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Sarah Michelle Gellar documents her colourful trip to Peru on Instagram

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar recently travelled to Peru in search of “the world’s best chocolate.” Though many know the star from her role as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gellar has a passion for sustainable food production. Together with longtime friends Galit Laibow and Greg Fleishman, she runs Foodstirs, an LA-based start-up selling GMO-free baking kits and dessert mixes. “We’re determined to help bakers around the world take pride in their pantries, joy in their treats, and time together in the heart of the home”, the trio declare on their site.

Gellar documented her colourful trip to South America on her Instagram channel, and in one post can be seen in a lab with a barrel of cocoa beans, complete with hair net:

“Time to make the chocolate. The real (and most important) reason I was in #Peru was to source the world’s best chocolate. At @foodstirs we only use the finest, non gmo, organic, fair trade and sustainable ingredients the world has to offer. How do we know? Because we (literally) travel the world to find them. Anyone who knows me, knows I care equally about how my food tastes and what it takes to get it there. I want to know that from the farmers lives, to the factory and to you, people are treated fairly and ethically. So I present you the …finest and most delicious chocolate, made by me!!”

Of course, the star made time to explore the wonders of Peru before heading back to the States. In one snap, she’s posing in front of the incredible Incan citadel of Machu Picchu:

“I came….I saw….I conquered!!! #Machupicchu It was as breath taking and as incredible as I imagined. “It is better to see something once, than to hear about it a thousand times”

In another, she’s seen holding a baby alpaca as she chats to a group of traditionally-dressed locals: “Making new friends….complete honesty, I contemplated asking the alpaca if I could wear his necklace.”