What is Organic Chocolate?
Organic chocolate is chocolate that has been made using ingredients that have been grown and processed according to organic farming standards. This means that the cocoa beans used to make the chocolate were grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Additionally, the chocolate may also be made with organic sugar, organic nuts and organic milk, if included in the recipe.
In order for chocolate to be labeled as organic, it must be certified by a third-party organization that ensures that the ingredients and manufacturing process meet strict organic standards. The use of organic ingredients in chocolate production can help to promote more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, as well as support fair labor practices for farmers and workers involved in the production of the chocolate.
The term organic is protected and should only appear on truly organic products. To be sure you can verify your chocolate is organic by reading the ingredients and looking for the USDA Certified Organic logo. The USDA National Organic program forbids the use of preservatives, artificial colors and GMOs, so those should not be listed on the packaging of organic chocolate.
Fedaron makes only organic chocolate, and it is certified by the USDA and NOFA-NY Certified Organic.