WHY ETHICAL CHOCOLATE?
We know where our ingredients are sourced and that our business is having a positive impact on the sustainability of these communities. For example, the cooperative Fundopo in The Dominican Republic pays their farmers a bonus price of 10-25% for their entire crop, 42% of which is invested back into the community.
We have chosen to source our beans from the Caribbean, Central and South America where child labour is not known to exist. We condemn enforced child labour in any form. There are instances where children will help their families during the harvest period, but we do not accept any activities that affect children negatively or prevent them from attending school.
FINDING THE PERFECT BEANS
It all starts with the quality of the cocoa beans, and ours are sourced in Panama, Peru, The Dominican Republic and Madagascar. In addition, our partners sourcing our ingredients have their own agronomists and engineers locally based, allowing us to guarantee consistency of quality and 100% traceability to source.
Also the other ingredients in our bars have to be of high quality. Our cane sugar is sourced from Paraguay and Costa Rica and our Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar.
WHY ORGANIC CHOCOLATE?
We completely support that organic farming should maintain and replenish soil for cacao trees without the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Organic certifying bodies forbid the use of preservatives, artificial colours and GMOs.
MAKING OUR CHOCOLATE
With carefully selected ingredients soured from locations in the Caribbean, Central and South America, our chocolate bars are made in Switzerland, in accordance with the most respected and revered Swiss chocolate producing techniques.
Here's a simple diagram showing the journey of one of our bars. It takes a lot of love along the way, from the harvesting of cocoa pods, each containing about 40 cocoa beans, to finally molding it into one of our yummy bars.