Did You Know?
Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa
Seattle Chocolates began using Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa in our core line in April 2014. Rainforest Alliance certification is a long term, robust, and sustainable approach to addressing unjust labor practices, preserving and protecting the environment, and bettering the economic situation of cocoa farmers and their families.
Currently, 10% of the world’s cocoa is Rainforest Alliance Certified™.
Today we have 19 everyday bar flavors and 14 seasonal bar flavors (33 total) that bear the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa seal, including our beloved and best-selling San Juan Sea Salt truffle bar! Look for the frog logo on the back of all of our bars.
No Palm Oil
Today palm oil production is the largest cause of deforestation in rainforest regions, endangering the orangutan population which has dwindled by 50% in recent years. Forest clearings to make way for palm oil farming are also a major factor contributing to global warming and the depletion of water resources.
Seattle Chocolates is concerned about the destructive impact of expanding oil palm plantations on the rainforests, particularly in Southeast Asia and especially on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra.
Seattle Chocolates uses only coconut oil (no palm kernel oil!)
All-Natural, Non-GMO & Kosher Ingredients
Almost 100% of ingredients we use are non-GMO and we are continuously moving towards non-GMO Project Verification. Seattle Chocolates uses only all-natural and Kosher certified ingredients in all of our products.
Seattle Chocolates is making the fight against hunger the centerpiece and beneficiary of this year’s holiday campaign #chocolategives to generate donations to local food banks at their busiest time of year. This holiday, every time a Seattle Chocolates Holiday bar or jcoco bar is purchased - in-store, online or at a local retailer - we will donate a serving of food to one of our four food bank partners.
Donations will be made through a network of local food banks including the Food Bank for New York City, Greater Boston Food Bank, SF-Marin Food Bank and Northwest Harvest. In addition, Seattle Chocolates will donate a serving for every social media mention of #chocolategives during the same period which will be shared equally between Food Bank for New York City, Greater Boston Food Bank, SF-Marin Food Bank and Northwest Harvest.
A small donation can make a big difference. For example, Northwest Harvest is able to provide a nutritious meal to a family of three for $.67; SF-Marin Food Bank can purchase fresh fruit and vegetables for 1/10 of what they might cost at retail and Food Bank for New York City can provide 5 meals to new Yorkers in need for $1.00.
Women's Business Enterprise Certified
Seattle Chocolates is a nationally certified Women’s Business Enterprise. Led by Jean Thompson, owner, CEO, and trailblazer in the world of chocolate.
Jean recognizes the role that chocolate plays in our everyday lives - more than an exquisite treat, it is also a way to connect, a gift, a salve. It’s one of life’s fabulous little pleasures.
Jean was awarded the King County 2012 Woman Small Business of the Year.