Take a Walk on The Boardwalk... Boardwalk Chocolates
What happens when one of your good friends is a chocolatier? You have the potential of turning into a chocolate snob. I now consider myself to belong to this elite group of lucky folks!
A few years ago I decided to attend a launch party for a company called Boardwalk Chocolates in Kensington Market in Toronto. There was a promise of some great vegan chocolates, which at the time was one unheard of. Suie Moffat, creator and owner of Boardwalk Chocolates was one of the first companies to develop milk-free artisan chocolates. I remember thinking how unassuming this lady was who made the best chocolate I've ever tasted! My favorite flavour at that time was The Contortionist (it still is), and I've taken to buying them and sharing with my special friends.
Fast forward to last week, and I was honored with an invitation to be a part of a round-table that was designed to help Siue strategize on how to grow her small, green, vegan, fair-trade, ethical and certified organic business.
All of us came together and shared ideas to one end - to figure out as a team how to get this magnificent, decadent chocolate with the rest of the world.
During this session, I learned even more about Siue and how she does business. One of the things I learned is that she not only thinks about the natural goodness and high quality of the chocolate she uses, but she also thinks about each part of the production process; from the use of biodegradable bags to the post-consumer recycled boxes that the chocolates are housed in.
In my fifteen plus years of being a conscious consumer, I have NEVER come across such a high integrity entrepreneur, nor a product that is as low impact as Boardwalk Chocolates. I will always consider her to be pioneer in her field, and hope that more people learn about her story, her products, and the great ideas and business practices that she supports.
Thank you Boardwalk Chocolates. Because of you, I don't even think of buying a conventional "chocolate bar" because now I know and love the taste of high quality and ethically-made chocolate. No matter where you are, you can order some from Ethical Ocean and indulge anytime.