We love celebrating the day of treats, tricks, laughter, and costumes.
But beware many industrial Halloween chocolates...
Behind the sweet treat you'll often find tricks, from hidden sugars, additives and chemical flavourings, to environmental destruction and deforestation from expanding cocoa plantations, and the ongoing labour conflicts in cocoa farming, including child labour...
We know that chocolate can be a scary world.
That's where we come in.
Our dark chocolate is made from only whole-food, simple ingredients. No preservatives, artificial flavouring, or hidden sugars. All our of chocolates are also vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free, making them safe to share and enjoy!
Our chocolate is stone-ground from freshly roasted cacao beans that we source directly from Indigenous communities in southern Mexico, and farmer co-operatives in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. We work with small-scale farming communities and co-operatives that value environmental sustainability and reforestation efforts. In fact, our cacao is helping to regenerate the forest gardens in Oaxaca, Mexico, and in the Dominican Republic.
As a direct-trade company, we visit our sourcing partners ourselves and work closely with the families to ensure that farmers are paid a fair, livable wage for their cacao and their hard work. On average, we pay over 30% more than Fair Trade prices for cacao- because we know the hard work that goes into growing and harvesting sustainable, quality cacao!
What's more- our Kakai+Cacao chocolate is a celebration of the Ontario harvest as well! We use locally grown kakai pumpkins and local maple syrup to support the forest gardens of the North.
With our Halloween Chocolate That Isn't Scary, you can enjoy your sweet Halloween treats knowing they are good for mind, body, and soil!