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I will freely admit I am ever so slightly addicted to dark chocolate. There is plenty to choose from these days, but I usually look out for three brands: Green & Black's, Seeds of Change and Divine.
All three are gorgeous high quality chocolates, but can differ in price. Last time I checked, Green & Black's was £1.87, Seeds of Change £1.99 and Divine just £1.27 at Waitrose. So in the name of money-saving, it's Divine that usually finds its way into the shopping basket. In fact earlier this year it was on sale at Tesco priced at 42p. Yes, 42 pence! Needless to say I bought the lot! However, the price alone is not the main reason I buy Divine chocolate.
They named it divine for a reason. It truly tastes heavenly, it looks and feels like a luxury chocolate, wrapped in golden foil, with a minimum 70% cocoa and 99% ingredients Fairtrade certified. It is made using cocoa beans from Kuapa Kokoo, which is a co-operative of smallholder farmers in Ghana. Buying Divine ensures those farmers a fair amount of profit from the sales, which they can then invest back into their communities, to build schools, healthcare facilities, improve their drinking water, etc.
Divine chocolate packaging looks very distinctive and original, and this dark variety has a black paper wrapping with various gold symbols illustrated on it. They are traditional West African Adinkra symbols, each with their own special meaning, for example Family & Solidarity, Wisdom & Creativity and so on. You can find out more on the website www.divinechocolate.com.
For those of you who like to look at the numbers on the back, a 100g bar contains 6.7g protein, 27.6g carbohydrate of which 27g is sugar, 46.3g fat of which 29.2 are saturates, 10.7g fibre and 575kcal / 2382kJ energy. Altogether it makes 100g of pure happines.
I can't recommend it enough, if you are a chololate lover and you have not given it a chance, you are missing out!