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Happy World Chocolate Day! In today’s post, I’m going to be sharing some eco-friendly chocolate brands. To be specific, I’m talking about the brands that have eco-friendly packaging. Everyone loves chocolate, it’s just one of those things that will never change. But what if I told you that you can enjoy chocolate without costing the planet? It’s the perfect Plastic-Free July swap!
Eco-friendly chocolate brands
I adore Tony’s Chocolonely*, my sister recommended it to me and I love it. Potentially even more than Cadburys 😲 It is a bit on the more expensive side but it’s nice for a treat. The packaging consists of foil wrapping the chocolate and a paper outer lining. Not only has it got plastic-free packaging, but it is also Fairtrade! This is where the workers are paid are fair wage and are working in sustainable conditions. Tony’s Chocolonely is slave-free and only incorporate ethical practices.
For more information, read The Most Ethical Chocolate Brand: Tony’s Chocolonely
Galaxy has always been more expensive than other chocolates so switching to their vegan alternative might not be too much of a jump. I know that I mentioned Vegan Galaxy before in my vegan snacks post, but I wanted to mention it again to properly talk about the packaging. Galaxy’s Vegan packaging has a foil-like consistency, made of wood fibre and is fully compostable, as well as a cardboard sleeve that is fully recyclable. So yes, their vegan collection has plastic-free packaging which, don’t get me wrong, is amazing but all their other products have plastic packaging. So are they moving forward? It’s debatable.
Divine Chocolate* is known for being Fairtrade, but did you know that they have eco-friendly packaging too? They are doing everything to reduce their environmental impact by purchasing almost all of their packaging locally, as well as their palm oil-free chocolate! The farmers are having to cope with climate change, such as infrequent rainfall, so they are working with Twin (the NGO that help set Divine up) to adapt. They are currently planting their cocoa trees in the shade to increase moisture conservation which, in turn, will increase the biodiversity in tropical rainforests. Additionally, they plant their trees in small family farms and not forests that have been cut down.
Happi Free From*(gifted)
Happi Free From is newer than the previous three eco-friendly chocolate brands and is an oat milk chocolate. I tried the orange one and it’s delicious – I’d definitely reccommend it! Their packaging is from completely sustainable sources, with the film being made from plants so it’s compostable, and the packaging is fully recyclable. Along with this, they are slave-free and so they know who grew the crops and how much they were paid. On top of all of the amazing environmental aspects, they donate 1% of their net revenue to mental health organisations! My two niches coming together 👏
This is the only brand from my list of eco-friendly chocolate brands that I haven’t tried but Conscious Chocolate bars have plastic-free packaging! They strive to make their chocolate carbon neutral, with a strong sustainable and ethical commitment. They are also vegan, with a lovely selection of unique flavours – I’m particularly curious about one of their bars named ‘Love Potion’.
What are your favourite eco-friendly chocolate brands?
Best wishes, Cx