Sourcing only the best cacao and other premium ingredients and producing in Switzerland, Chocolate and Love is a premium, organic, Fairtrade-certified, ethical, dark chocolate brand.
The company is family-owned by Richard and Birgitte O'Connor (a chocolate-loving Scot and a foodie Dane). With a decision to convert to a majority organic diet whilst pregnant with our daughter, we struggled to find quality organic chocolate, so decided to make our own.
We export to 40 countries worldwide and have won 31 awards for taste having just picked up another 6 Gold Great Taste awards in 2018 and two Academy of Chocolate Awards.
In addition to the high antioxidant levels naturally found in cocoa, each chocolate bar has the benefit of being gluten-free, GMO-free (as all certified organic products) and with no additives. The range uses cane sugar and is free from soya lecithin. Seven variants are dairy-free, ideal for vegans.
Every aspect of our business is run as ethically as possible such as minimising shipping to cut down on fuel costs and using paper that is 100% FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified for their wrappers, using biodegradable silver inner wrappers produced with materials made from sustainably harvested wood and using FLO-PAK Green packing material. Chocolate and Love also supports reforestation and plant trees through weforest.org.
Who we work with is as important to us as the quality of our products. Our partners have direct access to the cooperatives they source from in Panama, Peru, The Dominican Republic and Madagascar. Knowing that our business and our partners are contributing to the sustainability of the farmers through information, education and industry certification, speaks to the essence of the our brand.
Chocolate and Love also produces luxurious chocolate gift boxes and beautiful tins of 5.5g napolitains in our iconic patterns. our hand-painted packaging designs are the result of working closely with a talented artist from New York to capture the organic nature of our brand, the images taking inspiration from the aesthetically-rich areas the cacao beans come from.