Vivani Organic Chocolate
VIVANI chocolate products were first presented at the world's largest organic trade fair in 2000, and are made by Ludwig Weinrich, a family business in Germany.
They use only the finest organically grown ingredients, and state that their 'major concern is to invest in healthy agricultural practices in countries where our raw materials come from', as well as saying 'we feel it is our responsibility to know exactly where the cocoa comes from and that it is our duty to ensure the protection of the local people and environment'.
By using crops from developing regions they help to promote small scale farming and to protect the environment from pesticides and other chemical products. The higher prices they pay for organically grown cocoa beans and raw cane sugar result in a higher standard of living for the producers. Their products carry the German Bio-Prüfsiegel (certificate of organic growth) and are inspected on a regular basis. They also campaign against child slavery and donate towards 'Kindernothilfe ' projects for disadvantaged children in Haiti. Furthermore, many Vivani products are suitable for gluten free, lactose free and vegan diets!