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Handmade in Britain

As a proudly British company, everything we produce is handmade in historic York – the ancestral home of British chocolate – while all of our packaging is purchased from other UK companies to help support local industries.

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Caring for our Environment

We believe that cacao is a precious gift from nature and that the very best chocolate comes from the finest beans, that’s why every bean we use is responsibly and sustainably grown, with minimal impact on the environment.

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Respecting People & Communities

We’re committed to making life better in the communities we’re part of, That’s why we work with independent farmers and cooperatives rather than big corporations. We always aim to have a positive impact on the world around us.

Choc Affair is committed to minimising our impact on the environment, sustainability and enhancing the communities we are a part of.

Handmade in Britain

Making Chocolate by Hand Since 2006

For us, making chocolate is a family affair and hand-crafting remains the only way we do things. After being carefully harvested, selected, fermented and dried in the sun close to the fields it grew in, our single-origin cocoa journeys across the ocean to our chocolate HQ in historic York where it’s transformed into our famously smooth chocolate, then tempered for the perfect snap, packaged at source and delivered straight to you.

Proudly British

By purchasing every part of our packaging from British companies, we help support the success and growth of other UK industries. Buying less expensive packaging from overseas might save a bit of money, but it’s just not how we do things.

Supporting Good Causes at Home

Locally, we support the Blueberry Academy, which helps young adults with learning differences become more independent and learn life-enriching skills that might not otherwise be open to them, as well as supporting an innovative charity, offering employment opportunities to those marginalised within our community due to addiction or having a criminal record.

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Proudly Palm Oil Free

Palm tree oil is used by many mass-produced brands as a cheap alternative to natural cocoa butter, but according to the World Wildlife Fund, it’s also responsible for the loss of an incredible 300 football fields of rainforest every hour. All of our chocolate is guaranteed palm oil free – a tiny contribution, but one that’s well worth doing. Read more about our reasons for being palm oil free.

Sustainably Sourced Cocoa

All of our cocoa is responsibly and sustainably produced, with a little extra paid for every kilo to help reforest the cocoa-growing regions of Colombia. By ensuring a well-balanced replenishment of everything we take out of the earth we help guarantee a healthy world that still has chocolate in it.

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We only use FSC certified paper products in all of our packaging. This means that for every tree used in the production of our wrappers another is quickly replanted to replace it. When you’ve finished with it, the wrapper is also fully recyclable.

Waste Reduction

Single-use PET plastics are commonly used in food packaging , but we’ve made it our mission to divert as much waste like this as possible away from landfill. So far, we’ve eliminated 95% of the Plastics used in our ranges, with a plan to remove it all now that more sustainable alternatives have become available.

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Respecting People and Communities

At every stage of its journey from bean to bar, we want our chocolate to have a positive impact, which is why all of our cocoa comes from family-owned companies just like ours. By supporting small farms and local co-operatives and giving them a sense of ownership and pride in the finished product, we help ensure that the profits stay where they’re needed the most.

We also help and support the community by asking them what they need to make life better and then figure out how to make it happen. This includes partnering with the ASOPECA agricultural cooperative to help local farmers buy more land, contributing to a new cocoa fermentation system, or supporting them with job training for seventy young adults. Other times, the solutions might be small but can make a huge difference, like providing donkeys for children who live further away so that they can reach school more easily across challenging terrain.

We couldn’t do any of this without the people who buy our chocolate – and by doing so, make an investment in the future of people both at home and in a cocoa growing community in Colombia.