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[[File:Cinagra 122.jpg|600px|thumb|none|Madécasse chocolate produced at the [[Cinagra]] factory in [[Antananarivo]]]]
Two former Peace Corps workers, Tim McCollum and Brett Beach, co-founded Madécasse in 2008 while working in Madagascar with an aim to benefit a local farming industry through a cooperative of 45 farmers. Their chocolate was originally made and packaged by [[Chocolaterie Robert]] and is since 2009 produced by [[Cinagra]], using cocoa from plantations in Ambanja, such as the [[Millot Plantation]].
In 2011, Madécasse was awarded one of ''[http://www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2011/profile/madecasse.php 50 Most Innovative Companies]'' by ''[http://www.fastcompany.com Fast Company]'' - a media company which features unique business concepts and the individuals behind them in their printed and online publications.