OUR ‘LITTLE BIT’
We can all feel something isn’t right with the environment. But it is easy to feel helpless – what can one person do? Well, we think one person can do a lot. And so can one company. Not on its own – everyone needs to do a little bit toward a sustainable Earth. And when everyone does a ‘little bit’, it adds up to a lot. Here is a little bit about our ‘little bit’.
To flavour our chocolates, we only use real ingredients. Nothing complicated about that.
Access to high quality ingredients is not an issue in New Zealand. We have some of the world’s best cream, which we can buy from any supermarket. Our country is strongly agricultural, and we grow some amazing fruits and herbs. As a result, we refuse to use artificial ingredients of any kind to flavour our chocolate. And with nature’s food bowl on our doorsteps. we don’t need to.
We also do not use any artificial preservatives. Everything in our chocolate can be found in nature.
All Kako Chocolate is gluten free.
The ethical and fair trade of cocoa is a cause dear to our hearts. While there is a lot of corruption in the main cocoa markets, we partner with the top brands in the world to help combat this corruption and ensure the chocolate you enjoy has not been made from exploited labour, especially children. If you want to know more, pop over here and check out the section on corporate responsibility, and see some of the programs that are running to help eradicate poverty in the cocoa industry.
We use colour to create our works of art. The colour we use is AZO free wherever possible, and always 100% natural.
Kako Chocolate believes in environmentally sustainable packaging. We only use recyclable and fully bio-degradable cardboard in our catering packs, along with acid free tissue paper.
While our gift boxes contain plastic inserts, we ensure these are fully recyclable. It’s not much in the scheme of things – we are just one small company playing in a very large world, but we believe if everyone makes a little effort here and there, real and meaningful change can happen. If not for us, at least for our children.