Sorry this product is currently out of stock – will be back for 2022!
Chocolate on Purpose! One of the highest products for risk of slavery is chocolate. So we are excited to announce our new partnership to provide you with an ethical chocolate range!
An Australian Indigenous brand with the choice of:
- Macadamia + Milk Chocolate
- Fingerlime + Dark chocolate
- Davidson Plum + White chocolate
- Ribery + Milk Chocolate
Packaged in 100g (approx 16/17 pieces) eco bag
Why Choose this Chocolate?
This chocolate is a 100% Indigenous-owned business. Born on Wiradjuri Country at the source of the Bila Bula (Belubula River), in Millthorpe NSW. It is created by combining melt in the mouth couverture chocolate, with Australian native botanicals. So this is quality chocolate created for both lovers of fine chocolate and those wanting to make the world of chocolate a better place. By sourcing Australian native botanicals from Aboriginal Communities and sustainable cocoa only from suppliers who are members of the ‘Cocoa Horizons‘ Foundation.
This chocolate contains all its Cocoa Butter (couverture). Which provides health benefits & anti-oxidant properties. Most chocolate manufacturers remove the Cocoa Butter. And they sell it to the cosmetic industry. There, it is highly prized for its antioxidant and emollient properties. They then replace the Cocoa Butter with preservatives, saturated fats and oils (increasingly using palm oil). This results in that plastic texture, greasy film & bitter taste on the palate you experience with a lot of the chocolate.
All harvested ingredients are from Ethical Suppliers. They are committed to supporting communities, both locally and overseas. Therefore, Respect for Culture, Land and People lie at the heart of all decisions made by this female-founded and all female-led business. They purchase Carbon Credits from the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation (AbCF). This is to offset both personal & business carbon footprint. And now currently supporting the Tiwi Islands Savanna Burning for Greenhouse Gas Abatement. So the money raised by AbCF is returned to Tiwi communities to conduct the Savanna Burning. And they employ locals, ultimately improving outcomes for those Communities and their People.
They are also members of the First Nations Bushfood and Botanical Alliance Australia (FNBFBA). This is to support their mission to return custodianship of the Australian native food industry to our First Australians. Did you know that fewer than 2% of the providers across the Indigenous food & botanical supply chain are Indigenous? Yet it’s their knowledge and skill that keeps the industry thriving with little return to community and no control of intellectual property. So this misbalance must be addressed and we are proud to be a part of the work of FNBFBA to achieve this.
Supports Indigenous Communities
Our Australian native botanicals are sourced from growers and Indigenous communities around Australia. Our supplier is committed to raising the profile and accessibility of native Australian ingredients. They do this by partnering with growers to increase supply, quality and availability of local produce. Through their Native Harvest Initiative, they provide a range of specialty services and support Indigenous farmers to diversify and/or repurpose their crops.