Written by Katie Occhipinti
nicobella organics evolved out of the founder’s love and passion for whole, natural and healthy foods. What’s this got to do with chocolate?
Although our business is chocolate, nicobella organics strives to do more than deliver you a sweet treat. Our greater mission is to spread our passion for healthy living, support the community and conduct ourselves in an environmentally responsible way. Chocolate happens to be the best vehicle, don’t you think?
Here is our promise to you…
- We love animals. We DO NOT use any animal ingredients. We donate 5% of our sales to our favorite animal organizations (Mercy for Animals, The Gentle Barn, Noah’s Ark of Locust Grove, GA and The Humane Society of the United States). In addition, we donate any left over chocolates that have not been sold to these and other organizations to be used in auctions, which helps to raise money for animals in need. Don’t be surprised to see us working at a local dog adoption event!
- We love the earth. We use packaging that is FSC (Forrest Stewardship Council) certified, which means that the wood used for our packaging was harvested from sustainably-managed forests. Our bags of munch are made with recyclable material. We take extra care to use as little packaging supplies as possible and use recyclable kraft paper to protect the packaging. To protect the chocolate while in transit, we fill the extra space in the box with either kraft paper or vegetable-based fillers that can be dissolved in water or used again. Since you will receive a receipt via email we do not automatically send a paper receipt.
- We love farmers. Our truffles are made with Theo Chocolate, which is Fair for Life, assuring fair market prices to cacao farmers. Our munch is made by our friends at Kallari Chocolate, a community-owned co-op in Ecuador.
- We love our chocolate. We honor the cocoa bean by being extra careful with what we add to our chocolate. No flavorings, additives, processed sugars or sugar alcohols are used in our confections. You will not find any added oils or soy lecithin in our chocolate. Our ingredients are grown without the use of conventional pesticides and artificial fertilizers, free from contamination by human or industrial waste and processed without ionizing radiation or food additives. Every ingredient is chosen not only based on taste but also its nutritional profile. Our whole, natural ingredients are some of the healthiest foods in the world: almonds, berries, coconut, basil, flax, ginger, green tea, pumpkin, chai, walnut, banana.
Keep in mind that when you choose nicobella organics you are doing much more than choosing a chocolate, you are choosing a philosophy and lifestyle. Help us share our mission with others (it may be easier to share our message than our chocolate!).
Big thanks to Katie Occhipinti for recognizing and summarizing nicobella's mission!