THE CHOCOLATE INDUSTRY WASTES 70% OF THE CACAO POD USING THE BEANS ONLY TO MAKE CHOCOLATE
BLUE STRIPES UPCYCLES THE WHOLE CACAO
SHELL + FRUIT + BEANS
TO ELEVATE YOUR DAILY NUTRITION
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF UPCYCLING CACAO?
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Utilizing the entire cacao fruit reduces food waste, which is the #1 contributing factor to the greenhouse effect.
FOR THE FARMERS
Farmers used to only be paid for cacao beans. Upcycling means they can earn two and a half times as much per kilogram of cacao fruit.
There are benefits to be had in all parts of the cacao fruit, even the parts that are normally wasted. Dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, & minerals to name a few.
After founding the chocolate 80-store empire Max Brenner, Oded Brenner craved a change. He had begun to see the horrendous waste of the chocolate industry, which was discarding hundreds of millions of pounds of nutritious cacao fruit every year.
In 2022, After 3 years of kitchen experimentation, Oded launched Blue Stripes. Granolas and trail mixes made with the entire cacao pod, Cacao Water made by cold-pressing the sweet fruit of cacao, and delicious snacks with all of the nutritional benefits that cacao has to offer.
We hope you enjoy our delicious and earth-friendly products.