We are so excited to be stocking Femme Chocolate from Ocelot....... keep reading to hear about this fabulous story - if you ever needed an excuse to eat chocolate then this is it !
"Femme is an dark milk bar, made with rare Amelonado beans grown organically by women cocoa farmers in Eastern Congo - the world’s first female cocoa cooperative. Centuries of exploitation and decades of armed conflict have made Eastern Congo one of the poorest countries on earth and one of the harshest to be a woman. This bar is named in honour of these incredible, pioneering women, who have overcome hardships that most of us can only imagine. Not only have they created a livelihood and future for themselves and their children, they are also actively protecting and nurturing the natural biodiversity of their homelands in Virunga National Park - Africa’s oldest nature reserve, and home to the last of the Mountain Gorillas. As well as providing a livelihood, the cooperative also gives the women access to higher education and a professional career, with some now in training to become doctors. Our partner Original Beans works directly with the cooperative, paying more than 2 x Fairtade price, and supporting and enabling this ground breaking project. Amelonado beans give this bar its gentle yet striking flavour, reminiscent of honey on buttered toast."