Friday March 15, 2024

Unveiling the Sweet Secret Behind La Mare Chocolate

At La Mare Estate, we believe that every bite of chocolate should not only tantalise your taste buds but also carry a story of sustainability, empowerment, and community upliftment. That’s why we take immense pride in crafting our chocolates using only the finest, 100% sustainable cocoa beans sourced from Callebaut—a company committed to making chocolate from traceable cocoa beans.

Sustainability at the Heart of Our Chocolate

The chocolate journey begins with the careful selection of cocoa beans from farmer communities in Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Ecuador. These beans are not just any beans; they are grown sustainably, ensuring that the environment is respected, and the livelihoods of farmers are improved. By choosing La Mare chocolate, you’re not just indulging in a treat; you’re making a conscious choice to support sustainable farming practices.

Empowering Farmer Communities with Cocoa Horizons

Through Callebaut’s partnership with Cocoa Horizons, a program dedicated to empowering cocoa farming communities,  a portion of every chocolate purchase is reinvested back into farmer training and farming tools. This investment helps elevate farmers into experts, improves crop quality, and ultimately leads to superior taste in our products. With this support, we can continue bringing you the most exquisite flavours while empowering cocoa farmers to thrive.

Empowering Women and Young Farmers

Our commitment to empowerment extends beyond just farming practices. Part of the revenue from the chocolate is invested in training programs for women in West Africa, empowering them to become successful cocoa farmers and entrepreneurs. Additionally, we support young farmers in realising their entrepreneurial dreams by providing access to training and tools to upscale their farms. Through these initiatives, we aim to foster economic independence and create opportunities for marginalised groups within cocoa farming communities.

Craftsmanship and Quality Assurance

When it comes to crafting the perfect chocolate, quality is paramount. Callebaut meticulously select sustainably grown, well-fermented, and sun-dried cocoa beans, ensuring that only the best make it into our products. The blend of cocoa beans from Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Ecuador offers a balanced and intense chocolate taste, defined by fruity notes and a beautiful complexity. Every bite of La Mare chocolate promises not just exquisite flavour but also a commitment to fair trade and sustainable practices.

A Sweet Investment in Farmer Livelihoods

By choosing La Mare chocolate, you’re not just treating yourself; you’re investing in the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities. The revenue generated from our chocolate goes directly back to farmers, supporting training programs, community projects, and tools that enable them to improve their income and livelihoods. With every purchase, you contribute to a sweeter, more sustainable future for cocoa farming communities worldwide.

Chocolate Kitchen

La Mare chocolate isn’t just about indulgence—it’s about making a positive impact. With each bite, you’re supporting sustainable farming practices, empowering marginalised groups, and investing in the future of cocoa farming communities. So, the next time you reach for a piece of chocolate, choose La Mare and savour the taste of sustainability, empowerment, and deliciousness.

You can shop our delicious chocolate online and visit our Chocolate Kitchen on one of our Tour & Tasting Experiences.