"I use coconut sugar and grind it in to my cacao paste/ butter. It is a substainable renewable resource and I feel good about the tradeoffs of shipping from mainly (indonesia, the Philippines) especially considering all the other…"
"Cocoa Camino from Ottawa is a distributor of organic, fair trade couverture, which is also lecitin free. I work only with their couverture. You can also check Fair Trade websites for more supplieers."
Hi all, As entries come in for the Good Food Awards, we're in the midst of some provocative discussions on GMO sweeteners - especially corn syrup and beet sugar. Do you have sources for any bulk non-GMO sources? Opinions on local vs. non-GMO when tradeoffs have to be made? Susie---Enter the Good Food Awards ~ New Confections categoryThrough August 31, 2012 - See the guidelines at http://www.goodfoodawards.org/confectionsSee More
It's not enough to hand off to NGOs (non-governmental organizations) the responsibility to redress issues of ethical trade. The purpose of this group is to discuss ways to improve the quality of life of farm families and farm communities worldwide.
If you go to the Good Food Awards site and look at the entry guidelines they should provide all the information you need. If not, contact the organizers by sending e-mail to info (at) goodfoodawards (dot) org."
I believe that all of the couvertures produced by Cluizel are lecithin free and contain no non-cocoa fats and also does a good deal of direct sourcing. They don't (as far as I know) have any organic offerings nor offer any Fair Trade…"
Hello all,This year (with many thanks to Clay for his guidance) the Good Food Awards will have a confections category, to be detailed in July.I'm curious to hear what brands of couverture made anywhere in the world that meet these guidelines:1) The chocolate does not contain:vegetable, palm or hydrogenated fatsgenetically modified (GMO) soy lecithin2) The chocolate company makes an effort to understand cacao growing practices, work directly with their cacao farmers, and / or is from a Fair…See More