Alter Eco - Organic Chocolate Dark Almond 60% Cocoa - 2.82 oz. (80g)
Alter Eco Organic Chocolate Dark Almond 60% Cocoa is an organically grown and fairly traded product. Carefully roasted Spanish almonds take their place among deep, malty Ecuadorian chocolate for a buttery-sweet, sophisticated crunch. Alter Eco's expert Swiss chocolatiers add a touch of Madagascar vanilla bean to round out the short list of Fair Trade Organic ingredients, transforming this classic standby into a wholesome and heartfelt superfood indulgence. The deep intensity of Dark Almond reflects the rainforest from which it hails. Fortaleza sits on the edge of the Ecuadorian coast, where the world’s richest soil and the shade of the forest canopy create an ideal environment for native cacao.
- Only 5 Ingredients
- 60% Cocoa Minimum
- 100% USDA Certified Organic
- 88% Certified Fair Trade Ingredients
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- No Soy
- Gluten Free
- Carbon Neutral Product
About Alter Eco
Alter Eco co-founders, Tristan Lecomte in France, Mathieu Senard and Edouard Rollet in the United States and Ilse Keijzer in Australia are businessmen by training and activists at heart. Before starting Alter Eco over a decade ago, they had experienced first-hand both profit-driven multinationals and on-the-ground NGOs. Seeing the challenges of existing humanitarian aid efforts, they became pioneers in social entrepreneurialism, wielding their business acumen to fight for social and economic justice.
Alter Eco's mission is global transformation through ethical relationships with small-scale farmers, and an integral sustainability orientation at every point on the supply chain.
Alter Eco believes the health, happiness and future of the families who grow their food are just as vital as their own. Through Fair Trade and direct relationships with their partner cooperatives around the world, Alter Eco is helping to put delicious meals on your table. They build fair trade relationships, develop programs, and focus on the empowerment of women.
Fair Trade Relationships
As proud partners of Institute of Marketecology (IMO), Fair Trade USA and the Fairtrade Labelling Organization (FLO), all of Alter Eco's products are Fair Trade Certified through multiple different certifiers. This means the producers have been paid a price that ensures sustainable production and living conditions, along with a premium to support the growth and advancement of the cooperatives and their communities.
Contract prices between Alter Eco and the supplying farmers are 10% to 30% higher than the local market price, with an additional Fair Trade premium set every year by the Fairtrade Labelling Organization (by product category and country of origin). In a global food system where farmers often carry debt three times their annual income, Fair Trade provides concrete opportunities for a stable, prosperous life. When producers tell Alter Eco about the shift in their life after becoming a Fair Trade farmer, many describe the same proud moments you would: sending their kids to school, attending to the health of their families, and looking forward to the future. They also work together to build programs that benefit their entire community.
A letter from the founders, Edouard and Mathieu:
"Dear loyal customers,
Alter Eco is based on the premise that food is fundamental to life – and whole, healthy, delicious food can make life better for people all over the world. By working directly with the small-scale farmers who grow our quinoa, rice, sugar and cacao, helping them institute Fair Trade and Organic practices and assisting them in improving both quality of food and quality of life, we’re creating a system that benefits everyone involved. Our values extend to the flora, fauna and fields – we work with our co-op partners to preserve heirloom grains, replenish and reforest the land. And as a GHG Protocol 3 Carbon Zero business, we offset more carbon than we emit."