Chocolate Pleaser Gift Box

Organic, Fairly Traded, Ethical Chocolate Companies

My official gift sets once included indulgent delightful chocolates from these small ethical companies. Please support them directly now. Questions? You can ask me

Try Some of the best West Coast Chocolatiers and Chocolate Makers!

Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates
Vegan Assortments

Charming family run company in Petaluma, California offering great organic vegan treats with fun seasonal gifts
https://www.sjaaks.com/who-we-are/

TCHO

Intense chocolate maker in Berkeley, California
https://tcho.com/pages/faqs

Theo

Located in Seattle, Washington, Theo’s core idea is to make chocolate in a way that everyone in the bean-to-bar process can thrive.
https://theochocolate.com/mission-values

Alter Eco

Based in San Francisco, California
Outstanding delectable truffles, very gifty yet in compostable wrappers!
https://www.alterecofoods.com/collections/truffles

ISSUES IN THE CACAO INDUSTRY

Ivory Coast Slavery

Decades of promises to stop child slavery in the cacao plantations in the Ivory Coast, yet little improvement
Documentary: The Dark Side of Chocolate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vfbv6hNeng
Green America’s efforts to end child labor in cocoa:
https://www.greenamerica.org/end-child-labor-cocoa

Villains or Heroes?

See the latest rating of large chocolate companies here:
https://www.greenamerica.org/spring-2020-chocolate-scorecard