To create our Hot Chocolate we blend our Dark Chocolate with raw cane sugar and cocoa powder, pressed from the same cocoa beans as the chocolate, to add a little extra intensity. Add it to hot, fresh milk and enjoy the creamy froth, the rounded flavour and the bittersweet smell.
Green & Black’s was founded in London in 1991, by husband and wife, Craig Sam’s and Jo Fairley. Craig was the organic pioneer, opening Britain’s first natural food shop in 1969. Upon his quest for organic peanuts, he came across what was soon to be Green & Black’s - organic cocoa. He commissioned a sample of chocolate with 70% cocoa, real vanilla, and most importantly it was organic. The first of its kind in the UK. As a journalist, Jo knew this chocolate had to be taken to market.
Since its founding, Green & Black’s has been unswervingly committed to creating delicious chocolate that is a treat for the senses, flavours inspired by the true taste of nature – organically and sustainably sourced. Its taste made of nature.
Our organic chocolate is certified by the Fairtrade Foundation. We are proud to say that in 1994 Maya Gold was the first chocolate in the UK to be awarded the Fairtrade mark. The bar was inspired by a traditional Mayan drink of cocoa and spice from Belize. To capture the taste of the bar, we blended dark chocolate with a refreshing twist of orange, perfectly balanced by the warmth of cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of vanilla.
CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, THERE IS NO MRS GREEN OR MR BLACK. GREEN SYMBOLISES OUR COMMITMENT TO ETHICALLY SOURCED COCOA. BLACK STANDS FOR THE HIGH QUALITY AND DELICIOUS TASTE OF OUR CHOCOLATE