I have been on a quest to find a local source for Crio Bru Cacao.
So far, no luck.
I was delighted to find the brand at New Seasons Market, a wonderful local grocery chain in the Portland Metro area.
Sadly, the only kind they had was a pumpkin flavored roast.
Yuk! I hate pumpkin.
My Email to New Seasons
I sent an email to New Seasons about offering different roasts in Crio Bru Cacao which read
“Crio Bru Cacao. You have it in a pumpkin version but I would prefer just a roast cacao without extra flavoring. Thank you.”
Response from New Seasons
Unfortunately, Crio Bru’s Pumpkin Spice (light roast) – “Ecuador” is the only roast from Crio Bru that is currently available through our distributors, but that could change. I will be sending a special request to our buyers to let them know that they should consider carrying a selection of Crio Bru’s bestselling roasts at New Seasons. Thank you so very much for taking the time to let us know what products you would like us to carry at New Seasons and for being a valuable customer. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Cece Harris | Community Coordinator
New Seasons Market
My Response to New Seasons
Thank you for your response.
I hope you are able to get other roasts from Crio Bru! I am not a fan of pumpkin.
Thank you and the rest of the team for the great service you provide.
The produce department cuts my butternut, acorn and spaghetti squash in half for me. So much easier than risking impaling myself trying to cut it open.
Also, the meat department makes great suggestions about what to buy and how to cook it.
Finally, the bulk department people are always helpful too.
I love your blog and have tried the recipes.
Although I may resort to buying the Crio Bru cacao online, I am pleased with the helpful attitude of New Seasons. The staff make it a joy to shop there. They are a nice change from the big, impersonal chain grocery stores!
In addition to recipes and great product selection, they have classes and tours for specific food and health subjects. I love that they have classes for children in the stores.
There are more good things that I could say about New Seasons Market but I will close with this comment.
New Seasons Market sets the bar very high!