Healthy Planet, Healthy Inhabitants
Innocent Chocolate was designed and created to support our GESERP Project. The goal was to align the economic model of for-profit companies around the world with the beneficial environmental philosophies that often come from non-profit ventures. Innocent Chocolate is the first GESERP model company in order to prove the model and lead by example. However, in supporting our pilot program we learned another important lesson: a healthier planet can also mean healthier inhabitants.
In order to turn ever larger profits companies often turn to reduced ingredient quality. Preservatives to increase shelf life, fats and sugars to artificially sweeten, and harmful pesticides for crops are all examples of regular occurrences in the food industry.
How do we shift from cheaper, processes foods to healthier, all-natural ingredients?
At Innocent Chocolate, we work directly with Small Food Producers in various countries to ensure their cacao beans meet our 100% Organic standard. We educate and support them in organic practices so they see higher returns for the superior crop they produce. Good for local cacao farming communities and even better for the planet.
It is true, our chocolate is 100% Organic! But, what is more important to us is what is missing from our Chocolate. No sugar, no dairy, no soy, no gluten, no GMOs, and certified vegan!
By empowering Small Food Producers and creating better trade conditions, we support the communities in achieving sustainability. When we say you will feel good about eating this chocolate, we mean it!
We believe Earth can still be returned to health, but only if global preservation becomes an integral part of the economic cycle. Innocent Chocolate was formed under the EarthCorp GESERP Project and we donate 100% of our profits back into preserving, protecting, and restoring the planet.
By supporting Small Food Producers and educating them on how to grow 100% organic cacao beans, they are able earn greater profit. And because the beans are organic, they are good for out planet. It is a win for the Food Producers and communities, a win for us, and a win for anyone that loves guilt-free chocolate.
100% Certified Organic Cacao Beans
When food is certified organic you are ensured that it has not been treated with synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Innocent Chocolate™ is made with 100% certified organic cacao beans, grown with love. You have our guarantee that our chocolate, developed by health fanatic scientist, only contains the best ingredients. Good for you and good for the planet.
Grown the Way Nature Intended
A GMO is a living organism where the base genetic material has been altered by human intervention. Many crop seeds are modified under the guise of combatting starvation, but it comes with its own set of problems. Often times modified seeds can lead to low crop yield, herbicide build up, or health dangers to native insect and animal species. To be safe, we stay away from GMO seeds and work with local farmers to protect their crops from GMO contamination any way possible.
Supporting Local Farmers
We believe that the best chocolate starts with the farms that grow the cacao seeds. In support of the Small Food Producers and communities we ensure the collective of farmers that grow our organic cocoa beans are compensated above Fair Trade levels and are able to provide for their families. By empowering them to create better trading conditions we achieve a greater level of sustainability. When we say you will feel good eating this chocolate, we mean it.
Why We Make Chocolate Without Gluten
Gluten is often used as an emulsifier or a thickener and is found in wheat, barley, and rye as well as extracts. In addition to causing problems for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, we simply do not see gluten as a necessary ingredient. And if it is not necessary, why add it at all?
Natural Diabetic-Friendly Sweetener
Our sugar-free sweetener comes from the Stevia plant – a cousin of the hippies favorite flower, the daisy. Stevia is 200x sweeter than cane sugar, so we use much less of it. It has zero calories and results in lower insulin levels when used as a replacement for sugar.
We believe that as a society we can all thrive on a plant based diet to improve our health and the health of our planet, so we choose to make all Innocent Chocolate products Vegan. This way anyone, Vegan or not, can enjoy Earth’s Healthiest Chocolate.
No Dairy Products
No Soy Products
Innocent Chocolate is proud towelcome back award-winning master chocolatier Chef Veejooruth Purmessur (popularly known as Chef P). Chef P has worked with Innocent over the past several years and is coming back in Spring 2018.
Chef P will work with Innocent Chocolate to develop unique new, ultra-helathy products that follow the Innocent standards. .He will share his expertise, conduct demonstrations and create extravagant chocolate sculptures at trade shows and local events.