80% Dark Chocolate
Made in Madagascar
This delectable bar is perfect for the chocolate lover. Made from superior grade and organic cocoa, it's dark and rich and has an exceptionally smooth aftertaste.
Each purchase supports farmworkers with Beyond Good in Madagascar.
80% Dark Chocolate | Direct Trade | Madagascar
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- 80% Cocoa
- Size: 2.64 oz.
- USDA Organic, Project non-GMO verified, Vegan, Kosher, Gluten-Free, Soy Free
- Ingredients: Organic cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic sunflower lecithin (emulsifier)
- Chocolate was prepared where nuts were handled.
Beyond Good supports farmworkers working to create high-quality chocolate. Beyond Good serves some of the most vulnerable communities by creating dignified income opportunities for farmworkers in Madagascar. The organization is dedicated to creating chocolate, from bean to bar, in Madagascar to support the industry and farmworkers on the ground. Working directly with cocoa farmworkers, Beyond Good trains producers, including in fermentation and drying, and provides them with the necessary equipment and resources, such as organic certification, to enhance their output, giving them an opportunity to invest in their own future.
Beyond Good sources cocoa from farmworkers located in northern Madagascar. A main part of Beyond Good’s mission is to keep the supply chain — from the first step to the last step — in Madagascar. The chocolate is made with heirloom cocoa, which means it is superior grade and organic cocoa. To begin the process of creating these delicious chocolate bars, small-scale farm workers will first harvest the cocoa beans. Next, they will wrap them in large plantain leaf parcels and allow them to ferment in the sun for five to eight days. The cocoa beans are later set to dry for eight to 12 days, allowing the moisture to be released. During this process, the beans will change in color and begin to form a more traditional “chocolate” flavor. The cocoa beans are then transported by Beyond Good to its chocolate makers for the final stages of production, removing the need for intermediaries in the supply chain and maximizing the direct profits for farmworkers.
The Republic of Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, with a population of approximately 23 million people and 18 Malagasy tribes of different ethnic make up. These groups include the Merina, Betsileo, Antaimoro, Sakalava, and Betsimisaraka. Although there are racial differences, Malagasy people share a common language and culture because much of the Malagasy culture is influenced by the Asian-African origin of the island’s people, which has lead to a unique and diverse society with complex customs.
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Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. It seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are committed to the Fair Trade principles.