Excerpt from sirenechocolate.com:
"In the lush, mountainous department of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala a heritage tracing back to cacao’s origin in the Mayan civilization go into the cultivation of these cacao trees. The indigenous Q’eqchi Maya farmers produce a magnificent bean. This bar was originally created as a custom bar for The Chocolate Garage in Palo Alto, CA. It went on to win a Silver medal at the International Chocolate Awards in the Americas competition in 2015 and a Silver medal at The Academy of Chocolate Awards in 2016, a Bronze at International Chocolate Awards in 2018."