightful tasting plant-based alternatives to dairy milk chocolate?


In pursuit of an answer, we discovered not only the mechanics of how chocolate is made, but we also discovered a love and passion for Theobroma Cacao, the main ingredient in high-quality chocolate. 


We also discovered there is an extreme power imbalance in the chocolate industry. Cheap, overly processed, bulk ingredients sourced from exploited labor along with successful lobbying efforts from the dairy industry to keep dairy milk powder artificially cheap and make it difficult for plant-based alternatives to market themselves are why you are not getting the variety, quality, and abundance of flavors you deserve. 


So with this knowledge and after taking trips around the world to learn about cacao and chocolate making, we set out to create chocolate that:


  • Has a dynamic and delightful flavor profile 

  • Uses the highest-quality, organic ingredients that are actually good for you

  • Brings money to and makes a positive economic impact on the communities in which the ingredients grow

  • Is sustainable and benefits the planet and all its inhabitants


We are dedicated to making this world a bit better and brighter, and here’s how we are already doing that:


  • Using high-quality organic ingredients from smaller, locally owned independent businesses

  • Working with businesses that have a transparent supply chain

  • Sourcing our cacao from companies that are making a positive impact in their local communities 

  • Creating all of our chocolate in-house using the bean to bar process to practice our own stringent quality control

  • Packaging our chocolate bars in eco-friendly recyclable/compostable packaging

  • Donating to non-profits and causes aligned with our values (such as Hof Narr and Veganuary)


Here’s what we want to do better:


  • Find a more sustainable packaging for the cacao nibs and cacao tea

  • Build regular reoccurring donations to aligned businesses into our per-unit cost of goods

We are always open to your suggestions and advice for any improvements we can make, and we are grateful for the wonderful community feedback and positive encouragement we have received so far!