At Christmas time, when we’re all thinking about chocolate, we wanted to mention that we’re full of beans about ethical chocolate!
Chocolate, which most of us take for granted, often has a slightly bitter aftertaste, not because it’s 85% cocoa but because the industry is a complex global supply chain which often results in cocoa farmers, particularly children, losing out. Chocolate is a luxury and we should be able to pay fairly for such a delicious treat.
If you’re on the look out for delicious ethically sourced bars for Christmas, our partner, Original Beans, have given us a 10% discount on their delicious, beautifully packaged bars.
If you’re inspired to learn more about cooking with chocolate check out our Chocolate Masterclass with Chantal Coady on Tuesday 3rd December – last chance to book!
At Cookery School we work with some of the best ethical suppliers of chocolate and love to educate our students in provenance of ingredients as well as cookery skills.
Lastly, if you’re a bean to bar geek like us read about the Cocoa Protocol here, still not implemented, 15 years on from its inception! We should all be able to make chocolate choices that do not support child labour and do support farmers and families fairly.