taza choclate logoTaza are manufacturers of stone ground organic chocolate products. They grind organic cacao beans into unrefined, minimally processed chocolate. This gives a bolder flavor and texture, than other types of chocolate using different types of cacao bean refining techniques.

The company have Direct Trade with the cacao bean growers. Taza partner only with cacao producers who respect the rights of workers and the environment. I look at this as fair trade, but withought the middle men, which means that the growers get paid above the normal fair trade rate for their beans. Taza are the first to do this and have created the chocolate industry’s first third-party certified Direct Trade cacao sourcing program. This is independently verified each year by a USDA-accredited organic certifier.

Their chocolate products are certified USDA Organic, Direct Trade, Gluten Free and Kosher Pareve, and Non-GMO Project Verified. It is also dairy free, soy free, and vegan.

Ingredients are simply organic cacao beans and organic cane sugar.

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