Giddy Yoyo's meticulous effort to use only Wild Ecuadorian Heirloom Arriba Nacional CACAO puts us in a category of our own; we select only fully mature ripe pods by hand from mature trees (which are a minimum of 30 years old, and some as old as 80 years) grown in mineral rich volcanic high elevation soil. These trees are never irrigated from potentially contaminated rivers and streams as the water source is from rain, the tree’s deep root structure and pure mountain springs. Giddy Yoyo also works directly with those who supply the raw cacao pods (aka Direct Trade) and eagerly compensate above ‘Fair Trade’ standards. It is their goal to ensure that everyone along the supply chain is well taken care of. Happy workers = happy food= happy people!