Ara Chocolat is a small and new chocolate maker located between Paris and Disney World who not only produce a selection of chocolate from the bean but also a selection of filled chocolates, Pâte À Tartiner and hot drinks.
Not only do we love the actual, rustic, natural flavours and textures of their chocolate but we greatly appreciate the effort they take to source beans directly from growers or their pseudo-co-operatives and have a desire that those that tend the land receive a fair return for their efforts.
They also state that their chocolate is organic and vegan - although we are unaware of any certification. They also express a desire to protect the environment and there is no better way than carefully and intelligently caring for the habitat and harvesting its bounty.
Often the chocolate maker is concerned about the ethics of their chocolate but Ara also use environmentally friendly packaging and most of it is used from recycled paper.