These are the stories which change the world and show us what is possible...
We have a magician in our ecovilage. His name is Théo. With his long tale of dreadlocks, humble and kind heart, and magic hands Théo is a unique producer of chocolate of a special kind. Shipped by friends on an original sailing boat "Tres Hombres" from across the ocean, the cacao beans come straight from a small farm of a local ecosystem restoration project in Dominican Republic. They come with the wind of salty sea, without fossil fuels and international cargo companies. Théo picks the beans in Amsterdam and brings them home – to our ecovillage Suderbyn on the island of Gotland. Here Théo recently moved his little chocolate factory, where he makes the chocolate by hand from bean to bar without any preservatives, all vegan and organic as it only can be. He wraps the precious bars in paper made of cacao-shells. The chocolate is then sent to small organic shops and personally to people who subscribe online (the link below). Every time we look at a bar of Théo's chocolate, be it one with cacao nibs or hazelnut, or raw dark chocolate, I think of the wind in Tres Hombres sales, of a long way which a real fair chocolate needs to make, and all the goodness this small bar contains.
Chocolate is not only a delicious treat, oh no. Cacao beans are medicinal in its nature. Commercial companies which turned chocolate into a sugar-rich candy based on child slavery and oil industry, committed not only an economic and environmental crime, but a cultural crime.
The real chocolate, like one which Théo makes, is a special product, as something from across the ocean is to be. A bar of this handcrafted chocolate is not comparable to a box of commercial chocolate when it comes to the content of goodness. Fair-trade, organic, slavery-free, vegan, healthy goodness brought to our continent by Fairtransport and processed by Theó's loving hands.
You can subscribe on Théo's website KakaoArbo.net to receive this incredible handcrafted, truly fair-trade chocolate and be a part of that change. For now easy delivery is offered to all Scandinavia. You can also read more about the values and philosophy behind, the sourcing and bean-to-bar process. (See the link in the first comment to the post.)
These stories change the world, and they shall be told. Join by subscribing for the chocolate but also do spread the word, share, tell, and let people choose.
What's happening in the ecovillage? What projects are we running at the moment? Here you can follow our work and find out about exciting news and events!