Mr. Popple’s Chocolate began in 2007, when Ben Popple started to hand-make the bars as a hobby in his kitchen. He began to sell his chocolate in local health and wholefood stores, farmers markets and vegan events. Since then, Mr. Popple’s has gone nationwide, and gained fans and stockists from all different corners of the UK.
Since the beginning, Mr. Popple’s Chocolate ethical and environmental principles have been at the core of everything they do. They built the business around these fundamental values and still stand by them today.
All their chocolate bars come in completely plastic-free packaging. Both the inner film and outer cardboard are plant-based and can be composted along with your kitchen waste.
Their cacao grows organically in the Amazon Rainforest farmed by a small cooperative who use these agroforestry techniques to grow the cacao within the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest in a completely sustainable way helping to protect, conserve, diversify and sustain vital environmental, human and natural resources.
By cutting out the middlemen, Mr Popple’s are able to pay the hard-working farmers a fair price and let them carry on growing their cacao in these sustainable ways. This also means that the process of growing and harvesting their organic cacao is completely slave free.
As they continue to grow, their aim is to give back more to the farmers’ communities, and to the indigenous people of the Amazon Rainforest.