OUR INGREDIENTS

The secret to the quality of our chocolate has a lot to do with our ingredients. We only use organic, and when able we use Fairtrade certified. We never use refined white sugar and when technically possible we use coconut sugar. We don’t use milk products so all our products are suitable for a vegan diet.

FAIRTRADE We certify our products with Fairtrade so we know our farmers not only have a protected income, but are additionally given the education and support to produce quality and consistency in their yields. Because it is such an important part of our values, we are committed to Fairtrade and actively engage in supporting Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand.

ORGANIC All our chocolate is certified organic through either Biogro (New Zealand) or with the Bio Inspecta (EU) Organic Standart. Through European agriculture programmes our farmers gain additional ongoing support and direct assistance to improve their living standards and conserve the environment around them. This important support also includes:

  • Zero interest loans for our farmers to obtain the correct tools.
  • Free school uniforms for our farmers’ children.
  • Educational seminars to ensure ongoing personal development.

If you would like to find out more about Fairtrade and how you can support the importers, producers and manufacturers, then visit them at these online locations:
fairtrade.com.au
fairtrade.org.nz

 

 

 

The secret to the quality of our chocolate has a lot to do with our ingredients and we know that our customers choose Bennetto because we really do care about our ingredients.

FAIRTRADE Fairtrade isn’t a marketing slogan – it’s an intentional decision to ensure our growers are protected and have a future. Essentially this means that the farmers who grow the finest cacao and organic sugar are paid a Fairtrade price. We purchase direct from the certified Fairtrade supplier in Peru, and pay the additional Fairtrade Premium, which is passed on to our producers. Because it is such an important part of our values, we are committed to Fairtrade and actively engage in supporting Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand. Our Fairtrade certified ingredients include:

  • Premium direct Peruvian Criollio cocoa, sourced from our Fairtrade partners in Peru.
  • At times, we also use cocoa and cocoa butter sourced from Conacado Cooperative through Trade Aid NZ. We will state this on the packaging.
  • Organic Sugar sourced from Fairtrade partners in Paraguay through Trade Aid NZ.

ORGANIC All our drinking chocolate cocoa is organic certified through the trustworthy standards of USDA. Through European and Japanese agriculture programmes our farmers gain additional ongoing support and direct assistance, to improve their living standards and conserve the environment around them. Through the organic programmes, the farmers receive both practical and technical support in the most up-to-date organic practices available. This important support also includes:

  • Zero interest loans for our farmers to obtain the correct tools.
  • Free school uniforms for our farmers’ children.
  • Educational seminars to ensure ongoing personal development.

The quality of the education and support is vital for our farmers – they even provide annual prizes for the most extraordinary organic beans. Ongoing quality is paramount to successful, sustainable farming.

If you would like to find out more about Fairtrade and how you can support the importers, producers and manufacturers, then visit them at these online locations:
fairtrade.com.au
fairtrade.org.nz

 

 

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