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Choosing Organic is better for You and the Planet

It is almost impossible to eat pesticide-free food these days, unless you go 100% organic. Over four billion kilogrammes of pesticides are used annually worldwide. In fact, pesticide residues have now been detected in the most remote areas of the world – in the Arctic, the Antarctic, in high mountain chains or in the heart…

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Our favourite Ice Cream Dealers

What is the best way to cool off or cool down in the warmer months   – a tasty ice cream treat! To make sure you’re getting the best ice-cream to satisfy your cravings, we’ve created this short but very sweet list of ice cream ‘makers’ that work with our chocolate. The makers are truly…

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Keep wildness

The biosphere creates the atmosphere and the atmosphere creates the biosphere. When we think about how to end the climate crisis, we rarely consider wildness as being integral. Swamps, beetles, elephants, penny bun fungi termite mounds, sand hill cranes and coral reefs fall under the rubric of biodiversity. In this way, we separate our personal…

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From Foil to Soil

In developed countries, the leading source of waste are consumers themselves, who discard much of the food they purchase. In developing countries, insufficient cold storage and bad transportation result in food being lost before it even reaches the kitchen. But there is even more to food waste. When banana and potato peels (and Original Beans…

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Protect Rainforest, Now!

The simplest solution is to let tropical forests grow. Protect them from degradation and let them be. Older, larger tropical trees can absorb as much as 3 times more carbon than younger. Time is short. Of the three largest rainforests on the planet, only one, in Africa’s Congo basin, remains a carbon sink and retains…

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Empower women (farmers)

Amidst the turmoil and with the on-the-ground support of Original Beans’ Bean Team at Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park, hundreds of women have taken local leadership to become craft cacao growers, regenerate forests, and heal their war-torn communities. The Bean Team (incorporated as an NGO called IDAD) is providing vital education on agriculture, artisanal enterprise,…

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Plant trees in the right way

Founded in 2010, OBOT is key to our mission to regenerate what we consume. To date we have grown more than three million trees. OBOT helps protect endangered species, cool the climate and improve the livelihoods of the growers we work with. Whoever breaks off a piece of Original Beans chocolate not only enjoys the…

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4 Ways To Enjoy Chocolate And Cut Down On Sugar

From elevating your mood, to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and pancreatic cancer, it seems like there are more and more benefits to eating chocolate. It’s no secret however that plenty of chocolate (mainstream milk chocolate in particular) contains huge amounts of processed sugar. Although sugar has never been in the running for health…

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Cacao, cane sugar and almonds

“Cane sugar, cocoa butter, rice drink powder and syrup, cocoa mass, tiger nuts, hazelnuts, vanilla, sea salt”. There are at least seven ingredients in this best-selling vegan mylk bar from a European-wide organic chocolate brand. By law, this product on the chocolate shelf cannot call itself chocolate. So why is it on the chocolate shelf…

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M!lk Chocolate you want to take home, yes Ve-gan!

Find out more about what motivated us to create our new Vegan M!lk Chocolate and why we think you have the power to change the world, simply by changing what chocolate and therefore what food you decide to consume. For years, Original Beans has been setting new standards on regenerative consumption with products that regenerate…

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No bean is like the other

Most chefs these days, and more and more of us food lovers want to know where our food comes from – I mean, we really want to know. Where and how did it grow, who harvested it, how did it become such a delicious food? We have picked up these questions in wine shops and…

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