My name is Michelle and I love everything chocolate. Do you love chocolate too? :)
HOW I STARTED
The start of it all began when we sold my first raw cacao bars ( we like to call them this way) at a school fair back in 2017. The feedback was good, and word of mouth made my production grow, turning it into a home business. This small home business grew rapidly, so we had to hire extra hands to help me out.
We got busy quickly. Therefore, we opena company (PT Bizou Raw Rezeki). The products were very well received, until production was above what was legally allowed by our basic food license 1 year ago. Sadly, was forced to take a breather and regroup everything.
Taking advantage of this time, we developed other cacao based products : cacao butter vegan massage candles, and a healthy alternative 3 in 1 vegan cacao drink. More info hereunder ;)
By the way, don't hesitate to have a look at my previous Instagram page @balikissraw
AND NOW ?
GOOD NEWS is we have obtained the relevant licenses : one for the cacao butter vegan massage candles, one for the 3 in 1 vegan cacao drink. Therefore, legally ready and really excited. So are our existing clients, and strongly believe that with your help we can seduce many more.
These are just the beginning range of products, and am looking forward to creating more flavours and aromas. Always health-conscious, supporting the local communities and harmless for our planet.
We still need to finalise the packaging , logo etc but the products itself are ready with the required licensing. it was more important to us to obtain the license first before we got into the packaging and design work etc.
3 in 1 Vegan Cacao Drink
In order to obtain our license, we had to give in a mock up packaging of the drink. Please note that this is not the final logo etc
After living in Indonesia for many years, it was very noticeable that most of the 3 in 1 drinks are very high in sugar, filled with unhealthy ingredients. The idea of creating a simple, delicious, creamy, healthy, locally produced cacao drink came to me.
Hot Mess cacao drink is vegan friendly, lactose and gluten free. It's rich in flavour and light enough to drink in the tropical weather. It's nutritional and great for all ages.
HOT MESS CACAO BUTTER MASSAGE CANDLES
The candles are made from organic cacao butter, coconut wax and coconut oil, with essential oils. Totally vegan and great to massage onto your skin, with the melted warm butter coconut wax and the aroma of the essential oils to drift you away into lalaland.
We work with a couple of sustainable and fair trade cacao farmers in Indonesia. Our Sumatran cacao supplier has all the necessary machines to produce bean to bar and the necessary license to export the bars in the future.
We use BUHLER chocolate machines. European standard.
The required licence is expected to be issued short notice.
- THE RESELLERS:
Here is a non-exhaustive list of existing / potential resellers:
- Retail Stores
- Organic / Health Stores
- Online Shopping
- Airports / Airline companies
Not just in Bali but all over Indonesia.
We will recruit our staff from Stella's Child or Bali Wise Foundation as to help support our local community.
WHAT WE NEED FUNDING FOR:
To start of, the immediate required funds are:
- the rent for my production/office space
- graphic design
- cacao beans
We would like to thank you very much for funding this small business.