At Cocoa Loco we pride ourselves on being an ethical chocolate company. We’ve been making Organic and Fairtrade Chocolate since 2005. When Sarah started the business, she was aware of the mistreatment of cocoa farmers in growing countries and she wanted Cocoa Loco to make a difference and set an example. Ensuring farmers are fairly paid for their crops is essential. To be able to create our Fairtrade chocolates in the UK, we source our cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic, where cocoa is grown by 40,000 small-scale cocoa growers. Fairtrade supports farmers in the Dominican Republic; schools have been built and repaired, with scholarships and equipment provided to students from poorer families. A new IT centre has been built to help children with schoolwork in the cooperative where we source our cocoa beans from. Simply put, Fairtrade makes things better and it’s a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love – and we really do love chocolate, especially when the chocolate is Fairtrade!