Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

12th October 2016

In celebration of Chocolate Week, here are our top seven ethical bars

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

12th October 2016

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

12th October 2016

Seed and Bean - 100% organic and ethical and all of their chocolate is handmade in England. The Organic Seed & Bean Company was founded in June 2005 by Stephen Rudkin with the idea to create a ethical range of confectionery always Organic using small scale suppliers and being brave with flavours rarely tasted in confectionery. Our favourite bar: Sicilian Hazelnut Fine Dark Chocolate

Conscious Chocolate bars are guilt free, dairy free, gluten free, soya free and free from refined sugars. These hand-made, vegan bars are created from organic, raw and primarily wild ingredients. Conscious Chocolates, the original raw vegan chocolate, have been enjoyed throughout the world since 2004. Our favourite bar: Love Potion No.9

Cocoa Loco live, breathe, dream and sleep chocolate but it has to be Fairtrade and organic. In 2015 the team behind the brand opened a Chocolate cafe in Horsham, where you can feast on hot chocolates, milkshakes, brownies, cakes, cookies and more. Our favourite bar: Sea Salt Dark Chocolate

Booja Booja was born in 1999 and the whole company is run on principles of kindness and respect. It really shine through in their gorgeous vegan products including boozy truffles and ice cream alternatives. Our favourite Bar: Not a bar but a tub of the most delicious ice-cream ever - Hunky Punchy chocolate flavour made with four ingredients including cashews.

Divine is a fairtrade chocolate company - the only one of which is 45% owned by the cocoa farmers themselves. While Fairtrade ensures farmers receive a better deal for their cocoa and additional income to invest in their community, company ownership gives farmers a share of Divine’s profits and a stronger voice in the cocoa industry. Our favourite bar: Divine Dark with Mint

Montezumas are made in a small factory in West Sussex. The company have strong ethical guidelines and aim to quietly become Britain’s greatest little chocolate company. Our favourite bar: Organic Dark with Geranium and Orange

Traidcraft work with small-scale cocoa and sugar farmers in some of the world’s poorest countries. The company has been involved in fair trade chocolate since the 1980s and actually sold the first ever fair-trade bar. Our favourite bar: Organic Milk Chocolate

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