On behalf of a local Farmers’ Market vendor, Vaka Chocolate, I would like to share this with you all. “In effort to raise funds to help our Ukrainian homeland, caught in an unjust, unlawful invasion by the Russian regime. All proceeds (including ingredient cost, packaging cost, production labour, design labour, packaging labour) will be donated to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal of Canadian Red Cross. The Canadian government is matching donor contributions dollar for dollar until March 18th.
This bar is available online, in-store, and at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday.
Kyiv Cake: Inspired by the Ukrainian namesake cake, this bar combines fruity Nicaraguan cacao with roasted hazelnuts, meringue and toasted white cream.
Two legends exist on the cake’s origin: one depicts the cake as a “delicious accident“, the other – an intentional recipe. Either way, the cake was invented in Kyiv around 1956, received it’s first award in 1957, and became world famous + beloved immediately after. This bar is my attempt at recreating the magic. I have made the actual cake once, for my brother on his birthday – it was a labour of love as the cake is very complex to execute.
To learn more about the Ukrainian history, I encourage you to visit encyclopediaofukraine and/or view the Netflix documentary “Winter on Fire“.
Vaka Chocolate is owned and two-hand-operated by me, Serge Savchuk, born in Ukraine, immigrated to a Canada at the age of 15 along with my parents and 2 brothers.
Thank you for supporting this cause, please share, tag, spread the word. Every little bit counts.” 💙💛