Finnish-born Stephanie Seege grew up loving chocolate, but her childhood allergies and severe eczema prevented her from enjoying sweets and other foods. In her early twenties she went through a complete change in diet and lifestyle and she started developing recipes free from dairy, gluten and refined sugar to help people on a similar path to better health. Through that process, her curiosity around building a scalable, do good-brand grew, and she decided that chocolate was a worthy place to start. Because, in the end, life is too short to waste, and chocolate is always a good idea.
Mind you, not just any chocolate, but an absolutely indulgent, organic and plant-based bar made without any dodgy ingredients – and apparently a little illegal according to the EU*, as no added sugar was to be used, just dates.
People said Stephanie was crazy, they said it was impossible to break chocolate tradition by swapping milk and sugar for coconut milk and dates. After a few years of testing, failing, blending and more testing with a Swiss partner, she finally succeeded.
And that’s how kAAKAO was born.
The big mission – besides making damn good chocolate – is to challenge and change the food industry for the better. And to connect people to what matters the most: good health, love and belonging.
Because you’re not here just to eat, sleep, work, and repeat. You’re here to be gratified, indulged, and seduced with the best [slightly objective] chocolate ever made in great company.
So, if you’re the dreamer, the doer, the non-conformist, the rebel, the trendsetter, the wanderer – kAAKAO is probably, no definitely, for you.
It will change the way you look at life. Because you never really have to give up on anything, not even chocolate. The biggest ‘impossible’ (like sweetening kAAKAO with dates) is always possible. You just have to find a way.