Frequently asked questions
Learn more about organic chocolate
A minimal consumption of milk or dark organic chocolate would reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. One square of chocolate a day would prevent the risk of cardiovascular event by 47%.
Non-organic chocolate is manufactured using polluting and non-ethical production processes. Many synthetic chemicals are used (taste enhancers, preservatives, colorants, etc.). The latter may represent allergic risks for some people.
Organically grown chocolate, made with respect for the environment, does not contain any synthetic chemicals. It is guaranteed 100% natural.
There are many reasons why organic chocolate is relatively more expensive than “conventional” chocolate.
- A mode of production of raw materials that requires more time due to non-intensive cultivation techniques.
- Lower yields compared to conventional farms
- The costs of controls and organic certification
- They are dependent
After many studies on chocolate, it was stated that “Theobromine” and “Caffeine” naturally contained in cocoa would not cause weight loss. However, one square of dark chocolate 70% a day remains good for health.
To get organic certification of a product, it is necessary to go through five steps:
- Application for certification. In this phase, it is necessary to describe the activity, the tools of production and transformation.
- Commitment. Take note of the regulation, accept many conditions (inspection visit, sampling, etc.) and then notify the organism of any modification of the biological design rules.
- Inspection. A form of commitment previously signed and completed by the organization is sent. They mandate a controller who will make a first appointment in order to assess the conformity of practices with the rules of organic production.
- Certification. After the inspection and analysis, an evaluation form is sent to the organization, which awards or not the certification.
- Surveillance audit. In-depth monitoring and auditing are carried out to ensure compliance with the requirements of current regulations.
Our certification body is Bureau Veritas Certification.
In order to obtain FairTrade / Max Havelaar certifications, it is necessary to be able to prove compliance with fair trade standards in force.
- Application. First, it depends of the region of the world.
- Creation of a folder and an identifier. Once the application has been received, the organization creates a unique application identifier and sends an application file. The latter includes many criteria (Application Questionnaire, relevant templates to the application questionnaire, certification information and FairTrade requirements, certification contract).
- Registration fee. A non-refundable application fee is to be paid. However, the fee depends on the number of products and the configuration of the structure.
- Finalization of the application. Once the application file returned and the application fee paid, the certifying body processes the application. Once validated, a permanent identifier replaces the candidate identifier.
- Final Audit and Certification. Following validation, the organization issues an invoice for the initial cost of certification.
Our certification body is FLOCERT.
The process of making organic chocolate remains the same as that of conventional chocolate. Now, only a few steps differ.
Bureau Veritas Certification regularly checks the raw materials used in the manufacture of our organic chocolates. Numerous analysis of our products, inspections of our structure as well as of our production chains are regularly carried out.