So, can vegan chocolate save the world? Well, probably not the entire world, but one artisanal chocolate company in England is making a sizable dent.
While in London a month or so back, I happened across a chocolatier, Artisan du Chocolate, that's helping give the economy of one of the poorest nations in the world a boost, by importing and buying their delicious local chocolate. No aid money, just business. The business of vegan chocolate. The goal is to boost the chocolate yield in Haiti, while dropping plenty of well-needed cash into the local economy, preserve Haiti's rare cocoa beans, all while making delicious and fabulous chocolate. What's not to love?
The Haiti dark chocolate bar is a rich, deep 72% chocolate, and, like all quality chocolates, it's vegan, since there is no cheap fillers or additives in it. True foodies might be interested in reading a bit about the history of chocolate in Haiti on their website as well.
Quite a few of this chocolatier's items are vegan, and, for vegan milk chocolate lovers, they even offer a vegan almond milk chocolate bar. If you're not in London, Birmingham or Manchester where Artisan du Chocolat has storefronts, you can order online.