African chocolate has a dark history. That is why projects in the Virunga National Park, the oldest in Africa, are so important.
In 2016 the Femmes de Virunga project was launched, the first ever female-led cacao cooperative in the world, and in one of the most dangerous places to be a woman. The project educates and supports these women, enabling them to provide for and support their families.
Since the project started in 2016 more than a quarter of a million cacao trees have been planted and there are over 1500 women farmers in the cooperative.
A 75% dark chocolate a deep flavor and light brightness of dried red fruits with a peaty whisky end note.
Price x 70G Bar
Chocolarder is one of a handful of bean-to-bar chocolate makers in the UK, and the only one based in Cornwall. Everything that comes out of their factory is made with only the best ingredients, sourced locally where possible, in the seaside town of Falmouth.
Founded in 2012, Chocolarder started as the passion project of Mike Longman, a former pastry chef. Chocolarder is committed to ethical and sustainable practices:
Plastic-free packaging on all products
No palm oil
Supporting reforestation in various projects around the globe
Slavery-free ingredients sourced direct from farmers
An obsessive commitment to keeping waste to a minimum
And committing to zero-carbon alternatives wherever possible