There is a growing number of Fairtrade and Organic chocolate producers. Many obtain certification but a few of the smaller producers, like Grenada Chocolate, are unable to afford the costs associated with the certification branding, even though as a workers co-operative they are better than fairtrade. The term Organic used to attach a premium in price but recently a number of entrants to the market such as Vivani have delivered Organic and good quality chocolate at a very competative price. Happy exploring!
This Italian artisan has focussed on the rarer cocoa bean varieties to produce bars for the chocolate connoisseur.
Award winning English handmade chocolates that are truly delicious and are Dairy- and Gluten Free, as well as Organic and Vegan.
A German producer that sources its beans from a worker co operative in Ghana.
Founded in 1991 this UK chocolate company was the first to obtain Fairtrade status.
We think this is the only chocolate producer that is a worker co-operative, so it’s better than Fairtrade. Taste the difference.
This company is modelled on the Grenada Chocolate company and aims to keep the "value added" production process in Madagascar. Try something different today.
This company was founded in 2005 with the ambition of only producing chocolate that is Fairtrade and organic.
The company was set up in the 1960’s to produce an alternative to dairy milk, producing milk from plants, the original ‘soya milk’ called Plant Milk. PLAnt MILk became Plamil Foods.
All their chocolates are dairy free and gluten free, and produced in thier own 'no nuts' factory. The velvety textured, superb tasting chocolates do not contain any dairy ingredient nor are any used in production as a processing aid. So they're suitable for those allergic to dairy milk chocolate as well as vegans and vegetarians.
This Austrian artisan has a range of over 300 bars and creates tastes that can only be described as a chocolate revolution.
Chocolate and Love - Award winning organic chocolate made in Switzerland for this Scottish company. The philosophy is to produce Organic chocolate bars in an ethical manner with care for the farmers and the environment part of that ethic. The company also participates in "weforest" to replant trees so as to provide a better environment. On top of all this they make Great Taste Award winning bars!
Meybona, founded in 1923, is a "Bean-to-bar" producer in Germany, focusing on bars with a strong cocoa flavour with a Conching time from 24 to 48 hours. The bars are free from preservatives, free from foreign fats (they only use pure cocoa butter). These bars are also Organic.
Vivani use ingredients are organically grown and certified, Cocoa varieties are of top quality and are used in an optimum ratio of mixture. They deliberately exclude lecithin, especially soy lecithin in most of their products, they do not use genetically engineered ingredients.