Inspired by my great-great-great grandfather John Cadbury, I created Love Cocoa with the purpose of making great tasting chocolate bars here in Great Britain, in a way that's loved by you, the planet, and its people.
CLIMATE POSITIVE CHOCOLATE
Our mission is to make chocolate consumption more sustainable. The mainstream chocolate industry is shrinking our rainforests, damaging the environment and contributing to global warming on an alarming scale. The problem begins right at the source: with the farming of the humble cocoa bean. We’re tackling this issue head-on by planting one tree for every product sold. Together we can create a fairer, more sustainable chocolate industry.
CHOCOLATE RUNS IN THE BLOOD
A PROUD CADBURY HISTORY
The inspiration behind Love Cocoa comes from founder James Cadbury's, great-great-great grandfather John Cadbury, who set up Cadbury chocolate nearly 200 years ago.
A philanthropist and anti-slavery campaigner himself, John Cadbury built his company on great ethical grounds, looking after its workforce and improving civil rights, and it is these same ethical values that remain at the heart of our company today.
James Cadbury is born.
His family are no longer involved in the chocolate business, but the family tradition of philanthropy and entrepreneurship continues.
Cadbury becomes part of Mondelēz International
After a hostile takeover and controversy the much loved British firm is acquired by American owners. Within weeks of the takeover going through, Mondelez announced the closure of the Somerdale factory. Four hundred jobs were lost.
Love Cocoa is launched
in July 2016 Love Cocoa is launched built on the same ethical principles as the original Cadbury company once was.
Love Cocoa gain first listings at Fortnum & Mason
100 years after they stocked the original Cadbury products.
Love Cocoa plants 500,000 trees in North Cameroon
Working with farmers in Kenya to plant one tree for every product sold Love Cocoa carries out its promise to ensure ethical and sustainable business practices.