Unlike other presents, Valentine’s Day gifts tend to be a last minute kind of thing. We’ve featured a lot of products over the last few months that would make perfect valentine’s day gifts but our top pick for this year are fair trade chocolates that no one can resist.
Every aspect of Theo’s manufacturing process is controlled by them. That means they can guarantee that every step, every ingredient, everything that goes into each bar is as special as the beans themselves. They strive to be the most progressive chocolate maker in the country. Their efforts are validated with rigorous third-party certifications. They were the first organic, fair trade certified chocolate maker in North America, and remain one of only a handful today.
This NYC chocolatier’s mission is to make the most delicious chocolate possible while building and maintaining healthy and valuable relationships with our global community, our planet and each other. Available in NYC and in Wholefoods stores.
Back in 2006, Audrey Darrow, having just gone through radical surgery, radiation and chemotherapy for breast cancer, was working at a health food store in San Diego in the deli. Why? So she could get the employee discount to be able to afford the healthy foods she loved and believed would help keep her cancer-free. For what reason, she wondered, were all the organic, healthy, raw products she was purchasing so prohibitively expensive? Why shouldn’t everyone be able to afford to eat the kinds of food she bought? The wheels started turning and in 2007 Righteously Raw as a concept was born: healthy food at an affordable price, the way chocolate ought to be.
Divine Chocolate is only Fairtrade chocolate company co-owned by cocoa farmers. The Kuapa Kokoo farmers’ cooperative in Ghana has a 45% stake in the UK business and 33% stake in US. All products are made with the finest cocoa from farmers in Ghana who co-own the company and because the cocoa is Fairtrade they get a guaranteed income and you get guaranteed pleasure, so everyone’s sweeter!