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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, is 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.
Related post: 9 tips for reducing your food packaging waste & why it’s important by Molly from Lovely Local Indie
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
I’m not a huge chocolate eater but I do like Divine’s chocolate. So yummy! Great post.
Thank you x
Natasha Evans says
Oooh an oat milk chocolate bar sounds really good! I’ll have to give some of these recommendations a go, thanks for sharing!
Tash – A Girl with a View
I can confirm it’s delicious! xx
Jenny in Neverland says
The only sustainable / Vegan chocolate brand I’ve tried are Ombar and I absolutely LOVED it. Like I literally gobble up a whole bar in 5 minutes and felt siiiiick afterwards but it was so worth it haha. I’m not Vegan but I think I could make that swap a few times a week! These sound like some great brands to check out too x
Ooh, I’ll have a lookout for it!
Karalee Shotola says
I never really thought about how many chocolate brands use plastic packaging, but it’s great to know there are eco-friendly options! Happi Free From sounds like a wonderful brand & I hope the chocolate will taste good!
So true, it was amazing 😍
Unwanted Life says
I’ve seen the Tony’s Chocolonely bars around in a few places, but I’ve yet to try it. I remember when Cadbury’s Dairy Milk bars came in foil and paper packaging. I wonder why they never changed back to that
I know right!
I really need to try the vegan Galaxy, it sounds like they do need to start using plastic free packaging though! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
Honestly, I have never tried eco-friendly chocolate brands. But these recommendations sound like a great option to check them out. Really wanna give it a try to oat milk chocolate. Thanks for sharing this!
The oat milk chocolate was amazing – I’d recommend orange x
Della Driscoll says
I’m a big chocolate lover so I loved this post! I really want to try the Tony’s chocolate and love the vegan galaxy chocolate xx
It’s so good 😍
Cristina Rosano says
I really love Divine chocolates and Happy free from! Honestly, I hadn’t had chocolate in a while now that I think of it so I really need to go and get some! I also love Vegò, its really great and they have an amazing hazelnut one x
Haha! I’ve seen Vego about a bit so definitely want to try that x
Tiffany McCullough - Metaphysical Mama says
I have never tried any eco-friendly chocolates, but I am definitely going to now! Thank you so much for sharing!
I’m so glad to hear! xx
I had never heard of these brands before. Definitely need to check them out. Happy National Chocolate day.
Thank you x
Jordanne || Ofaglasgowgirl says
The mention of chocolate got my attention straight away! I love using eco friendly products but never thought about chocolate being in that category before but it makes sense. I really have to try Divine chocolate!
Haha! Thank you for commenting x
Sheri K says
I don’t eat chocolate much, but this is a great list of recommendations of eco-friendly chocolate brands to choose from the next time I’m craving it. Thank you for sharing
Thank you 🙂
Nicole Andrews says
Thanks for pointing out these great chocolate treats that are also eco-friendly. I realize that chocolate and packaged foods are not always sustainable so it’s great to know what to choose from!
It’s great these companies are doing eco friendly packaging. I’ve seen the Tony’s bar before but I’ve never tried it, will have to buy some!
So true x
Ooh I’m dying to try the vegan galaxy but I haven’t gotten round to it yet. These all sound delicious – I’ll keep an eye out for them and have a taste test!
Sounds great 🙂 x
Molly @ Transatlantic Notes says
I didn’t know that there were so many more different brands that do this now. I will have to do a bit of research and see what I can find near me and I’d definitely switch to all eco-friendly chocolate. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you x
Love Tony’s chocolate! I used to get it all the time. x
Zoey | http://www.zoeyolivia.com
It’s so good x
I love Galaxy chocolate, so I definitely need to give the Vegan one a try. It sounds like they need to update their packaging though xx
Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/
I agree x
I'm All Booked Up says
We love chocolate so we want to try these!
Sounds great 🙂
Wow I really want to try these chocolates! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Ayesha | https://lavidabyayesha.com/
Thank you x
Anna - Alina says
That’s so cool! I wish we had more eco friendly food here in Ukraine!
Thank you for commenting 🙂
OMG! These look so yummy. I’ll have to keep a look out for these brands! My fav brand that’s also no sugar and vegan is Lily’s! I believe its made in Canada. Thanks for sharing x
Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com
Sounds great xx
Ooo these all sound delicious! I’m an absolute chocolate addict, so I would love to be more eco friendly with my eating habits xx
mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com/
Haha, I hope you have fun exploring x
Oooh great list! For some reason the Tony’s Chocolonely bars always remind me of Wonka bars (no idea why!). All of these sound amazing 🙂 x
Haha, I get you x
I love the branding of Happi chocolate, it looks funk and funny which is a great selling point – plus their chocolate is lush x
I agree 😍
These look really yummy! I haven’t tried any of these (not sure if they’re available in the states) but I love the design of the Happi chocolates! Thanks for sharing.
I think the Happi Free From chocolate is worldwide shipping x
Sarah Mark says
I have seen Tony’s Chocolonely a lot on social media recently but I had no idea they were so eco friendly too! The other brands I have never come across but I will definitely check them out, I am always looking for ways to become more eco friendly especially when I am baking.
Sarah | http://www.apsoonfulofvanilla.co.uk
That’s great to hear 🙂
Awesome! Definitely some of the chocolates I need to try🍫
Thank you for reading & commenting x
Love this! I definitely need to check some of these out in the future – these all look so much better for the environment! Thanks for sharing x
Allie Mackin says
Ah very inspiring and helpful these brands sound excellent, thanks for posting 🙂
Thank you x
Isa A says
You do a choc post and I don’t do?? Not possible!! Will do your latest ones later but for now… I haven’t tried any eco friendly I’m actually surprised. I loved hearing that fair trade for the first one, and vegan chocolate with oats milk is something new to me too. Lacking behind on this I think I’ll research more. Thanks a lot for enlightening with info. Xx
Isa A. Blogger
Oat milk chocolate is amazing
Helen Story says
I’ve not tried it (yet!) but the packaging and branding of Tony’s is seriously cool. Gives me Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – the 1971 classic version – vibes.
I agree! x
We have several chocolatiers in Vancouver who are eco-friendly and I like to purchase from them when I can. Thanks for sharing the importance of supporting these companies.
Thank you x