Easter is coming soon, which means it’s time for chocolate eggs and bunnies 🐰
If like us, you plan to eat a lot of delicious chocolate, how can you make sure you choose a sustainable brand?
Chocolate production starts with cocoa. Intensive production of cocoa is often linked to child labour, deforestation, low wages and terrible working conditions.
To protect the environment and the farmers, be careful with greenwashing with unfounded claims like “natural” or “green”. Instead, look for labels like the Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, or UTZ certifications.
Go dark! Choose chocolate with 70%, 80% or even 90% cacao. More cacao means more money for the cacao farmers, who generally have very low wages and difficult working conditions.
You can also choose organic chocolate that will have a lesser impact on the environment.
Also do some research about the brand, and see how sustainable it is. And don’t forget about the packaging, try to avoid over packaged individually plastic wrapped chocolates.
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