Top 8 Fairtrade Vegan Chocolate Bars From Canada

Top 8 fairtrade vegan chocolate bars from Canada

We know good Fairtrade vegan chocolate bars can be hard to find…So with May being Fairtrade month and World Fairtrade Day coming up on May 13th, we’ve rounded up our favorite Canadian chocolate bars from companies that focus on fair and good quality ingredients to make vegan chocolate bars that you won’t be able to resist.

By choosing Fairtrade chocolate, you’ll make sure to avoid contributing to such uncomfortable truths such as forced child labor, dangerous working conditions and disrespectfully-low wages that are so prevalent in today’s chocolate-obsessed world.

Choose Fairtrade, so the calories are the only thing you need to feel guilty about when eating chocolate.

From small Canadian chocolatiers handcrafting each batch to large Fairtrade leaders making vegan chocolate around the clock, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. ‘Cause let’s be honest, just because it’s getting warmer outside doesn’t mean we will eat any less chocolate…

1| ChocoSol Traders

  |  From Toronto, ON
  |  Use direct trade cocoa
  |  100% vegan chocolate selection
  |  Make stone ground chocolate bars

ChocoSol is an artisanal chocolate maker from Toronto with a broader mission. They’re a social enterprise and a learning community. What that means is, that they don’t just exist to make a profit but to use their profit for the greater good. They have direct trade relationships with their cocoa growers that go beyond Fairtrade and organic in both growing conditions and in pricing.

ChocoSol uses a unique blend of cacao varieties from indigenous communities in Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. All of their chocolate bars are stone-ground in their own facility. Moreover, all of their chocolates are vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free.

2| Zimt Chocolates

  |  From Vancouver, BC
  |  Use Fairtrade cocoa
  |  100% vegan chocolate selection
  |  Make raw chocolate bars

One of our favorite chocolate brands! From humble beginnings in their home kitchen in Vancouver to stints at the local church and a vegan cupcake shop, Zimt Chocolate has come a long way. Today they make raw chocolates with pure ingredients. Their beautiful white wrapping represents exactly that.

All of their ingredients are certified organic and they don’t use any refined sugars. Instead, they sweeten their chocolates with coconut sugar and nectar, Zimt uses Fairtrade cacao from Ecuador and Peru for their raw chocolate bars. Both chocolate suppliers are committed to making sure that those who harvest and process the cacao are treated with respect and receive a fair paycheck. On top of that, Zimt donates 1% of their sales proceeds to help those in need.

3 | Giddy Yoyo

Giddy Yoyo Vegan Chocolate bars

|  From Orangeville, ON
|  Use fair & direct trade cocoa
|  100% vegan chocolate selection
|  Make raw chocolate bars

While the chocolate wrappers and the whacky name might remind some of us of hippie foods from days gone by, what’s on the inside of those wrappers does not disappoint. With more than 15 vegan chocolate bars to choose from, Giddy Yoyo has one of the biggest vegan selections of Canadian chocolate bars.

Many of their raw chocolate bars feature exotic ingredients such as ginger, cardamom or chai spice that you won’t find in your average dark chocolate bar. Gluten-free, nut free, dairy-free, soy free and refined sugar-free, they’re also suitable for people with food allergies and intolerances. Thumbs up!

4 | Soul Chocolate

Soul Chocolate Vegan Chocolate bars

|  From Toronto, ON
|  Use direct trade cocoa
|  100% vegan chocolate selection
|  Single origin chocolate bars

These trendy looking chocolate bars from Toronto don’t disappoint. Soul Chocolate focuses on highlighting the cacao in all its glory with each bar made of beans from a single origin. Each cacao bean has a unique flavor profile that you can discover one bite at a time. And each wrapper is inspired by the cacao bean’s home country.

As their chocolates only consist of cacao beans and organic cane sugar, they’re as pure as it gets. The cacao beans are sourced directly with the promise of offering fair prices for the farmers.

5 | Camino

Camino vegan chocolate bars  |  From Ottawa-Gatineau, ON
  |  Use Fairtrade cocoa
  |  Vegan & non-vegan chocolate selection
  |  Make ‘regular’ chocolate bars

Camino is a true pioneer in the Fairtrade industry who has started out in 1999. The Canadian Co-operative is based out of Ottawa-Gatineau and co-owned by their employees. Besides chocolate bars, they also offer things such as Fairtrade coffee, sugar, and coconut.

All their chocolate bars are made from certified Fairtrade and organic ingredients sourced from small-scale family farmers. Their selection includes vegan and non-vegan chocolate bars so make sure to check the ingredient list.

6 | PASCHA Chocolate

PASCHA Vegan Chocolate bars  |  From Toronto, ON
  |  Use Fairtrade cocoa
  |  100% vegan chocolate selection
  |  Make ‘regular’ chocolate bars

PASCHA Chocolate has amazingly pretty wrappers and an amazing commitment to doing things right. Based out of Toronto, their full chocolate line up is all-vegan. What’s really exciting is that they’re soon launching a milk chocolate line made with rice milk, so vegans can finally indulge in some milk chocolate again.

PASCHA Chocolate uses certified Fairtrade and organic ingredients.Their chocolate bars are free from peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn and carrageenan (a common emulsifier). They’re also a fellow member of 1% for the Planet. Hooray!

7 | Theobroma Chocolat

  |  From Quebec, QC
  |  Use Fairtrade cocoa
  |  Vegan & non-vegan chocolate selection
  |  Make ‘regular’ chocolate bars

Theobroma Chocolat is a French chocolate brand from Quebec City with a sizable selection of vegan chocolate bars. They use Fairtrade ingredients to make pure and natural gluten-free chocolates. And they take organic seriously. They own Ecocert’s first organic processing plant in Canada.

We also like that their chocolate bars come in a smaller ‘stick’ format which is easy to take with you and allows you to try more of their yummy flavors.

8 | Zazubean

Zazubean vegan chocolate bars

  |  From Vancouver, BC
  |  Use Fairtrade cocoa
  |  Vegan & non-vegan chocolate selection
  |  Make ‘regular’ chocolate bars

Two girls from Vancouver started Zazubean more than 10 years ago. Today Zazubean makes organic superfood chocolates that highlight ingredients such as yerba mate, maca or acai. Their colorful packaging and cheeky chocolate names are sure to grab your attention when you’re out hunting for treats.

All of Zazubean’s chocolate is dark, certified organic and certified Fairtrade, ensuring that all people connected to the product have been treated with dignity and respect. About half their chocolates are vegan, so make sure to check the ingredients before buying.

14 thoughts on “Top 8 Fairtrade Vegan Chocolate Bars From Canada

  1. Mei says:

    Wow this is a good read. I have never thought of organic vegan chocolates. I needed this. Thank you for making this a click away. Thank you

  2. Made Adayasa says:

    I am not a vegan , I eat everything hehehe … But I love to read your article . I love chocolate and never heard Chocolate vegan . I should try to find one .

    Best regards
    Made , Bali Island

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