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The Zazubean Story

Our motto is simple: "Good for the Growers, Good for the Planet, Good for You."

 

British Columbia, canada

 

53.7267° N, 127.6476° W

Our Zazubean adventure started on a pedal-powered excursion of a group of women to an island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Funny enough, the entire group managed to pack their fave chocolate to keep their energies and spirits high for the demanding journey! 

A conversation sparked surrounding quality chocolate, including a prevalent question: Could a chocolate out there swear by ethical standards, and be both healthy and crazy yummy?

After returning home from the cycling expedition, Tiz — Zazubean co-founder — inspired by the quest, began formulating an amazing high-quality chocolate with super powered ingredients. As a physiologist, Tiz was interested in pushing the boundaries of traditional chocolate to develop nutritionally dense recipes that support an active balanced lifestyle. 

Tara, fellow co-founder & serious chocophile, joined forces with her passion for social justice and expertise in sustainable business development to bring Zazubean to life! This powerhouse team had the perfect balance to create their uncompromisingly delicious, fairly traded, organic chocolate bars that are good for the planet, good for the growers and good for you!




 
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good for the growers


Choosing to help farmers and their families by ensuring fair wages and working conditions was a NO BRAINER. Zazubean stands by providing all of its hard-working producers and growers with fair and just compensation for their cacao and other ingredients via FairTrade standards. 

Zazubean's Fair For Life certification also guarantees the conservation of human rights during all stages of production — meaning our growers (including smaller-scale farmers) are provided with fair working conditions and wages to provide for their families while also benefiting surrounding communities.



good for the planet


Zazubean stand for promoting an ethical balance while striving to conserve biodiversity, foster the cycling of resources, and make certain that our chocolate would never subject itself to any GMO's or non-organic modalities throughout the entire production process. 

Our cacao beans are organically-farmed using traditional shade-grown agriculture that is pesticide-free — protecting not only the health of our growers and customers but also the surrounding species and plant life where our ingredients are grown.





good for you


We want to offer not only the best tasting chocolate, but chocolate that is good for you! You can enjoy it all whether you are on a strict gluten-free, keto, vegan and/or kosher diet. We don’t put any Junk or weird stuff into our bars, no fillers or additives - just clean, simple ingredients.

Our gourmet Superfood bars have smart ingredients to enhance the health benefits of our chocolate, while still being so delish! If you are looking for alternative healthy sweeteners in your chocolate – try our coconut blossom nectar chocolate bars- amaze!

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Organic, good-for-you chocolate.

 
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Zazubean only uses 100% organic USDA-certified ingredients, ensuring they are grown, processed and handled according to national organic standards. We are committed to creating chocolate from simple, clean ingredients and superfoods that are not only organic, but also gluten-free, soy-free, and GMO-free.

 
 

Ingredients are sourced using FairTrade standards from small farmers in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Indonesia, and Panama.

Want to know where the cacao from your bar came from?! Find out on the front of each Zazubean label!

 
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Zazubean is committed to supporting sustainable and ethical standards while being uncompromising when it comes to the quality of the ingredients we put in any of our chocolates. You can be proud to devour any selection of Zazubean’s chocolates and be assured that all ingredients are clean, nourishing, ethical and sustainable.

 
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