Our story

Wildness is a Social Enterprise in New Zealand and in Singapore. We harness the passion, skills and energy of exceptional Singaporeans with special needs at APSN CFA (Association for Persons with Special Needs Centre for Adults) and in the Rimutaka prison in New Zealand.

Packed with eco-friendly zero waste materials, our delicious organic chocolates are handmade using only the finest ingredients and environmentally sustainable methods.

We were founded in New Zealand in 2014 and based in Rimutaka prison where we empower inmates with skills.

All of our product packaging is printed locally in Singapore and New Zealand using sustainable soy-based inks on bio-degradable paper and sleeves. Wildness is proud to work in two countries who share a passion for integrity, sustainability, environmental awareness, zero waste, organic foods and fostering real social progress.

We believe it is time for us all to be ethical in our work for our children's future.

Our philosophy

We put our whole heart in our chocolate. And so in our business: each and every of our actions try to make a positive contribution to the communities where we operate. Our chocolate is organic. For packaging in New Zealand, we enroll inmates to help them on their journey to return safely to society (see Department of Corrections for more info). In Singapore, we specifically decided to work with Adults with Special needs at APSN Centre for Adults (CFA), who would otherwise to find a job.

Also, we actively support MeDArt. MeDArt is a collaborative research project, engaging science, drawing and technology to advance dementia research. Have a look at their web site out! Finally, we support and donate to Red Cross, Engineers without borders and the soup kitchen in Wellington “Sisters of Compassion”.

Health Benefits & uses of Cupuaçu

The population that have been eating and cultivating cupuacu for generations, look to the plant for a variety of treatments. Cupuacu is often used as a pain killer. It purportedly provides antioxidants and other benefits to the digestive system. In addition, the theobromides in cupuacu act like caffeine to provide energy and alertness. Cupuacu is also sold as a lotion or cream because it has rejuvenating effects for skin.

The taste of cupuacu is often compared to chocolate, banana, melon, and the fruit is served in a wide variety of ways. When the seeds are processed using a method similar to that used to refine cacao seeds into chocolate, you get the base flavor for cupulate. Cupulate is a hot drink that is related to our hot chocolate. From the sweetened pulp of the cupuacu fruit comes a variety of desserts, including candy, jelly, ice cream, and juice. In addition to the sought-after taste, cupuacu is often harvested and sold as a health supplement.