What makes it susty? The organic chocolate was grown by a co-operative of Grenadian peasant farmers and processed at a nearby solar-powered micro-factory. It was then transported from the Caribbean to the UK in a solar- and wind-powered cool room aboard a wooden sailing ship with no engines. The manufacturers claim its price reflects the true environmental cost of the cocoa, and all profits from its sale go to the farmers.
What makes it sexy? This is ”handpressed, single-estate, vanilla-free, vintage rootstock, grown-with-a-windward aspect” artisanal chocolate. In other words, posh.
My verdict: I’m tempted to call it Sexy because it smells suspiciously like a PR stunt. But I’m sufficiently assured of its carbon neutrality and its fair trading practices. That said, at £12.95 ($21) per bar, it will do little to convince people that green needn’t be the preserve of the wealthy. I’ll stick to Green & Black’s, thanks.