Posted on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 8:00 am
Katrina Markoff, a renowned chocolatier and world traveler, created a type of natural chocolate that inspires consumers to open minds, spirits, and of course palates to a variety of flavors. Vosges Haut-Chocolat chocolate is a unique treat that celebrates the diverse cultures of the world by incorporating the many indigenous spices, roots, herbs, liqueurs, and flowers into their products. Vosges sell chocolate bars, truffles, assortment boxes, and there is even a line of bacon chocolate! According to the product website, Vosges Haut-Chocolat is a certified organic manufacturing facility that operates on 100% renewable energy. Under the company’s Green Purchasing Oath, the chocolatier chooses ingredients of sustainable value. The company selects ingredients that aim to meet human needs, while also ensuring the sustainability of natural systems and the environment. The products are packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled material for its chocolate bars and boxes. Vosges makes sure to source their chocolate from carefully sought out suppliers that are organic and often Rainforest Alliance Certified. Vosges recently planted their first crop of cacao in Belize. According to their product site, this will allow Vosges to monitor the entire value chain—from root to bar. The company is working towards becoming Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance Certified by 2014. Chocolate bars are usually priced between $7 and $15. Assortment boxes can start at around $20 each, and can reach into the $100-$150 range. Visit their official website for more information or search for their products in a store near you.