Update as of January, 2019:
Chicaoji remains out of stock online and in stores.
We will resume production and shipping ASAP!
Why no Chicaoji?
Contractors continue to work on the remodel at Chicaoji Central. This project was supposed to take 3-4 weeks back in the merry month of May, 2018….now it’s 2019. We hope to be back in production soon.
There’s a good reason for the upgrade (not so much reason for the delay). We are going to share the Chicaoji production facility with “Taproot A Lopez Kitchen” shared-use community kitchen. Taproot is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that organized to help small food processors start and run businesses and to provide home processors the opportunity to process/preserve food for their families using commercial scale equipment.
This requires some changes to the building. We thought we had enough backstock to keep all of y’all supplied with Chicaoji during this remodel but….alas….we are on island time… and things are taking longer than expected. I’ll post about it on the Chicaoji Facebook page.
You can also follow our progress on the Taproot Facebook page.
As inconvenient as this shortage may be, keep in mind that it’s temporary. Taproot serves the long term goal of community food sustainability and economic opportunity.
We appreciate your whatever patience you can muster.
—Randall and Sarah
Chicaoji Sauce uniquely features a blend of Goji berries and Cacao with smoky Chipotles
Vegan, gluten free, GMO free and certified organic
Versatile condiment and ingredient for
Sauces, Marinades, Dips & Spreads
Chicaoji makes good food taste better!
Great ingredients mean great taste
The unique combination of ingredients add great flavor to almost any food.
- Sweet and tangy goji berries balance the chocolate-ty bitterness of cacao.
- Tart apple cider vinegar compliments the sweet agave nectar.
- Smoky chipotles heat things up just enough.
- Sea salt weaves together all the flavors.
Chicaoji is sweet, sour, salty, bitter, sweet, and spicy; all the flavors with medium heat.
What’s it all about
I believe food is medicine. I selected Chicaoji’s ingredients because they are delicious, nutritious and have well recognized health benefits. I created Chicaoji with the help of friends and neighbors at the Vortex Juice Bar and Café here on Lopez Island, Washington and we continue to make it in small batches on the island.
I also invented the name: