Farmer’s are the future of our food system. Without being really political or high fluent about food, I always appreciate a company trying to give back. It doesn’t hurt that the company makes chocolate. Or, that the chocolate is ridiculously good.
As with all artisanal food, the more attention to detail (usually) equals a better product. This is exactly what’s happening at Divine Chocolate, where about half of the company is owned by their farmers and is leading the Fair Trade brand from the UK to the United States. The cocoa, imported from a farmer owned co-op, Kuapa Kokoo (an area of Ghana) stresses the importance of being fair and honest, while providing the best product and increasing the environment for those farmers growing the crops.
A dark chocolate person, myself, I tend to prefer Divine Chocolate’s 70% Dark Chocolate Bar and Fruit and Nut Dark Chocolate Bar. Flavors and additions range from light to dark with ginger, hazelnut and coffee. Although ideal for the high-end flavor in brownies, cakes and cookies, these chocolates are simple yet elegant enough to eat solo. Note their “Baking Bar” isn’t your traditional sugar-free variety, and indeed has a flavor of it’s own, not even needing to be distinguished or marked as “baking only.”
Here’s to chocolate and helping the world, one bar at a time.
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