Share the sweet tastes of the Amazon with organic chocolate bars that promote rainforest conservation. Each bar is 70% dark chocolate paired with a sustainably-harvested fruit or grain and comes with a handwoven cotton bag from Guatemala.
Great gift idea for Mother's Day, Dad or Grad! Or just enjoy for yourself.
- USDA Certified Organic and Fair Trade
- 70% Dark Chocolate with Golden Berry (an ancient Peruvian grain that gives the chocolate an extra sweet taste!)
- 2.8 oz (80 gr.)
- Handwoven Cotton Bag from Guatemala
Info about Candela Peru (the makers of the chocolate bars)
Madre de Dios, a mountainous area of pristine forests, is one of the poorest regions of Peru. Unfortunately, few producers are informed or rewarded for extracting the oil in a sustainable manner meaning the region's rates of rainforest destruction are almost as high as its poverty.
Candela Peru is an alternative biotrade organization which began acting as a fair trade business in 1989 in order to improve circumstances for this region of Peru. Candela works with 266 Peruvian farmers in this part of the Amazon rainforest to harvest the Brazil nut by hand in a socially and environmentally-responsible manner.
Besides creating steady work for rural families, the company helps small producers streamline their production chains for increased capacity and helps them to implement social and environmental projects in their area. In this way, Candela Peru helps improve farmers way of living and promotes forest conservation in a biologically diverse region.Candela Peru developed an Organic Certification program in 2001 and works with local producers to obtain their organic certification. The company also hosts classes in forest management to educate farmers on how sustainable forestry practices can offer financial reward.