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WE ARE BEAN-TO-BAR CRAFT CHOCOLATE AND COCOA PULP JUICE MAKERS IN THE UK, SPECIALIZED IN SINGLE ORIGIN SLAVE-FREE COCOA PRODUCTS.
WE ARE DEDICATED TO TURNING A BROKEN SYSTEM
INTO A FAIR, SUSTAINABLE, AND MODERN SUPPLY CHAIN.

ENJOY OURNATURAL
& BEYOND FAIR TRADE
CHOCOLATE

We are cocoa farmers and single-origin chocolate makers.

OUR COCOA IS GROWN,
NOT PURCHASED.

WE STARTED WITH THE MISSION OF DECOMMODIFYING COCOA,

AND WE ENDED ON A JOURNEY TO TRANSFORM
THE INDUSTRY INTO ONE THAT IS FUNDAMENTALLY
EMPOWERING AND TRULY FAIR FOR BOTH THE
AFRICAN COCOA FARMER AND THE CHOCOLATE MAKER.

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When you buy a bar of tasty chocolate, that money you spend is not the true cost of a chocolate bar. Sadly, the real cost is paid for by the African cocoa farmer who has to live helplessly in perpetual poverty for you to continue to enjoy cocoa products.

That's the story behind a chocolate bar – an affordable luxury paid for in misery and exploitation of the African cocoa farmers. Yet, more than seventy percent of the world's cocoa is sourced from West Africa - a place where cocoa farmers live on less than 1GBP a day and where nearly 50% percent of adults are illiterate.

With a tainted history linked to child slavery, imperialism and exploitation, still today, the cocoa industry relies on an archaic supply chain that keeps the profit far from the ones who need it the most.

At Bantu Chocolate, we advocate for change by identifying the full range of issues surrounding cocoa and chocolate production, and proposing a solution to the industry. As change makers dedicated to an equitable, sustainable, and de-commodified cocoa industry, we have chosen empowerment over charity by going beyond fair trade to provide a living wage to our workers, so our chocolate bars are not mixed with the sweat of child slavery.

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When you buy a bar of tasty chocolate, that money you spend is not the true cost of a chocolate bar. Sadly, the real cost is paid for by the African cocoa farmer who has to live helplessly in perpetual poverty for you to continue to enjoy cocoa products.

That's the story behind a chocolate bar – an affordable luxury paid for in misery and exploitation of the African cocoa farmers. Yet, more than seventy percent of the world's cocoa is sourced from West Africa - a place where farmers live on less than 1GBP a day and where nearly 50% percent of adults are illiterate.

With a tainted history linked to child slavery, imperialism and exploitation, still today, the cocoa industry relies on an archaic supply chain that keeps the profit far from the ones who need it the most.

At Bantu Chocolate, we advocate for change by identifying the full range of issues surrounding cocoa and chocolate production, and proposing a solution to the industry.

As change makers dedicated to an equitable, sustainable, and de-commodified cocoa industry, we have chosen empowerment over charity by going beyond fair trade to provide a living wage to our workers, so our chocolate bars are not mixed with the sweat of child slavery.

READ OUR STORY
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