These superior chocolates by Hoja Verde are made with premium organic cocoa beans grown in the tropical lowlands of Ecuador, the most biodiverse country on earth.
Ecuadorian cocoa has long been recognized as the world’s finest beans. Its ‘Arriba’ variety brings an unequalled depth in aroma and flavor. Now this superior cocoa is complimented with the flavors of South American fruits and herbs that are the base of the region's cuisine.
• Trans-Fat Free
A USDA certification recognizes that food or other agricultural products meet all organic standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Such standards require the integration of cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, conserve biodiversity, and maintain or enhance soil and water quality. Furthermore, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used.
||EU Organic Farming
The Department of Agriculture and Development of the European Union grants the EU Organic Farming Certification to brands which production respects natural life cycles, minimises the human impact on the environment, and operates as naturally as possible. The basic principles of organic farming restrict the use of chemical, synthetic, antibiotics and genetically modified organisms; and demand that livestock are raised on a free-range, open-air environment and are fed on organic fodder.