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Guide to Shopping Sustainably this Easter

As we start packing our bags, loading the car and preparing for an egg-cellent Easter extravaganza, let's talk about something sweeter than a bag full of chocolatey Easter goodies – sustainability!

At Koko Black we are so proud to say that our chocolate doesn’t just taste incredible, it does incredible things too. How you ask? We are proud partners of Cocoa Horizons, an independent Foundation working with brands to improve the lives of cocoa farmers, their communities and the environment. Through Cocoa Horizons we are supporting 100% sustainably sourced cocoa.

Here are three crucial reasons why it’s important to shop chocolate made from sustainably sourced cocoa this Easter:

  • People: Many cocoa farming communities face numerous social challenges, including poverty, child labor, and poor working conditions. Our partnership with Cocoa Horizons ensures we are supporting initiatives that ensure fair wages, improve working conditions, help protect children, provide access to education, empower women and provide basic healthcare.
  • Planet: Unsustainable cocoa farming practices can have significant environmental consequences, including deforestation, habitat destruction, and soil degradation. Through our partnership with Cocoa Horizons we are helping to support a carbon-positive, zero-deforestation cocoa supply chain. Provide shade trees, green energy and training on environmental protection to cocoa farming communities.
  • Palate: Sustainably sourced cocoa often leads to higher-quality chocolate. By investing in sustainable farming practices, farmers can improve crop yields, enhance the flavor profile of their beans, and ensure the long-term viability of their farms. This results in chocolate that not only tastes better but also supports the livelihoods of cocoa farmers for generations to come.

Now you know the importance of shopping sustainably this Easter, how can you identify ethical chocolate brands when you hit the shops?

Check the labels: take a moment to read the back label of your favourite chocolate to see if it has any sustainable certifications. Cocoa Horizons, Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance are the three primary certification bodies in Australia, so you are looking for one of these logos. Koko Black are proud to be certified by Cocoa Horizons.

Search their website: Dive deeper into a brands sustainability efforts by reading up on their website. Look for information on their sourcing practices, community initiatives, and environmental efforts. Brands that are serious about sustainability will shout it from the rooftops (or their website). You can read all about Koko Blacks sustainability efforts here.

In essence, shopping for chocolate made from sustainably sourced cocoa isn't just about indulging in guilt-free treats – it's about making a positive impact on the lives of farmers, protecting our planet's precious resources, and savoring chocolate that's handcrafted with care and conscience. Shop the Koko Black Easter range now.