8 Sustainable Chocolate Brands

Chocolate probably isn’t something you consider when buying sustainable products, but cocoa is actually one of the most corrupt and environmentally detrimental industries around.

While the majority of big companies mistreat their employees, you can still have chocolate by supporting ethical businesses that make environmental efforts too. These brands support humane cocoa farming and protection of the environment.

Lily’s Chocolate

What makes the brand sustainable:

  • Fairtrade
  • Vegan products available
  • Made with non-GMO ingredients
  • Lily’s donates to non-profit organizations

Where to find: Whole Foods, Target, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, and Walmart

Endangered Species Chocolate

What makes the brand sustainable:

  • Fairtrade
  • Made with non-GMO ingredients
  • Palm oil free
  • 10% of profits are donated
  • Sustainable farming practices

Where to find: Whole Foods, Target, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, and other local health shops

Chocolove

What makes the brand sustainable:

  • Rainforest alliance certified
  • Fairtrade
  • Made with non-GMO ingredients
  • Traceable supply chain

Where to find: Whole Foods, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart

Divine Chocolate

What makes the brand sustainable:

  • Fairtrade
  • Palm oil and soy free
  • Made with non-GMO ingredients
  • Cocoa grown on individual smallholder farms

Where to find: Whole Foods, Walgreens, and Natural Grocers

Tony’s Chocolonely

What makes the brand sustainable:

  • Prohibits deforestation during farming
  • Packaged in recycled FSC paper
  • Fairtrade
  • Traceable ingredients

Where to find: Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Central Market

Loving Earth

What makes the brand sustainable:

  • Soy free
  • Compostable packaging
  • Plant based products
  • Made in solar powered factories

Where to find: Whole Foods and Natural Grocers

Alter Eco

What makes the brand sustainable:

  • Fairtrade
  • Made with non-GMO ingredients
  • Packaged in recyclable materials
  • Soy free

Where to find: Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Natural Grocers,

Hu Kitchen

What makes the brand sustainable:

  • Vegan products
  • Palm oil and soy free
  • Fairtrade ingredients
  • Made with non-GMO ingredients

Where to find: Whole Foods and Sprouts

Although there’s an increasing amount of responsible chocolate businesses, many people are still unaware of the corrupt labor practices that big chocolate companies use. Spreading the word and buying sustainable cocoa products can help eradicate slave labor and prevent child workers from being used.

I hope the next time you’re craving something sweet that you’ll choose to support one of these ethical brands. Thanks for reading, have a lovely day!

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