Welcome to Understory. We create meaningful experiences with fine chocolate. Founded in 2013, Understory’s work showcases how flavours make you feel through art, psychology, technology and chocolate.

We hand-make our chocolate with the incredibly rare and highly prized Marañón cacao from Peru. Each bar is wrapped in screen printed artwork designed by local artist Naio and printed by artist Arthur Buxton.

The artwork is of 8000 year old cave paintings at the top of the Marañón Canyon, a day’s hike from the farms.

Please watch our documentary, ‘Chocolamentary’, below about these rare beans, the farmers who grow them and how Marañón cacao provides a sustainable future for this remote community.

Understory create immersive events, conduct collaborative research, run workshops and edible lectures and provide consultancy to major brands.

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