If you’ve never tried it, try some raw organic chocolate. It tastes quite different but is much better for you, it’s also less addictive!
Avoid caffeine for pregnancy/nursing. Keep away from pets due to chocolate, citrus, nuts etc. Read food safety for people & pets.
Chocolate wrapping needs to keep air in, but most biodegradable versions are made from flammable eucalyptus trees – Spain and Portugal have already stopped plantations, due to recent wildfires, when planted in excess). So for now, look for brands in easy-to-recycle packaging (or even tins).
a raw chocolate sweetened with coconut sugar
Raw Halo is made creamy with coconut and including maple-tasting superfood lucucma. All ingredients are sourced from small organic farms that trade produce for a fair price, and treat their communities well. The chocolate is produced in a social enterprise factory that helps people reach their full potential. The company also plants one tree, for every 50 bars sold, in plastic-free packaging. The range includes plain dark (alongside variations like salted almond, caramel, orange, mint or raspberry) and Mylk chocolate (vanilla, pink salt, salted caramel or hazelnut truffle).
vanilla & toffee raw chocolate (and more!)
The Raw Chocolate Company offers bars, gifts and hot chocolate, all made with minimally-processed cacao and made in a green factory. The range includes vanoffee (vanilla toffee), vanoffee hazelnut, M*lk chocolate and caffee mocha. You’ll also find chocolate buttons and snack packs (chocolate covered raisins, almonds or superfood berries). In plastic-free packaging that you can compost.
raw organic chocolate from Mr Popple!
Mr Popple’s Chocolate is made with all organic ingredients, and no palm oil. The cacao is grown organically in the Amazon rainforest, with no trees chopped down to make it, and each bar is wrapped sustainably, just compost the packaging when you’re done. The range includes creamy mylk, creamy orange, minty mylk, pumpkin spice and amarillo chilli.
raw chocolates (and Advent calendars)
Ombar makes nice oat milk bars (salted caramel, hazelnut chocolate or fruit & nut). There’s also a spiced hazelnut orange truffle, coconut vanilla or raspberry coconut. Pistachio and blueberry acai are more unusual flavours, plus there’s a popular Coco M’lk bar, akin to Cadbury’s Dairy Milk (they even make ‘chocolate buttons’). All boxes are packed with biodegradable packing peanuts. Just run them under the cold tap and they’ll disappear like magic!
This company even offers plastic-free raw chocolate Advent Calendars, made with organic British-grown organic oats. The calendar features 25 super-cute mini bars in 4 flavours (hazelnut, smooth, fruit & nut and salted caramel truffle).