Where did the idea for Bibamba come from?
- Bibamba owners, Patrick and Mara, got married in 2013 and always had a dream of starting a business together. News reports on a potential shortage of chocolate as a result of climate change became the deciding factor. Patrick grew up helping on his grandparent’s farm in the summer time in Cameroon, and could not imagine a world without one of his favorite foods!
- In Lingala, a native language of central Africa, Bibamba means “patch”. Like something to patch a hole in your pants, Bibamba “patches” you over between two meals - like a snack! Our premium dark chocolate bark is the perfect snacking chocolate.
- Patrick, CEO and co-founder of Bibamba, is our chocolate maker.
- A chocolate maker is a person or company that purchases the beans, roasts and crafts them into chocolate. A chocolatier is someone who makes confections and beautiful works of art, from already made chocolate.
- Cameroon is located in west-central Africa. Cameroon is known as “Africa in miniature” as it has the various regions, languages, and animals that can be found in Africa.
- Chocolate contains very little caffeine. A cacao bean sample contains less than 1/20 of the caffeine content in a coffee beans sample of the same size, according to calculations done by our company’s founder who is also a chemical engineer.
- As of now we are committed to staying a dairy free and vegan chocolate company. Our dark chocolate is 60% dark which is slightly sweeter than your average dark chocolate. Oftentimes children and people who prefer milk chocolate tend to favor our 60% because of its perfect balance of unique flavor and sweetness.
- Our pouches of Bibamba chocolate contain 4 oz of delicious bark.