10/30/2013 0 Comments
Slammin'!!! The newly refined De La Sol Haitian Chocolate has arrived!!! Let the Haitian choc ice cream taste testing jump off right about now, loved ones!!! Our "THE BIG PAYBACK!" Haiti trade chocolate and vanilla ingredient initiative collabo effort continues w/your big Bros., De La Sol Haiti, The Cambio Group and others!
'Cause payback's a Brother!
10/30/2013 0 Comments
Soul Chef Brother #1, Kowfi (Mr. Freeze), in the mix and cookin' it up w/the new TB Apple Cider Sorbet formula, family! This flavor is off the chain!!!!! No. Seriously! This joint is off the hook hot! D@#n!!! Get it! Get it!! Get it!!! Get it!!!! Get it!!!!! Get it right now!!!!!!
Don't play, people! Don't!!
Your Big Bros.
10/10/2013 0 Comments
As you know (or don't) your big Brothers over here have been engaged in a direct trade chocolate initiative with Haitian cacao and vanilla farmers and the De La Sol Haiti Chocolate and Vanilla company deep in the northern mountains of the country. We got word last week that the current leader of Haiti, President Martelly, featured the Taharka Bros. and its chocolate trade efforts as part of "THE BIG PAYBACK!" (Ayiti) ™ in his speech at the NAACP's national convention down in Orlando, FLA back in July (at the same time that some of us from TB, De La Sol, and The Cambio Group were on the ground in Haiti)! We tripped off of the idea that a sitting president would be speaking about your big Bros!!! And, it's most def cool as to where the speech was given. Thanks Mr. President for the mention! Shout out to NAACP President, Ben Jealous as well!
You can watch the entire speech at the below link. If you just wanna hear the President's wordds on your big Bros. you can scrub through to the 15 minute mark. We've transcribed the TB portion and posted it below as it's difficult to listen along w/the creole translator running over top of the speech.
PRESIDENT MARTELLY'S NAACP SPEECH/TB: "Haiti is, unfortunately, often described as an unsafe destination. The press is quick to point out all that is negative about my country, often choosing to overlook the positive aspects of Haiti's rich culture and history. It's widely celebrated art. It's miles of beautiful sea shores. It's wonderful kreole cuisine. And, most importantly, its warm and welcoming people.I know that many of you in this room can relate to how some black communities are labeled as places to avoid. The talents and contributions of african americans in the united states have not always been appreciated. allow me to illustrate an example of the type of partnership that the new Haiti needs from people like you.A group of young entrepreneurs from the inner-city in Baltimore, Maryland-- The Taharka Bros.--are producing and selling ice cream that incorporates chocolate, salt, and coffee grown in Haiti. Through alliances with farmers in Haiti these african american business owners understand that they can do more for a Haitian farmer, his family, and his community by buying a $200.00 bag of chocolate from them rather than donating $2,000.00. They call it "ice cream with a purpose", and this is exactly the kind of relationship I'm here today to highlight. As a matter of fact, as we speak, these young men are in northern Haiti to strengthen their relationship with farmers and to relive the history of the Haitian revolution.
This story of the Taharka Brothers illustrates how our communities can grow and prosper together. African Americans and Haitians are joined by history but partners by choice. Our communities are the same and our families face the same struggles.There is a multitude of ways for all of you to partake in this journey with Haiti. I hope to see a bond where sister programs with your local churches can be forged with Haitian churches. I hope to see a bond where you delegates sitting here will be part of an excursion to Haiti to see the ruins of where slaves began the battle for freedom. I hope to see a bond between our communities where historically Black colleges and universities form strategic partnerships with Haitian universities so our kids can sit and learn together.This is the perfect time for Haitian and African American communities to renew and strengthen our relationship.
Come and join us. Together with this bond we shall not be moved."
Taharka Bros. Ice Cream, De La Sol Haiti, Inc., The Cambio Group and more! "THE BIG PAYBACK!" (Ayiti) ™ grows, family!!!