March 20th, 2023
Easter is a time for indulgence, and what better way to treat yourself than with a luxurious but sustainable easter eggs? But as the world becomes increasingly aware of the impact of our consumer choices, we have to consider how our chocolates effect the planet. Melt Chocolates has been an advocate for the environment since its’ foundation in 2005. A vanguard for the planet, Melt Chocolates made a commitment to plastic-free, sustainable and ethical practices.
We believe that sustainability is at the heart of good chocolate. From ethical sourcing of cocoa beans to reduced environmental impact, we’re committed to producing chocolate that’s not only delicious, but also better for the planet and the people who produce it.
That’s why we’re here to introduce you to the world of sustainable Easter eggs – a guilt-free way to indulge in the sweetest of treats.
In this article, we’ll introduce you to our collection of sustainable Easter eggs, explain the benefits of choosing sustainable chocolate, and provide you with tips on how to buy sustainable Easter eggs. So let’s dive in and discover a sweeter, more sustainable way to celebrate Easter!
When it comes to Easter eggs, sustainability can refer to a range of factors:
By choosing sustainable Easter eggs, consumers can enjoy their treats knowing that they’re making a positive impact on the environment and on communities around the world.
Before we dive into our best sustainable Easter eggs, it’s important to understand why sustainable chocolate production is crucial.
Addressing child labour: One of the key challenges facing the cocoa industry is the prevalence of child labor. According to a report by the US Department of Labor, child labor is widespread in cocoa production in West Africa, which produces the majority of the world’s cocoa. Children as young as 5 are often involved in hazardous work, such as using machetes to cut cocoa pods or carrying heavy loads.
Fair wages: Sustainability in the chocolate industry also means ensuring that cocoa farmers receive a fair wage for their work. Many cocoa farmers around the world earn very little, often below the poverty line. This is because the global cocoa market is highly competitive and prices are often set by large corporations. Sustainable chocolate aims to address this issue by working directly with cocoa farmers and paying them a fair price for their cocoa. This helps to ensure that farmers can earn a living wage and support their families, while also promoting more sustainable farming practices.
Environmental impact: In addition to ethical considerations, sustainable chocolate also has a lower environmental impact. For example, sustainable farming practices can reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers, as well as promote biodiversity and soil health. This is important because cocoa farming can have a significant impact on ecosystems and wildlife.
Here are some of our top picks for sustainable Easter eggs that taste great and are kind to the planet:
1. Wild Flower Vegan Easter Egg: This delicious Easter egg is made with organic, fair-trade cocoa and is vegan-friendly. this luxurious egg is made from single-origin chocolate sourced from Bolivia,It comes packaged in a fully compostable bag made from renewable resources.
2. Almond Milk Vegan Easter Egg: Another great vegan option, savour the sumptuous taste and velvety smooth texture of our ethically sourced, 45% cocoa solids vegan chocolate, made with almond milk and lightly flavored with vanilla extract. Reviewed as of Best Vegan Easter Eggs for 2023 the Almond Milk Vegan Easter Egg is a masterpiece, crafted with precision and adorned with a stunning bronze-speckled design. With 11% almond nut, this egg is not only delicious, but also a healthier alternative to traditional milk chocolate Easter eggs.
3. Strawberry Vegan Easter Egg: For those who love fruity flavors, this Easter egg is a must-try. This hand-crafted, 100% vegan egg is made using the finest quality ingredients, including real strawberries and 70% dark chocolate that is dairy-free and low in sugar. Rated among the “Top Vegan Easter Eggs and Treats of 2022” by PETA, it is clear this is a true masterpiece of flavor and craftsmanship, made with love and care for both you and the planet.
4. Personalized Easter Bunny: This adorable Easter bunny is handmade with organic, fair-trade chocolate. Packaged in a carboard cut-out of a bunny, this sweet treat can be personalized by painting, drawing or colouring. Unleash your creativity. It comes packaged in a fully recyclable box.
When shopping for Easter chocolate, keep these tips in mind to ensure that your choices are sustainable:
We hope that this post has inspired you to choose sustainable Easter eggs and support responsible chocolate production. By choosing sustainable options, you can indulge in delicious chocolate while also protecting the planet and supporting ethical practices.
If you’re interested in trying some of our sustainable Easter egg picks, head over to our website to place an order. With our commitment to sustainability and high-quality chocolate, you can feel good about your Easter chocolate choices this year.
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