Seeing red? Feeling blue? There’s an Antidote for that.
That’s how it all started. Red, the Austrian born, Brooklyn based Antidote founder and tastemaker went through some blues of her own and decided that there should be a delicious, palate awakening, bliss popping chocolate pill to counter-act all manner of emotional afflictions. Antidote - serious chocolate was born nine months later.
Serious Chocolate = Health through Pleasure
Antidote carefully crafts rich and potent dark chocolate bars in Ecuador, the country of cacao. We pioneered the fusion of raw and roasted cacao, resulting in subtle and complex aromas reflecting the Arriba Nacional beans’ delicate flavor and achieving the best of both worlds.
We merge this future-forward approach with exuberant flavor pairings. Salts, spices and fruits are carefully selected, dried and prepared in particular processes for each ingredient to get the best flavor in the most natural way. Never any essential oils or other flavorings - only real real bits and pieces. All of our chocolate bars are low in sugar and high in flavor, retaining potent nutrients as we believe in “Health through Pleasure”—an inherent principle of Antidote that we reflect in three unique lines: 1) Flavored half raw + half roasted bars, 2) Raw 100% cacao, and 3) delightful Milk Chocolate with roasted cacao. This is a new breed of chocolate that can be your delightful afternoon treat and your daily Antidote to any challenge.
NY - Austria - Ecuador
Founded in 2010, based and inspired by New York, the Austrian tradition of expansive flavors and premium quality is fused with Ecuador’s top ingredients, including the world’s best cacao – the perfect marriage. We work closely with our farmers and providers, paying wages far above market rate for these best-in-class cacao beans. We use organic ingredients as much as possible and only whenever it is also best in quality and flavor. Read more on our blog on our commitment to sustainability and organic practices.
FINE AROMA CACAO
We work in close collaboration with Vicente and other small farms in the South West of Ecuador, who custom prepare the cacao for each of our batches, using bespoke techniques for the raw and roasted beans respectively. We use Arriba Nacional beans that are best in class, prized by the Salon du Chocolat for their superb floral flavor.
BEAN-TO-BAR IN ECUADOR
Producing our chocolate in the country of cacao allows us access not only to the beans itself but to other lush ingredients right from the source – from coffee and mango to ginger and panela. It also fosters a direct relationship with suppliers and farmers whom we collaborate with to fine-tune every step of the process.
Using her own recipes that she has been developing in New York and Ecuador, our innovative creator Red works with a caring Quito-based team and together they make the bean to bar magic right on the spot.