Category Archives: Fair Trade

Good, Better, Best, or Impeccable – How to Identify High-Quality Chocolate?


Chocolate, often a symbol of indulgence and pleasure, carries a rich history and an equally rich range of qualities. From a quick convenience store fix to luxurious bonbons crafted by renowned chocolatiers, the spectrum of chocolate experiences is vast.  But what truly distinguishes high-quality chocolate? Is it the percentage of cocoa? The origin of the […]

The Sweet Taste of Equity: Why Fair Trade Chocolate Matters


In the wide world of confectionery, chocolate holds a unique place: it’s not just a commodity for indulgence, but a global symbol of sweetness and comfort. However, behind its scrumptious appeal lies a story not always so sweet.  The chocolate industry is rife with issues like child labor, deforestation, and unstable income for small-scale farmers.  […]

Top Reasons for Choosing More Sustainable Products in 2024

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In recent years, the world has become increasingly aware of the impact that our actions have on the environment. As a result, there has been a shift towards more sustainable practices in many aspects of our lives, including our purchasing decisions. Today, more and more consumers are choosing sustainable products for a wide range of […]

The History of Zotter Chocolate’s Commitment to Organic, Fair Trade, & Sustainability


At Zotter Chocolate, we have been handcrafting quality, organic, and fair trade chocolate since 1987. Learn all about our history and values here.

Cocoa trip with Julia Zotter to West Africa

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It was my first trip to the African continent. The cheerful enjoyment of life and openness can be felt everywhere. by Julia Zotter Ghana is the second largest cocoa exporter in the world after the Ivory Coast. Only about 300 kg of cocoa beans are harvested per hectare (2.47 acres), in South America it is […]