Organic chocolate

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Organic dark chocolate with 72% cocoa content

Organic chocolate is chocolate which has been certified organic. As of 2016, it was a growing sector in the global chocolate industry. Organic chocolate is a socially-desirable product for some consumers.[1][2] Major brands, such as The Hershey Company, have begun to produce organic chocolate.[3]


Many, if not most, producers of organic chocolate source their ingredients from certified fair trade cocoa farms and cooperatives.[4] Organic chocolate comes in many varieties, including milk chocolate, white chocolate, and dark chocolate. Major brands of organic chocolate include Britain-based Green & Black's, Hershey-owned Dagoba Chocolate, and Equal Exchange.[5] Less-known retailers include Taza Chocolate, Pacari Chocolate, and Sacred Chocolate, a brand noted for producing raw chocolate.[6]

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  1. ^ Mitch Lipka (11 February 2015). "Is organic chocolate worth the price?". Reuters. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Report: $19.5 billion in chocolate sales—and 20% growth in organic - 2012-05-30 - Candy Industry". Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Dagoba Sold To Hershey's". TreeHugger. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Slave-Free Chocolate". Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  5. ^ The Daily Green Staff (9 May 2013). "Best Organic and Fair Trade Chocolate - Fair Trade and Organic Chocolates". Good Housekeeping. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Can changing your diet prevent heart disease?". Fox News. Retrieved 3 April 2016.