Tree to Tongue
Aloha, I'm Lulu, creator of Lulu's Chocolate .
Many people ask me how I got started doing what I do, and here is my story.
While living in Portland, Oregon teaching yoga I took a trip to Hawaii to explore the tropics. It was on this trip that I experienced my first taste of raw cacao straight from the tree. It was mind blowing! I had always been a bit of a chocoholic and it felt like for the first time in my chocolate explorations, I was actually fulfilled. My brain buzzed with bliss and my whole body filled with ecstatic energy. WOW!
I knew cacao trees only grow in the tropics, yet after one taste of the raw food that gave me so much energy and bliss I was determined to find a way to recreate those sensations wherever I went. I left Hawaii to attend the Burning Man festival, where everyday I mixed a new flavor of raw chocolate in my coconut bowl and fed anyone around. Each day a bigger crowd came to my camp to experience my chocolate and my new great passion. It was clear that people loved my raw chocolate alchemy!
After the festival, I traveled through California for a few months, experimenting with a variety of recipes and ingredients just for fun. When I returned to Portland for the winter holidays I was in for a surprise! I had so many requests from people wanting to give my raw chocolate creations as holiday gifts. So, I got busy filling orders. In fact, my chocolate became so popular that a business was born by demand of those who love it.
The raw chocolate wants to be shared, and I am happy to co-create with it's magical energy. I am blessed to be running an ever growing, successful business and have the most amazing job in the world! I feel grateful to be able to share this gift with everyone and to spread the chocolate love!