Alter Eco’s Fairtrade and organic chocolate in 80 g bars blends excellent quality with wide ranging Fairtrade and environmental practices. See below for details of contents and the heritage of each one of these great Fairtrade chocolates.
Dark Quinoa light crispy crunch, an artisan update on a nostalgic childhood treat (60% cocoa)
Dark Coconut Toffee. This dark chocolate envelopes organic toasted coconut and buttery toffee with sea salt (47% cocoa) crunchy and toasted, with a chewy bite and a smooth buttery finish
Dark Salted Almonds a classic transformed into a bold and sophisticated indulgence with roasted almonds covered in deep Ecuadorian chocolate and a sprinkling of fleur de sel
Alter Eco’s earthy and hip packaging is not simply about looks. Every square centimetre of their packaging oozes positive information about the producer group, the organic nature of the chocolate and the many environmental benefits it has left behind. When you buy it for yourself there is some great reading to get through and when you give it you are passing on a perfect advertisement for ethical trading.
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Fairtrade Dark Quinoa light crispy crunch, an artisan update on a nostalgic childhood treat
Quinoa is an ancient grain cultivated in the Andes Mountains of South America for over 5,000 years. Locally referred to as the 'mother grain' and as a 'protein powerhouse', quinoa has been said to have kept the Incan armies strong and robust.
SINGLE ORIGIN: ECUADOR
INGREDIENTS Cacao beans, raw cane sugar, cocoa butter, quinoa-rice crisps (quinoa, rice and sugar), vanilla beans
Cocoa: 60 % minimum Organic ingredients: 100% Fair trade certified ingredients: 100%
Fairtrade Dark Coconut Toffee. This dark chocolate envelopes organic toasted coconut and buttery toffee with sea salt (47% cocoa) crunchy and toasted, with a chewy bite and a smooth buttery finish
INGREDIENTS Raw cane sugar, cacao beans, coconut toffee with butter and sea salt, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, butterfat
Cocoa: 47 % minimum Organic ingredients: 100% Fair trade certified ingredients: 90%
Dark Salted Almonds Roasted almonds take their place among deep Ecuadorian chocolate, with a sprinkling of coveted Fleur de Sel de Guérande to create that magical, mouth-watering umami. Thus a classic standby is transformed into a bold, balanced and sophisticated indulgence.
The deep, intensity of Dark Salted Almonds reflects the rainforest from which it hails. Fortaleza sits at the edge of the Ecuadorian coast, where the world’s richest soil and the shade of the forest canopy create an ideal environment for native cacao.
INGREDIENTS: Cacao beans, raw cane sugar, salted almonds (almonds, sea salt (fleur de sel)), cocoa butter Cocoa: 70% minimum Organic ingredients: 99% Fair trade certified ingredients: 88%
All of Alter Eco’s chocolates are Fair Trade Certified™. This means that the farmers who grew the ingredients were paid a better, more stable price for their crops than in conventional trade. In order to help the farmers sell directly co-ops can invest in equipment to process and transport their cocoa. By selling on Fairtrade terms, the farmers are able to invest in high-quality production, increase their incomes and improve their living standards.
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