Ecuador is a spectacular country. Tourists are drawn to this land due to its wonderful landscapes, different traditional cultures and fabulous natural diversity. It’s known for having 4 worlds in one.
Each of its regions is unique and amazing in their own way and completely different from the other 3. Those who travel to Ecuador, NEVER forget their experience.

Ecuador is a spectacular country

Hoja Verde’s Initiative

Hoja Verde’s Initiative

Hoja Verde wanted to share that magic with the world. They desired a product that represents this country, a product that tastes like the middle of the world. The best way to do that was with chocolate!

Hoja Verde Chocolate was launched in 2008. Their purpose was to challenge Ecuador’s fame as a flavor cocoa bean exporter, and place it among the top producers of fine chocolate at a worldwide level, and they have. The exceptional quality of the black and milk chocolates of Hoja Verde have been recognized internationally by the Academy of Chocolate Awards for two consecutive years.

Making one of the world’s finest chocolates

Making one of the world’s finest chocolates

The unique flavors and aromas of the Hoja Verde chocolates are the outcome of a total traceability model that connects small fine cocoa producers with the consumer. Most of the raw material that it’s used in the making, comes from the association UOPROCAE (Union of Producers of Cocoa Arriba of Esmeraldas) that unites 394 cocoa producer families and seven grassroots associations in the province of Esmeraldas. UOPROCAE is recognized for its excellent fermentation processes and exceptionally fruity cocoa aroma.

Hoja Verde’s principle emphasizes the need to recognize farmers’ effort and the work they do. This means they pay them much better prices than the average. Under these guidelines, farmers strive to produce the best possible cocoa with their heart and soul. Once in the market, a fair price allows them to know that their work is sustainable, that it promotes a decent life: with access to education, medicine, home, food, and leisure.

Making one of the world’s finest chocolates

It is extremely important that the consumer is aware of all the work behind the product. Also, how their purchase decision generates a positive impact to each one of the producers families.

The company believes that a successful business must make sure that their suppliers are happy. This is based on the belief that the real business is not the exchange of merchandise for money, but the relationship between human beings.

Hoja Verde Chocolate has resulted in an exceptional range of internationally awarded premium products thanks to the production chain that support it. The hearts behind the company are the ones at blame when we think on the magic that makes this product so special.

Hoja Verde Chocolate has resulted in an exceptional range of internationally awarded premium products


Taste the middle of the earth:

4 Pack Organic Dark Chocolate
66% Chocolate + Orange
50% Cacao with milk


The meaning behind the number of roses you give in a bouquet
Feelings are meant to be expressed, and we all know that there are infinite ways to do it. What we can't deny is that some of these are more universal than others. You can externalize your fondness with a hug or display your affection with a kiss. The meanings behind these actions are known worldwide.

The meaning behind the number of roses you give in a bouquet

The same thing happens with gifts. A present is usually a materialization of the emotions that exist in your heart for someone in particular. Giving the right object that reveals what you feel is very important for everyone. So when it comes down to choosing the perfect item for a special occasion, you can never go wrong with the classics. Chocolate and jewelry are perfect exemplars of elegant gifts that say “I love you”, but neither of them manifests romance and passion like roses. These flowers are perfect to convey the word love.

The power of giving roses

The power of giving roses

When you give a present, you are not only communicating what you feel for someone else. You are also saying a lot about your personality. These acts influence the perception that others have about you. Studies have shown that flowers create instant delight to those who receive them. People who send these flowers are commonly viewed as happy, caring, emotionally intelligent and even courageous. Why? Well, roses are extremely beautiful, elegant, soft and have a pleasing aroma. They are perfect to make your statement when you fall in love.

Roses and their meanings

Roses and their meanings

Roses come in a wide variety of colors and they mean different things. It’s important to acknowledge them when choosing a bouquet as a present. You want to express what you feel with the right color and number. Number? Yes! The number of roses in a bouquet also has various implications. If you don’t know what these are, we have the perfect guide for you.



















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Sense Ecuador<sup>®</sup> in the final stage of DHL’s challenge: Export to the World

DHL Express, the world's leading logistics company, with more than 30 years of experience in Ecuador, has partnered up with IMPAQTO to invite small and medium-sized Ecuadorian companies to participate in the first edition of the DHL Export to the World Challenge.

Export to the World Challenge

Export to the World Challenge

DHL’s objective with this initiative has been to encourage the development of new business proposals in Ecuador that have a social contribution, meet the needs of current and potential customers and that can be anchored to its economic chain adding value to it.

The “Export to the World Challenge” has encouraged entrepreneurs from all around Ecuador to subscribe and to express their ideas and motivations. It has also created a window to promote the projects of these local entrepreneurs towards the rest of the world. In order to publicize their business models and participate for a recognition that helps them consolidate their projects locally and internationally.

Export to the World Challenge

Ecuador is a country with a lot of potential. According to Edith Villavicencio, general manager of DHL Express Ecuador, this country is the one with most entrepreneurship in Latin America. 1 in 3 adults aim to create their own business before turning 45 years old.

With 347 subscriptions, Sense Ecuador® has recently been listed as one of the final 10 companies in the Exporters category of the Export to the World Challenge. This demonstrates the potential that its business model has and the quality of the premium products they offer. Their commitment of reducing distances by sending a piece of Ecuador straight to their consumer’s doorstep with a single click has been well recognized and appreciated.

Ecuadorian premium products to expand your senses:


4 bars of 1 organic dark chocolate
Galapagos coffee beans: 2 bags of 12 oz