Letter from the CEO

Dear SPAGnVOLA Customer,

I come from a different mindset and perspective when it comes to cacao.  Owning the land, cultivating, harvesting and post-harvest processing of our cacao is not an easy task, and it allows me to gain a greater appreciation for the value of this commodity, especially when you’re in business to create premium chocolate and not bulk confection.  On the other end of the spectrum, manufacturing and building a premium brand is not easy, so I have gained a rare appreciation for the life-cycle of this commodity. 

Although I see both sides from a large lens, I have a HUGE affinity towards the farming perspective.  Without cacao farmers, the industry collapses!!! 
My underlining mission is “what will my grandchildren think?”  Have I created the proper foundation which enables fairness across the board?  How does this industry provide “shared-value” throughout the life-cycle of this wonderful commodity, which enables a sense of unity and fairness from soil-to-table?

Eric Reid / CEO & Founder
“When you embark on a journey, you put your heart and your soul into it, and you‟re doing everything for the right reasons, and you‟re making modifications to ensure the quality of product, the end result is a foregone conclusion.”