The most sustainable way for you to consume chocolate is to buy your cacao straight from the farmers and then make your own chocolate!
We want to tackle the problems that exist in mass-market chocolate. In West Africa, where most cacao is grown, rainforests have been decimated to plant the trees; in the Ivory Coast, more than 80% of forests have now disappeared, along with wildlife like chimpanzees. Cacao is grown illegally in national parks and other protected areas. Pound for pound, chocolate has a higher carbon footprint than most meat. And despite chocolate companies promising to end child labor in their supply chains more than two decades ago, it’s still a widespread problem.