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Responsible Sourcing

Our chocolate is thoughtfully crafted from farm to finish. You can feel good about eating the bars and truffles from Seattle Chocolate Company because every aspect of our craft – from the origin of our cocoa beans to the innovative flavor inclusions – is carefully curated and chosen to meet our rigid quality standards.

In 2014, Seattle Chocolate Company started making chocolate bars using Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa. More than thirty Seattle Chocolate Truffle Bars now feature the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal. 

Rainforest Alliance certification offers a robust and comprehensive approach to sustainable agriculture that focuses equally on social equity, environmental protection and long term economic viability. Additionally, Rainforest Alliance certification strictly prohibits forced labor and the employment of children under the age of 15 on Rainforest Alliance certified farms; additionally, children of workers on certified farms receive access to education.

We continue to adopt other sustainable sourcing practices including eliminating palm kernel oil whose production is associated with serious environmental impact; all of our products now use the more healthful coconut oil. At Seattle Chocolate Company we compost all of our chocolate waste, diverting nearly 20 tons of waste from our nation’s landfills each year. Even our packaging is carefully crafted with a focus on sustainability; we use recyclable papers, and water and vegetable-based inks and coatings.

In addition to our ethical trading practices, Seattle Chocolates creates small batch chocolate confections using only the highest quality all natural ingredients with no preservatives, additives or extenders. Seattle Chocolates is also moving toward 100% non-GMO ingredients. Currently the jcoco line is 100% non-GMO. Less than 1% of Seattle Chocolates’ more than one hundred products, currently include any GMO ingredients, and we are working diligently with our suppliers to verify each new ingredient. All of Seattle Chocolate Company bars and truffles are recognized internationally by the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program and Kosher certified.

Seattle Chocolates is proud to be a certified women’s business enterprise led by Jean Thompson who was awarded the 2012 King County Small Woman Business of the Year and named one of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2013 Women of Influence.