Organic, Fair Trade Chocolate from Theo Chocolate

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I love chocolate. Milk chocolate has always been a favorite comfort food for me, but after going dairy free, I had to start looking for vegan chocolate so that I could continue to indulge on occasion.

At Expo West, I stumbled upon a chocolate company I hadn’t heard of before – Theo Chocolate. They have a huge variety of vegan chocolate bars to choose from, which is awesome! (They also have milk chocolate for those of you interested.)

But what I really love about Theo Chocolate (besides the great selection) is that they’re the first organic, fair trade, bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the United States. They are also non-GMO verified (dark chocolate varieties). How cool is that?

It was only recently that my eyes were opened to the human rights violations that are involved in the chocolate trade. So moving forward, I have decided to only support fair trade chocolate. And it’s a huge added bonus that Theo Chocolate is organic, verified non-GMO AND made in the USA.

I had the opportunity to try a few items from Theo Chocolate:

World Bicycle Relief 70% Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bar

This bar features Theo’s 70% dark chocolate with a pinch of sea salt. I have always liked sweet and salty flavors mixed together, so this bar was neat to try. I think I’m the only one in my house who liked it, but I love that it benefits a great cause. Proceeds from the sale of these bars help provide students, health care workers and entrepreneurs in rural Africa with specially designed, locally assembled WBR bicycles.

Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bar

This bar is 70% dark chocolate and has a mild hint of toasted coconut. I like how the coconut gave the bar a little extra texture. This was by far my favorite of the 3 items I tried.

Roasted Cacao Nibs

These nibs are 100% pure cacao. They are quite bitter when you bite into them (as they should be), but they’re great for savory cooking. I want to learn how to make gluten free banana bread – I think it would be great with some of these tossed in.
 All 3 of the Theo Chocolate products I tried are dairy free, gluten free, soy free and vegan. So they’re great for people with food allergies and sensitivities like me!

I don’t normally like to copy and paste from other companies’ websites, but I had to share this quote from the Theo Chocolate website. I think it sums up very well with Theo is all about:

“We follow our passion for excellence to bring you chocolate that will delight your palate, ignite your imagination and inspire you to think and act sustainably! Be a part of our movement to save our planet and its capacity to nurture and sustain all living things. We can’t do it without you!”

To support Theo Chocolate in their efforts to bring us sustainable chocolate, you can make a purchase on their website or use their Store Locator. Be sure to connect with Theo Chocolate on Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. says

    My husband would love this company and dark chocolate! He is currently getting his master’s in African studies with an emphasis in trade and chocolate! Our family has not bought chocolate that isn’t fair-trade in years! It is crazy to think that Americans really don’t know where their food/resources come from and that a to get a luxury like chocolate is actually killing/mistreating people in Africa!

    Thanks for the review and I will have to look into this company more!

  2. monica says

    i’ll need to look for this item at my grocery store..they sell a lot of fair trade chocolate there..really hope i find milk chocolate. :-)

  3. Raj says

    I like that its Fair Trade…a big deal for me..organic and supports a cause…well I guess I like more than one thing! :)

  4. says

    Theo offers tours of its factory, I haven’t gotten there yet but I live near enough that I should! I do buy fair trade cocoa (Rapunzel and Equal Exchange are two choices) but haven’t thought as much as I should about the source of the chocolate I buy (Trader Joe’s Pound Plus bars). Thanks for the reminder.
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