Did you know that many of the people who grow cocoa beans have never tasted the final product?
Worldwide cocoa cultivation varies widely in the profit sharing between cocoa farmers and the companies that refine the beans into chocolate.
One of the best ways to ensure you are supporting an enterprise that supports its farmers is to buy Fair Trade. Fair Trade chocolate ensures that farmers receive a better deal on their cocoa and additional income to invest in their community.
Our favorite Fair Trade chocolate company is Divine Chocolate, the only Fair Trade chocolate company which is owned by the cocoa farmers themselves. Company ownership gives Divine famers a meaningful share of Divine’s profits and a stronger voice in the cocoa industry. Divine Chocolate is made with only the finest quality, fairly traded cocoa beans from Kuapa Kokoo, a cooperative of smallholder farmers in Ghana. The cocoa is grown in the shade of the tropical rainforest, and slowly fermented and dried in the sun.
Farmer N’Da Alphonse has never seen or tasted the finished product he grows. “To be honest I do not know what they make of my beans,” he said. “I’ve heard they’re used as flavoring in cooking, but I’ve never seen it. I do not even know if it’s true.”
Watch as he and his friends try chocolate for the first time!
So go ahead: treat yourself to one (or all, we won’t tell!) of these delicious treats by Divine and know that your purchase guarantees the farmers get a fair deal and chance to invest in a better future.
Our most popular bar comes in two varieties, dark and milk chocolate!
A bigger bar for a bigger treat! Our 3.5 ounce bar comes in dark, milk, and white chocolate varieties.Whizzco