Sweet Beginnings

Why can’t anybody make great tasting organic candy bars? That was the question weighing on Denis Ring’s mind. Being a natural food expert, he was certain it was just a matter of time before a delicious, organic all-American candy bar would hit stores. However, years passed and nothing happened. This is when Denis took matters into his own hands. He started working with different concepts to create something tasty.

Denis wanted some honest feedback, so he brought these early samples to his friend and entrepreneur, Scott Kucirek. Scott was sold after his first bite! Denis invited Scott to join him in building a truly innovative organic candy company.

When selecting a location for its factory, the team couldn’t resist the lure of West Oakland. Like OCHO Candy, it was up-and-coming and ready to shine. And it’s where OCHO continues finding new ways to make candy more delicious and surprising.

At OCHO Candy:

We believe that organic can be and should be delicious.

We believe candy bars should be beautiful inside and out.

We believe old school candy bars should be made with new school common sense-keep the ingredients real and the artificial out.

We believe in saying what we mean and making what we say.

We believe in democratizing our candy bars-everyone deserves to enjoy organic candy at a good value.



OCHO team

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We are a group of lean-thinking, hard-working, fun-loving candy fanatics. We love challenges and working through problems in our ever-evolving landscape. We value can-do professionals who want to join our mission to make the best tasting candy bars on earth!



Frequently Asked Questions

What does OCHO stand for?

Organic CHOcolate.

Where can I find OCHO candy bars for purchase?

To find a store that sells OCHO Candy products near you, click here.
Our products are also available in our online store.

Are your products gluten free?

Gluten Free Food Program USA certifies all of our products as gluten-free. The GFFP USA certification stamp is displayed on all of our packaging.

How many of your products are organic?

100% of our products are organic. They’re also fair trade, gluten-free and, as all certified organic products, non-GMO.

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