The municipality of Comalcalco, in the southeastern state of Tabasco, boasts the highest levels of cocoa production in Mexico. This region was home to the ancient Olmec and Mayan civilizations, whom introduced the word “kakawa,” or cocoa, to the world. And it is in this region that Wolter Chocolates now cultivates over 66-acres of cacao plantations.
The story of Wolter Chocolates story is one of perseverance and passion for celebrating Mexican fine chocolate making.
It all began when Alejandro Campos and his wife Ana Parizot Wolter, witnessed how tourists appreciated Belgian chocolate while traveling in that country. The couple asked themselves, “how is it that out of the five countries that boasted the best chocolate in the world, not a single one cultivates even one acre of cocoa?”
That question drove them to create something special. Through hard work, Wolter Chocolates has become the most awarded Mexican chocolate maker in the world, being recognized with a total of 54 international awards. Their award-winning chocolate – Quetzalli, contains cardamom and chicatana salt, which is made of ants.
“When you buy a bar of Quetzalli, you're getting a piece of Mexico, a piece of the cocoa. You're not just walking away with a chocolate bar, you're taking a little piece of Mexican history, tradition and culture,” Alejandro Campos, Wolters Chocolate owner said.
Because American fine chocolate consumers are used to importing fine chocolates from Europe, many of them have yet to discover Wolter Chocolates. That’s why Sommtable is proud to partner with Wolter Chocolates to create a virtual experience where you can learn about the art of chocolate making from Mexico’s top chocolatier.