Proudly Filipino

Tree-to-Bar Chocolate

Auro Chocolate is an internationally awarded tree-to-bar chocolate brand that promotes sustainability by working directly with local farmers to create fine Filipino cacao beans, ingredients and retail products with unique and bold tropical flavors.

Our Name

The name originates from the combination of “Au” which is the chemical symbol of Gold in the periodic table, and “Oro” which is the Filipino and Spanish word for gold.

Auro represents our pursuit to refine Philippine cacao and elevate the lives of our local farmers who are as precious as gold.

Our Highlights

Fastest growing premium tree-to-bar chocolate company in the Philippines

Wide range of fine flavour cacao and chocolate products for different industries

International recognition

Greater social impact with Beyond Bean-to-Bar approach

Retail stores and cafes in the Philippines, Japan and Bahrain

Innovative collaborations with leading companies

The Founders

Kelly Go and Mark Ocampo are the Co-Founders and Managing Directors of Auro Chocolate. They are extremely passionate about all things chocolate. They both grew up in the Philippines and first met in Chicago over a decade ago and instantly bonded over their love of food and culture.

Kelly studied Political Science and International Studies at the University of Chicago. After university, she attended Le Cordon Bleu Paris for Culinary Arts to gain a deeper appreciation and knowledge of fine food.

Mark started out in robotics then moved towards design and advertising at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After university, he did brand work for multinationals and some of the most influential personalities in America.

They took an immersive course at the ZDS Institute in Germany to learn more about chocolate production from prominent professionals in the industry. In 2015, they decided to move back to home to start Auro and make a difference through fine chocolate.

Our Partners

Our Values

Traceability & Transparency

All of our cacao beans come from rich agricultural communities that have unique terroir and passionate farmers who cultivate top quality beans in the country.

To communicate the value of their work, we facilitate all forms of direct trade and partnerships in the supply chain so that we can provide honest, traceable products to our clients.

Innovation

We apply innovation in every step of our tree-to-bar process, from the programs we do on the ground all the way to the experience we bring to our consumers while remaining committed to the quality and sustainability of our products.

Through innovation, we are able to share the unique flavors and potential of Philippine cacao to the world.

Learning

Learning is an important key for us to create a positive impact for both our partner communities and customers.

By raising consumer awareness and knowledge of the issues the industry faces both at the farmer level and company level, we aim to elevate the value of craft chocolate as a gateway for sustainability.

Environment

As a company that works with the agricultural sector, we continuously improve our process to become more sustainable and environmentally-friendly in producing and packing our products.

Empowerment

We are committed to developing programs that benefit and empower our farmers and employees.

Through meaningful training, fair pay, and additional benefits, we want to foster the growth and development of empowered individuals.

Our Farming Communities

With each chocolate bar, you support a Filipino Farmer

Sustainable Partnerships, Empowered Farmers

At Auro, we directly purchase our cacao beans from farmers who share our values. We are committed to building fair and sustainable partnerships that empower farmers to continuously improve both yield and quality.

We demonstrate this through the following action steps:

  1. We purchase the cacao beans with an additional 10-15% premium above the ICCO world market price that incentivizes quality and variety segregation while improving their income significantly.

  2. Our cacao expert conducts farm visits to provide better assistance on what they can further improve for a better yield.

  3. We conduct training for a variety of topics such as Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), business and financial management to equip our partners with the knowledge and skills they need in cultivating their farms.


Community Programs

We want to further demonstrate our commitment in creating a long-term positive impact on the lives of our partner farmers - so we have also launched community projects to improve their quality of life and open up new opportunities for their cacao and land.

Organic Conversion Program

The Organic Conversion Program (OCP) is an initiative we have launched to support and assist our participating partners in their organic conversion journey. We accomplish this by giving them free training on the practices, provision of inputs or facilities, and the sponsorship of their organic certification.

Crowdfarming

Crowdfarming is a platform that enables customers to directly adopt trees from participating partner farmers in exchange of receiving the harvest in the form of chocolates. This program provides assistance for the farmers in the cultivation of their trees and an incentive provided by Auro Chocolate for their cacao.

Heritage Meets Innovation

Our Factory

Elevating the standards of Cacao production in the Philippines Auro Chocolate is innovating on Filipino cacao heritage by pushing the boundaries in every process. To elevate the production standards in the Philippines, we have a factory equipped with the latest European technology. Our facility is located in Calamba, Laguna and designed to meet the strictest international standards.

The factory is a space for learning and collaboration so that everyone can appreciate the tree-to-bar chocolate making process as much as we do.


Total Area

2000 sqm.

Years in Operation

4 years

Production Capacity

1 MT per day

Certifications

Auro Chocolate is innovating on Filipino cacao heritage by pushing the boundaries in every process.


To elevate the production standards in the Philippines, we have a factory equipped with the latest European technology. Located in Calamba, Laguna and designed to meet the strictest international standards, the factory is a space for learning and collaboration so that everyone can appreciate the tree-to-bar chocolate making process as much as we do.


We passionately craft all of our products from scratch with the latest technologies and certifications (HACCP, HALAL). Our commitment to quality and innovation allows us to honor the distinctive flavors of our heirloom cacao and transform them into original recipes using time-honored techniques.

Our Products

Beans

Fine Filipino cacao from single estates and varieties processed with our unique post-harvest protocols to optimize flavor.

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Cacao

100% pure cacao products meticulously roasted
and refined.

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Couverture

Quality chocolate ingredients crafted for all your baking and drinking needs.

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Retail

A wide selection of ready-to-eat, internationally awarded, tree-to-bar chocolates.

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Custom Bars

Unique Filipino tree-to-bar chocolates customized for celebrations, collaborations and special events.

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Globally Recognized &
Award Winning

Our passion to showcase the unique flavors found in Philippine cacao has been globally recognized by the most prestigious award-giving bodies such as Academy of Chocolate (AoC), Great Taste Award and International Chocolate Awards. Since its launch in mid-2017, Auro Chocolate has already won a total of 54 international awards.

  • Academy of Chocolate
    2021

    Silver

    • Tree-to-Bar Flavoured
      Calamansi Chocolate
      Peanut Chocolate

    2020

    Gold

    • Tree-to-Bar Flavoured
      50% Dark Milk Chocolate Vetiver with Freeze Dried Pineapple and Rice Crispies
      64% Dark Chocolate with Ylang Ylang and Roasted White Chocolate

    • Tree-to-Bar White
      32% White Chocolate


    Silver

    • Tree-to-Bar Seasoned
      70% Paquibato Origin

    • Tree-to-Bar
      50% Luna

    • Tree-to-Bar Milk
      50% Milk Davao Origin

    2019

    Gold

    • Drinking Chocolate - Plain, for Milk-Based Drinks
      100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate (Tablea)

    Silver

    • Tree-to-Bar
      70% Dark Chocolate Saloy
      70% Dark Chocolate Tupi
      70% Dark Chocolate Paquibato

    Bronze

    • Bean-to-Bar Seasoned
      64% Dark Chocolate with Cacao Nibs

    • Milk Bean to Bar Flavoured
      42% Milk Chocolate with Cacao Nibs

    • White Bean to Bar Flavoured
      32% White Chocolate with Mango Pili
      32% White Chocolate with Moringa Pinipig

    • Spreads - Caramel, Fruit, Milk Chocolate Spreads
      Roasted White Chocolate Cashew Spread

    Bronze

    Packaging

    2018

    Gold

    • Tree-to-Bar Flavoured
      50% Dark Milk Chocolate Vetiver with Freeze Dried Pineapple and Rice Crispies
      64% Dark Chocolate with Ylang Ylang and Roasted White Chocolate

    • Tree-to-Bar White
      32% White Chocolate


    Silver

    • Tree-to-Bar Seasoned
      70% Paquibato Origin

    • Tree-to-Bar
      50% Luna

    • Tree-to-Bar Milk
      50% Milk Davao Origin

    • Dark Bean-to-Bar
      100% Saloy

    • Dark Bean-to-Bar Seasoned
      85% Mana

    • Hot Chocolate for Plain Water
      100% Cacao Hot Chocolate

    Bronze

    • Hot Chocolate for Plain Milk
      100% Cacao Hot Chocolate

    Shing Bright Award

    Auro Chocolate

  • International Chocolate Awards Asia-Pacific
    2020

    Gold

    • Best in Competition - Plain/Origin Milk Bar
      50% Regalo Single-Variety Dark Milk Chocolate

    • Plain/Origin Bars | Plain/Origin Milk Chocolate Bar
      50% Regalo Single-Variety Dark Milk Chocolate

    2019

    Silver

    • Plain/Origin Dark Chocolate
      70% Dark Chocolate Tupi

    • Plain/Origin White Chocolate
      32% White Chocolate

    • Plain/Origin White Chocolate
      32% White Chocolate

    • Dark Chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelee
      Dalandan Tarragon bonbon

    Bronze

    Plain/Origin Dark Chocolate
    70% Dark Chocolate Paquibato

  • International Chocolate Awards - World
    2021

    Silver

    Plain/Origin Bars | Plain/Origin Milk Chocolate Bar
    50% Regalo Single-Variety Dark Milk Chocolate

    2020

    Silver

    Plain/Origin Bars | Plain/Origin Milk Chocolate Bar
    50% Regalo Single-Variety Dark Milk Chocolate

    2019

    Special

    Moringa
    Local ingredients

    Silver

    Plain/Origin Dark Chocolate
    70% Dark Chocolate Tupi

    Bronze

    • White Chocolate Bars with Inclusions or Pieces
      32% Moringa White Chocolate with Pinipig

    • Dark Chocolate enrobed fruit pastes, jellies/gelee
      Dalandan Tarragon bonbon

  • Cacao of Excellence
    2019

    Top 20 Best Cacao Beans

    Auro Chocolate & Mr. Jose Saguban (Paquibato, Davao)

  • Great Taste Awards
    2021

    2 stars

    • Chocolate
      Peanut Dark Chocolate

    • Chocolate
      70% Dark Chocolate Saloy

    • Chocolate
      32% White Chocolate w/Cacao Nibs

    1 star

    • Chocolate
      Coconut Pandan WHite Chocolate

    2020

    2 stars

    • Chocolate
      85% Mana Single-Estate Dark Chocolate

    1 star

    • Chocolate
      85% Regalo Single-Varietal Dark Chocolate

    • Chocolate
      77% Dark Chocolate

    • Chocolate
      55% Dark Chocolate

    • Chocolate
      42% Milk Chocolate

    • Chocolate Bars with added flavourings or ingredients
      55% Dark Chocolate w/Arabica Coffee

    • Any other hot chocolate inc. chocolate
      Peanut Hot Chocolate

    2018

    2 stars

    • Chocolate
      64% Dark Chocolate

    • Chocolate
      70% Dark Chocolate Saloy

Collaborations

Philippine Airlines

Custom Philippine Airlines in-flight amenities

Shake Shack Philippines

Collaboration with Shake Shack for one of their Philippines exclusive dessert, Shack Attack

Pinkberry Philippines

Proudly Filipino Bean-to-Frozen Yogurt


Events

Peninsula Manila

Variety of decadent pastries crafted with Auro chocolate and custom Milk & Dark Chocolate Bars

Auro Chocolate Bar Crawl

First ever chocolate-centric crawl in one of the most frequented areas in the Philippines.

S Maison x Auro: World Chocolate Fair 2019

First-ever chocolate fair in the PH held in partnership with S Maison

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