Kin+Pod Chocolate, 70% Tumaco Colombia Chocolate
Tasting notes: smoke, vanilla, tobacco. Ingredients: organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter. Gluten-free, ethically sourced, dairy-free.
Kin + Pod is an Alberta Company Dedicated to Making Exceptional Chocolate from Bean to Bar. Inspired by her experience in fine pastry and the restaurant industry, their founder set out to right some of the wrongs she saw in the cocoa industry — child slavery, overuse of palm oil and deforestation to name just a few.
They care about where the beans come from and who is producing them. which is why they work 1-on-1 with small-holder cacao farmers and their families to source the richest cacao beans from across the globe. In exchange, their farmers are fairly compensated, which enables them to pay their employees higher wages and choose more sustainable farming practices. Ethical sourcing also means that they carefully assess safety standards, and the environmental impact of the way the cacao pods are grown, harvested and shipped before partnering with a farm. Above all, ethical sourcing means empowering a community to grow and build lasting connections.
They're just a tiny company, trying to do some good.