An ethical indulgence

| 29 July , 2009 | 1 Reply

I don’t know where to start with this post, it’s about chocolate.  Next to cupcakes, lollies and ice cream I lurve chocolate.  I know I know, but it’s not like I have them all at once or all the time, they are my treats 🙂

I was kindly sent some an organic chocolate from Green & Black’s to taste test and it’s yummy, yum, yum.  I don’t think I’ve paid much attention to the brand but I’m paying attention now, because this is cocoa with a conscience.

Chocolate Block

The Green & Black chocolate-making process starts with harvesting organically grown cocoa beans as well as other organic ingredients to make their delicious chocolate free from pesticide residue and genetically modified ingredients.

Cocoa

Their products are made using cocoa beans supplied by farmers who use biodiverse methods to support a more environmentally sustainable ecosystem, meaning the quality of the chocolate is as good as the earth it comes from.

And they have a flavour to suit everyone, of course my favourite is the White and Milk Chocolate, which are the least beneficial from an antioxidant perspective but at least it’s organic and ethically produced I say!

Newest flavour to hit the shelves is butterscotch and I haven’t had the pleasure of tasting that one, but it sounds very very yummy with each Milk Chocolate bar filled with crisp, crunchy pieces of organic butterscotch.

Trio of ChocOther available flavours:

  • Dark (70% cocoa solids): The brand’s signature chocolate is made from fine organic Trinitario beans from the Dominican Republic, to deliver an intense, complex flavour
  • Milk (34% cocoa solids): A higher cocoa mass and more than the usual amount of milk than most milk chocolate, results in a creamy taste and smooth texture
  • White: Combining cocoa butter with flecks of Bourbon Vanilla, the worldʼs second most expensive spice, creates a truly luxurious experience with an authentic flavour you can see
  • Maya Gold: The first chocolate to be awarded Fair Trade status is based on a traditional Belizean recipe featuring a twist of orange, cinnamon and nutmeg to create a rich, dark intensity with a delicious warmth.

Double

This ethical chocolate company is an advocate for the Fair Trade system and pays its farmers a fair price, develops strong relationships with producers and invests in local infrastructure to improve lives in communities that grow its cocoa.  So there’s just no excuse for us to feel guilty about indulging.

Available at Coles, Woolworths and selected selected green and health stores; RRP from $3.99 for 100gm blocks.

Visit their website for recipe ideas and more.

Love,
Sassi
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