With Easter just around the corner, it's the perfect time to indulge in some delicious chocolate treats. However, it's important to consider the impact that your chocolate purchases can have on people and the planet. By choosing ethical bean-to-bar chocolate, you can enjoy your chocolate guilt-free, knowing that it was produced in a sustainable and socially responsible way.
First, let's define what bean-to-bar chocolate is. Bean-to-bar chocolate is chocolate that is produced by small-scale chocolate makers who work directly with cocoa farmers to source high-quality cocoa beans. The chocolate is made from scratch, starting with the cocoa beans, which are roasted, ground, and processed into chocolate bars. By controlling the entire chocolate-making process, bean-to-bar chocolate makers can ensure that their chocolate is of the highest quality and that they are paying fair prices to cocoa farmers.
Now, let's talk about how to shop for ethical bean-to-bar chocolate. The first step is to look for chocolate makers who are transparent about their sourcing and production processes. Many bean-to-bar chocolate makers will list the specific farms that they source their cocoa beans from and provide information about their farming practices. By supporting transparent chocolate makers, you can ensure that your chocolate is produced in a way that aligns with your values.
You can check out our cocoa origins here.
When shopping for ethical bean-to-bar chocolate, it's also important to consider the packaging. Look for chocolate bars that are wrapped in eco-friendly packaging, such as biodegradable or compostable materials. This will help reduce the environmental impact of your chocolate purchase. All of our packaging is plastic free, the bags our bars come in are compostable.
Finally, consider supporting local chocolate makers. Many small-scale bean-to-bar chocolate makers operate locally, which means that you can reduce the carbon footprint of your chocolate by purchasing from a local maker. Supporting local makers also helps to keep money within your community and supports small businesses.
We’re based in Leeds and most larger cities in the UK have a chocolate maker in or around the area. As of now, we don’t have a shop but you can buy our Easter egg bars from our website here.
Orange oat m!lk egg bar - A creamy and divine m!lk chocolate made without any dairy. The oats give this chocolate a velvet, rich texture and organic orange oil gives it a juicy and bright orange flavour.
Blonde egg bar - Blonde white chocolate is unlike any white chocolate you’ve had before! We make our blonde chocolate by toasting milk powder to caramelise it. This gives the final chocolate bar a delicious caramel flavour with notes of toasted biscuits.