Welcome to another week with the Startup Junkie crew! This week, Caleb Talley and Jeff Amerine have a talk with Deric Cahill, founder and CEO of Wicked BOLD Chocolate. Wicked BOLD Chocolate is a chocolate company that only uses organic & ethically sourced cacao in their process and commits to ingredient transparency. They source their cacao through Belize leveraging their partners at Chocolate Alchemy. In this episode, you will get to hear about the story behind Wicked BOLD Chocolate, the importance of being resilient during tough times, and thoughts around growing and managing their supply chain moving forward. Tune in with us!
(2:07) Introducing Deric Cahill and Wicked BOLD Chocolate
(7:41) Utilizing farmer’s markets and building an online presence
(12:56) Changing the way chocolate is perceived
(14:53) Growing the brand and exploring new territory
(23:42) Planning for future growth
(30:52) Collaborating with other businesses
(32:47) Advice for the younger self
(36:36) Wrap up
“Everything we do as a company, I want to be rooted in that. Like giving back and like empowering people to live life to the boldest. That’s our motto.” (16:26)
“Even if your stop at Wicked BOLD is a year, three years, five years, whatever it is, you’re leaving us better than when you came to us, and we’re positioning you to do whatever the hell you want to do to be as happy as possible.” (16:48)
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