Shari in chocolate shop
Grant Recipient

April 22, 2022

WomensNet Mini grant awarded to Living Chocolate

Living Chocolate

Woman Entrepreneur:
Shari Flam

“Our six year old business is doing well but we can’t be supportive enough of our growing customer base without our own brick and mortar. We began out of a passion for health and heart opening cacao so there is no white sugar or processed dairy in anything we do. Our passion is the cacao conversation where we try to help people take back their health and use cacao in a ritual way, healing ourselves, healing the planet.”

Shari’s plan to open a retail store front has come to fruition. We recently visited Shari in her Sedona, Arizona storefront. She shared a sampling of her cacao including using it in a ritual way…a nice way to spend an afternoon.

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