Dominican-origin chocolate is the focus on this week's episode of Straight From the Source. Find out how Eric Reed went from livestock farming to becoming a chocolatier. His company, SPAGnVOLA, uses exquisite Dominican Republic estate-grown and processed cocoa which manufactured into chocolate in their Truffle Factory. Tune in and find out more about the ins and outs of cacao farming in the Dominican Republic and how Eric's company made its mark on the chocolate community. This program was sponsored by Heritage Meat Shop.

"Most people don't view soil as something that truly belongs to anybody." [07:00]

"Across all three of our premium bars has its own distinct characteristic. We don't tell customers what the flavor notes will be because everybody's palate is different." [19:45]

--Eric Reed of SPAGnVOLA on Straight From the Source