Environmentally friendly chocolate alternatives for Easter

Easter hunts, special church services and chocolate moulded eggs are commonly associated with Easter.

Each year, approximately, 80 million chocolate shaped eggs are sold in the UK, with 8,000 tonnes of egg-cessive waste being sent to the landfill. Easter egg waste can have a long-lasting impact on the environment, however, with more people looking to improve the planet for future generations to enjoy, it can be a challenge to find chocolate alternatives that are ethical, value-driven and environmentally conscious.



How to find environmentally friendly Easter chocolate 


In essence, environmentally friendly chocolate means that nothing is put at a disadvantage throughout the chocolate journey process, whether that be the wildlife that lives in cocoa forests, or the recyclable packaging used to send out boxes of chocolate happiness.

Identifying environmentally friendly chocolate, initially can seem daunting, however, here are some of our top tips on ways you can spot planet conscious confectionery:


  • Are transparent about where they source their cocoa from
  • Have a direct connection to the cocoa farmers
  • Chocolate that has been manufactured by the company that you are buying it from
  • Support cocoa farming communities and environmental projects
  • Products come in recyclable packaging or alternative.



How is Choc Affair’s chocolate environmentally friendly?

We are incredibly proud of our ethics, values and commitment to respecting people and the environment – whilst we know we’re playing our small part, we’ve got more to do to get to where we want to be. That takes time, but we’re working on it.

We purchase all of our chocolate directly from Luker based in Colombia using the trading fairly model. The trading fairly model ensures that everyone receives a fair wage for their work, this prevents people from going into crisis mode to survive, resulting in the balance between humans and nature being sustained.

To support all the great work Luker do, we choose to pay an annual 5% premium so that through Luker’s Chocolate Dream project they can invest in community initiatives in rural cocoa farming communities, refining their sustainable cocoa farming practices as well as continuing to improve the environment. More recently this premium has gone towards supporting the reforestation project in Necoci in Colombia which you can find out more about in our blog Reforestation of Cocoa Growing Regions.

Closer to home, In the beautiful city of York, we’re supporting two great organisations working directly with those marginalised within our community with training and paid job opportunities, so whenever you choose to munch our chocolate you can do so knowing good stuff is going on behind the scenes. Should you decide you’re going down the Easter egg route, do look out for the independent brands, there’s some great ones to choose from and they’re all working hard to bring you some delicious chocolate treats you won’t find on the supermarket shelves.

Choc Affair products we’ve repurposed for Easter


Alternative Easter Chocolate Gifts

Easter Chocolate Buttons Gift Box

A great treat to send in the post this makes the perfect letterbox giftset.

  • 1 x Alphabet Letter of your choice
  • 1 x 180g Milk chocolate buttons
  • 3 x 30g Farmyard lolly frenzy
  • 1 x 30g Milk chocolate Happy Easter Greetings bar



Oat M!lk Chocolate Bar Giftset

Tuck into our delicious range of plant-based chocolates, ideal for gifting to a loved one or to yourself.

  • Sustainably grown chocolate.
  • Palm oil free & all natural ingredients.
  • Recyclable packaging.
  • Registered with The Vegan Society.




Letterbox friendly box of Blood orange gin, rhubarb gin, gin & tonic and raspberry gin chocolate bars.

Gin Collection Letterbox Gift

Enjoy all 4 of our gin flavoured chocolates in this letterbox-friendly collection.

  • Sustainably grown chocolate.
  • Palm oil free & all natural ingredients.
  • Recyclable packaging.
  • Proudly made in York, North Yorkshire.
  • Suitable for Vegetarians and our dark chocolate is registered with The Vegan Society.






Letterbox friendly box of Classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate bars by Choc Affair

Classic Collection Chocolate Letterbox Selection

Simple, classic and utterly delicious, you can enjoy our exquisite Colombian chocolate delivered through your door.

  • Sustainably grown chocolate
  • Palm oil free & all natural ingredients
  • Recyclable packaging
  • Suitable for Vegetarians. Dark chocolate is vegan
  • Proudly made in York, North Yorkshire





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