CHOC CHICK - Galia Orme

Updated: Jul 15


The finest raw, organic cacao - sourced from South America. We are incredibly proud of the organic cacao we source. CHOC Chick is one of the only businesses in the UK to import directly from cooperatives in Ecuador and Peru. Our CHOC Founder, Galia Orme, has visited cocoa plantations to source the finest sustainable, single origin cacao used in all CHOC Chick ingredients and product. Available from Holland & Barrett, ASDA, WHOLEFOODS Supermarket, Amazon and direct from our website.



🧭ALREADY PIONEERING THE FIELD

💡 CHOC CHICK AT A GLANCE

We're proud of the organic cacao we source. CHOC Chick is one of the only businesses in the UK to import directly from cooperatives in Ecuador. Our CHOC Founder, Galia Orme, has visited cooperatives and cocoa plantations to source the finest sustainable, single origin cacao used in all CHOC Chick ingredients and product. We chose the delicious, single origin Nacional Arriba Fino de Aroma bean, as it's renowned for its floral and fruity notes. This bean has existed in Ecuador since Incan, Aztec and Mayan times. It’s also the national bean of Ecuador — and by only sourcing Nacional cacao, we're contributing to the continued existence and sustainability of this noble cocoa bean.


We work with cooperatives of family farms that have been growing cacao for generations. Our cacao farmers are masters in the growing, fermentation and drying of the cocoa bean to ensure the quality, taste and safety of CHOC Chick cacao. Our beans are minimally processed to retain the natural goodness and all batches undergo microbiological testing to ensure they are completely free of harmful bacteria.

🎙️ FOUNDER'S STORY: GALIA ORME

I love chocolate! It's always been a big part of my life, and some of my earliest childhood memories are of making and eating chocolate as a child in South America.

I resolved to set up CHOC Chick to promote the pure goodness of chocolate in its raw state and bring the delights and benefits of raw chocolate to everyone. I must also confess: I never spent a lot of time in the kitchen. As a working mum, cooking was more of a chore and never a relaxing experience for me. What really surprised me was how simple and enjoyable making raw chocolate was, and how much I enjoyed experimenting and thinking of new ingredients to add. The more I read about the benefits and properties of raw cacao, the more amazed I was that cacao ingredients weren’t a household staple and a healthy alternative for baking, frying, cooking, hot cocoa, smoothies and chocolate making… the applications were endless. I started making large quantities of chocolates for my family, friends, dinner parties, school fairs and any occasion I could find. Sunday mornings in our household became infused with the smells of melting cocoa butter and chocolate powder. To this day, my daughters adore helping me make (and of course eat!) the chocolates. This rediscovery was too good to keep to myself and my circle of friends, so I resolved to spread the word and make easy-to-use raw chocolate kits available to others. And so the first CHOC Chick Kit was born. My lovely company has grown fantastically (or should I say CHOCtastically) since the online shop went live in 2009. We're now stocked in many wonderful retailers and stockists throughout the UK and Europe (Holland & Barrett, Whole Foods Market, John Lewis Food Halls, Harvey Nichols, Ocado, Planet Organic and Infinity Foods, to name a few!).


🎯 POSITIVE IMPACT


50 000 10 000 tons

farmers impacted of ethical cacao


10 000£ 250

redistributed to local communities employees


🌍 POSITIVE COMMITMENTS


CLIMATE POSITIVE: Reaching Net Zero & Beyond by 2030


NET POSITIVE IMPACT: Leading a solutions economy. Protecting Biodiversity.


PLASTIC-FREE: Using biodegradable & home compostable.


SLAVERY-FREE: Protecting children & defending Human Rights.


EMPOWERED TEAMS: Putting people, diversity & wellbeing at the centre.


FAIR TAX: Paying our fair share & being transparent.

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