Kopali Organics - Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Banana - 2 oz. (57 g)
Kopali Organics Organic Dark Chocolate Covered Banana are covered in Fair Trade Certified Vegan Premium Chocolate, with no trans fats, no GMOs, no cholesterol, purely delicious, energy-packed, nutrient dense, and loaded with naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and bioflavonoids. Kopali Dark Chocolate Covered Banana is deliciously satisfying, a pure version of a classically indulgent combination with powerful antioxidants.
Supergood for Farmers, Supergood for Earth
Your purchase directly supports sustainable farmers, their families and their communities. Grown on living soil, free of harmful chemical, protecting the ecosystems that support all life.
Organic & Fair Trade Snacks
They're nourishing. They're delicious. They're authentic and exotic. They're good all the way through, and when you enjoy them, your taste buds, your body and hundreds of heroic organic farmers and precious ecosystems around the world will thank you.
Delicious and the highest premium quality, from all over the world. Never any sugar, oil, sulfites, anything added to their fruits, which are fully ripened, picked by hand and dried right on site at the farm. Rich dark chocolate with just enough sweetness and rich flavor, dairy-free and lower sugar.
- They are SUPERGOOD because they are good for you, good for farmers, and good for earth.
- They are SUPERFOOD because they are energy-packed, nutrient-dense and are loaded with naturally occurring antioxidants and vitamins.
About Kopali Organics' Ingredients
- 100% organic and natural
- 100% vegan (no dairy, no animal products)
- Rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber
- Sustainably harvested and fairly traded
- Full serving of fruit per bag!
- No sugar, no sulfites, no oil, absolutely nothing added
- Premium Dark Chocolate
- Fair Trade Certified
- No cholesterol, no trans fats
Quite simply because organic food is grown without the use of harmful chemicals. A healthy choice for you and your loved ones, and, something not always realized, for those who produce the food, who are exposed to these harmful chemicals during non organic farming and production. And, without question, healthier for the precious ecosystems being damaged in countless ways by the use of these harmful chemicals. Choosing to buy organic food for yourself and your family affects this whole chain, and supports a system that is beneficial rather than harmful at each link.
According to the USDA, US Department of Agriculture's NOP Standards, National Organic Program: "Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations... Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation.
Kopali Organics' products are certified organic. This means a Government-approved certifier has inspected each and every farm where the food is grown, as well as each and every producer and company that processes it, to make sure they are following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. USDA certification is an incredibly important step, however Kopali Organics is committed to going even beyond organic certification, to support the most sustainable agricultural practices possible.
About Kopali Organics
Some were entrepreneurs and investors. Some were farmers. One was a retired dentist. In 2004, they were living on Punta Mona, their off-the-grid permaculture farm and educational sustainability center, beachfront in the rainforest of Costa Rica. Most of the food they eat there grows there. Houses are built from fallen trees, and even though they are in the middle of the jungle they have solar powered satellite wireless internet connecting them to the world. And as if that were not enough, some of the most amazing people from all over the world come to visit, share, live, teach and learn about sustainable farming and living. It is one of the most magical places on the planet, and life there is beyond good...
But is it enough to live such a good life, while the rainforest and entire ecosystems around them are being destroyed? As entire communities of people are treated unfairly, and are directly and repeatedly sprayed and harmed by toxic herbicides, fungicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers? As food is produced with these harmful chemicals, which will directly enter the bodies of unknowing consumers, including children, who are especially vulnerable?
Kopali Organics witnessed this first hand with their farming neighbors in Costa Rica. Large-scale industrial chemical banana production has caused unimaginable harm in the region. When they started Kopali, and still now right this very minute, thousands of acres of previously virgin rainforests are being destroyed; people living on and near the land are getting sick, sometimes dying, from the chemicals; and downstream ecosystems all the way to the coral reefs of the Caribbean sea are being destroyed. All so that "cheap" perfectly yellow bananas can be sold in the United States for pennies less than the alternative could be sold for.
In the middle of all this, there are still small farmers, thousands of them, many indigenous to the region, who are holding out and still growing bananas and other food organically. The farmers take care of the land as if it were an extension of their own bodies, because it is a part of them and they always expect to live there. Wise and knowledgeable in ways that are valuable to all of humanity, these small farmers are the unsung heroes of their time, contributing to their well-being. The food they grow is not only free of the poisons of chemical agriculture, it is filled with more of the nutrients and healthful compounds that purely grown food contains. And these farmers not only avoid destroying the land like chemical agriculture, they regenerate it. They are the stewards of remaining unpolluted land, air and water, so desperately needed for their global balance.
But these farmers are a dying breed. They are under tremendous price pressure and pressure to sell off their land and their communities, and they cannot and will not survive unless they can compete in the global market. Which they can only do, if those of them in the United States understand the choice they are making, each and every time they buy a "cheap" banana.
Kopali Organics' Mission
This is why they first started Kopali. To connect these heroic organic banana farmers, their neighbors at Punta Mona, with the growing market of shoppers who care where their food comes from. Kopali Organics believes this to be a viable business model. They believe that if properly informed and provided with viable alternatives, shoppers will make righteous choices. Nobody wants to destroy other people's lives, nor the ecosystems that support all life, only to save a few pennies on food, especially that which is unhealthy to eat.
And Kopali's mission has expanded, to bring to the U.S. market not just bananas, and not just food from Costa Rica, but many products from all over the world that are nourishing, healthful, and healing in deep ways to all involved, to the planet as well as to current and future generations. Kopali Organics stand to prove that business can and must move beyond being harmful, and even beyond becoming responsible, to serving as a healing force in the world.
Every choice people make affects their well being, the lives of countless others, and the future of their world. This is the truth that inspired the start of Kopali as a partnership to restore the connection between the food they eat, the farmers who grow it and the planet we all share. Kopali Organics' part is to bring you radically pure, irresistably delicious, healthful snacks, produced in the most compassionate and sustainable ways possible. Your part is pure enjoyment. The outcome is…. in your hands!