About The Owner


Karen Blackwell of Kanda Chocolates

Karen M. Blackwell is the founder and CEO of Sage & Alms™, a benefit corporation with the brands Kanda™ Chocolates and DewBurst™.  With servant leadership as her North Star, Karen created a benefit corporation to further illustrate her commitment to social and environmental justice.  


As CEO, Karen develops and executes on strategic business models through global partnerships; with a current focus on Ghana.   Kanda™ Chocolates was created to elevate the chocolate tasting experience while maintaining a commitment to social responsibility by maintaining operations in Ghana, purchasing fair-trade cocoa and donating 10% of proceeds to charitable organizations.  What started as a love for chocolate has turned into business that she is passionate about and advocates for.