175 years of pioneering chocolate journey…
As former coffee and tea merchant, the Barry family set the standard in 1842. By travelling to Africa to seek out and harvest a selection of cocoa beans to transform them into the most refined and delicate cocoa and chocolate products. Bought by the enterprising Lacarré family in 1923, the company was catapulted into the international arena, while further investing in cocoa plantations, factories and communities in both Africa and South America.
RUGGED SPIRIT, REFINED SENSES.
With a boldness and a visionary instinct, Charles Barry has laid the foundation of today’s cocoa and chocolate infrastructure. This rugged determination can still be found in our people who continue his journey today. Just like our customers and farmers, we use all our senses to constantly refine our techniques and cultivate new methods within the world of cocoa and chocolate.
We are always working to achieve the right balance between rugged and refined. We truly believe that this balance will inspire you and ensure our relevance for the next decades to come.
KNOW COCOA TO KNOW CHOCOLATE.
Our mission is to bring the complete story of chocolate to the world, starting from the very source: cocoa.
Fueled by over 170 years of cocoa and chocolate expertise, we have a deep-rooted understanding of the very source. This allows us to bring you great cocoa from remarkable places. We work hard to ensure the future availability and diversity of quality cocoa and fine chocolate flavours.