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Walking on the Wild Side (Zoofari edition)

Eating Kakao Chocolate can be sort of an adventure, don’t you think? Sometimes our flavor combinations are kind of wild. We work to put as much effort in making it fun to eat our chocolate as we do making it delicious.

This Friday, June 21, Kakao Chocolate joins a whole herd of regional food purveyors to help the St. Louis Zoo celebrate their bi-annual Zoofari fundraising event.  You can get more information about this ticketed event, which runs 7 – 11 p.m.,  at


The St. Louis Zoo is one of the most exotic sites in St. Louis, and we are a perfect fit for this creative black-tie event. In the past we’ve seen formal wear from coats and ties, or tails and claws, to spots, stripes and animal patterns of all kinds. (We’ll be easy to spot in our Kakao Chocolate attire.)

Preparing for Zoofari has put some wild thoughts in our heads. We’re going to be sampling our Zebra Bon Bons — our special caramel with macadamia nuts, dried cherries, toasted coconut, and pretzels, dipped in dark chocolate. They’ll be decorated with white Zebra stripes, to fit in with the theme of this year’s event.

But we also can’t help but think about our recent Peculiar Pairings, with an exotic Latin American flair developed by our team of confectioners. We had Guava Moons and Pineapple Churros and Dulche de Leche Bon Bons, among other treats. These particular Kakao Chocolate confections have come and gone, but we’ll have similarly delicious treats when we launch our Taste of India Peculiar Pairing this Friday (stay tuned for our flavor listings). 

Of course, whenever you visit Kakao — just like when you visit the zoo — you are sure to find something unique you haven’t seen before.  We hope to see you at Zoofari this Friday, but if you can’t make it, stop by and see us at one of our Kakao Chocolate locations.