What do you know about the farmers who produce the cacao for your chocolate?
As chocolate-sellers there are a few things we rather do than selling chocolate. Of course, eating chocolate would be one of them. But also: learn about the world of chocolate & teach people about how it works. That’s why we let customers ask questions, questions we send to the makers of the chocolates we sell.
The first question we got was by Paul’s mother, a fan of milkchocolate interested in the ethical side of chocolate and cacao. Do you also have a question for the chocolate makers? Contact us!
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We have send this question to the makers of the chocolates we sell. And received a lot of answers.
The answer of Amma, Brazil.
“The cacao of AMMA CHOCOLATE is organically planted in the Rainforest, South of Bahia – Brazil. That means that the farming method we use is sustainable, free of synthetic chemical fertilizers harmful to health and free of genetically modified organisms. They are not good for our body and nor for the nature and that’s why we want to stay away from them! The key to creating the best product is to start with the highest quality ingredients. An advantage we have over most every other premium chocolate makers around the world is that we live where our cacao is grown. We own our own farms. We walk amongst the cacao trees. We plant the trees. We speak to the trees. We hand select the cacao that go into our chocolate and assure it is the highest quality and most aromatic cacao available in Brazil…. and Brazil has exceptional cacao!
We live simply, but we do everything with love and care.”
Answer by Victoria Goulart of Amma.
We have send this question to more chocolate makers, you can also read their answers.