Wherever possible we try to use all local and organic produce as we believe it is better for our health, the flavour of food and the environment.
When it comes to our cacao beans, our farmer partners in India are Organic Certified by IMO and India Organic. So, all of our regular bars are made from organic cacao beans.
When it comes to added ingredients, we make every effort to use organic certified products. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to secure a reliable supply of high quality organic produce.
For our Limited Edition bars we like to experiment with seasonal produce or unique ingredients which may not always be organic. We also like to explore cacao beans from different parts of the world and unfortunately for many small cacao farmers the cost of organic certification is too expensive and the demand is just not high enough. However the reality is that these small cacao farmers grow their trees without or with minimal use of pesticides, which they can’t afford.
Here is our view. We believe in full transparency. We love organic but we also don’t want to limit your chocolate experience. So our packaging is either marked ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ and this is what we mean:
ORGANIC: we have obtained an organic certificate from the farmers and suppliers. All our beans sourced within India are organic certified and/or biodynamic.
NATURAL: we do not have organic certification but we believe the beans or additional ingredients to have been grown without or with minimal the use of pesticides and in a manner that honours the environment and culture of the region.