Green & Blacks
At Green & Black's our aim is to create great tasting chocolate. We believe that every step from bean to bar is equally important - whether it's sourcing and using the finest organically grown cocoa beans or taking that extra time and care to bring out the distinct flavour that has become our trademark.
We make and sell premium chocolate using fine organic ingredients which are ethically sourced.We love to talk about our chocolate and how it's made. Please help us keep this page as a family-friendly environment, and on-topic.
The story of how Green & Black's began is certainly a unique one. People often ask us questions about organic sourcing, ethical sourcing and trading, the early days and how we got our name. So to answer most of your questions, visit our website to discover more about us.
When Craig Sams founded Green & Black’s it came naturally to him to work with suppliers in a partnership arrangement that was fair, respectful and sustainable. Since then we have been striving to ensure that every supplier, processor and grower is treated with the same respect. That way they continue to be happy to sell to us, we remain true to our own guiding principles, and the world can continue to enjoy Green & Black’s chocolate.
Cocoa is grown on smallholding farms and at certain times of the year such as harvest the whole family may work together, similar to what happens on family farms all over the world. We believe that children have a right to be in school and we consider it unacceptable for children to be working when they have the opportunity to be in formal education. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) (an agency of the United Nations) recognises that a child may help out on the family farm for a few hours a week after school or at the weekend – but it is obviously unacceptable for a child to be ‘doing work that is damaging to his or her mental, physical, and emotional development’ ( ILO ).
Over many years we have established close links with the communities where our cocoa comes from. And we have been working with farmers to help increase their cocoa productivity so that they can have a decent livelihood and afford to support their families and children, including their children’s education...