Organic Chocolate (Why it's important)
At Cocoa Loco we pride ourselves on selling organic and Fairtrade certified chocolate ever since Sarah started the business in 2005.
Choosing organic foods and products is better for the planet and for yourself – but do you know why that is? And what does Organic even mean?
Organic means working with nature, not against it. It means that our ingredients have been produced to the highest standards, using fewer pesticides, no artificial additives, preservatives or GM ingredients whilst adhering to the highest standards of animal welfare. Organic is better for the planet and better for our bodies. Choosing organic is an easy way to avoid a number of potentially harmful chemicals such as synthetic pesticides, weedkillers and many additives and preservatives. We passionately believe that chocolate should be organic to avoid these chemicals, especially as cocoa is one of the most heavily sprayed crops.
Groundbreaking research published in the British Journal of Nutrition has found significant nutritional differences between organic and non-organic farming. In 2014, the team at Newcastle University found organic crops are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally grown ones. So, you can eat organic chocolate and feel pretty good about it...
Choosing Organic ensures that every organization working up and down the food supply chain meet the organic standards. When you choose to buy organic chocolates from Cocoa Loco in the UK, you can be certain that the product you get will have been sourced fairly and produced without preservatives and artificial ingredients. So go ahead and indulge in our organic chocolates with a peace of mind!
To learn more about Organic foods and products – visit www.soilassociation.org
Found this interesting? Read our blog post on Fairtrade Chocolate.