When you spend your time around food as much as I do, it’s always a breath of fresh air when you find a brand that you not only like, but also a brand that is as healthy as possible and completely transparent about where they source their ingredients from and what they’re doing to make a difference. And if I tell you that that brand makes chocolate, would that surprise you?
Goodio Chocolates is a Finnish raw, vegan and hand-crafted chocolate company that is only three years old, but has already set itself apart from other companies in the same market. The chocolate is comprised of raw cacao, which in its natural state, is a superfood (very bitter and similar to eating a coffee bean). And instead of sweetening it with cane sugar as many chocolate companies do, Goodio instead utilizes organic coconut palm sugar that is sustainably harvested from Indonesia. Combine that with high quality cacao that comes from sustainable farms in Ecuador and Peru (and then stone ground in Helsinki) and cocoa butter and you’ve got yourself a real winner.
Goodio Chocolates come in a variety of different flavors, each tastier than the next: Arriba, Chai, Chili, Coconut, Coffee, Licorice & Sea Buckthorn, Mint, Sea Salt, Pure Nacional and Wild Blueberry. Is your mouth watering yet? Plus, all of their products are certified organic and kosher, gluten-free, dairy free, soy free and vegan. Not to mention, the company’s dedication to sustainability makes it a brand you can feel good about buying (even their gorgeous packaging is biodegradable). They also donate a portion of all proceeds to Ubuntu Foundation‘s health and education programs which support children with special needs, as well as empower and educate women in Maai Mahiu, Kenya.
You know how you’re supposed to eat a bite of dark chocolate every day? Make it a bite of Goodio.