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Funky Chocolat was created to raise money to help Animals Globally, not only by being a POF (palm oil free) Vegan product but by distributing the money made from the sale of them to organisations within Australia & around the world who make the world a better place for ANIMALS
When I first became Vegan the hardest thing for me to refrain from was chocolate. I had never been a big lover of dark chocolate so although there were a few bars of that in the marketplace I was still not satisfied. Many chocolates also contain palm oil which does not fit my life, lifestyle & ethics either. I also raise money for animals, women & children so my idea was to combine my desire for a gourmet white vegan chocolate and my fundraising. So there was the challenge ... to create an exquisite Vegan & POF (palm oil free) flavoured white chocolate which filled the gap and that could bring in much needed funds to help animals.
In 2010 we started experimenting with good quality ingredients and in 2011 we made a few successful variations which we started trying on our friends. Then towards the end of 2011 we started selling them to raise money for animals and they were very popular so we went back to the drawing board to carefully plan and implement a brand of yummy Vegan & POF chocolates which could be sold online, at festivals & in shops.
We have tried to keep the ingredients to a minimum but it is no mean feat to create a Vegan & Palm Oil Free gourmet white chocolat without quite a few ingredients. Please see each individual product for ingredient lists.
At this point in time 100% of the profits goes towards helping animals, women & children globally. Please see http://www.withcompassion.com.au/ for details of who we donate to.
All product lines are Vegan, POF (palm oil free), lactose free, dairy free, handmade and use only natural allergy free colourings if any and have no preservatives. Most are gluten free also but please read each list of ingredients on each product page if in doubt. Many of our ingredients are also organic but because they are not all organic we cant say the product is organic. About 70% of the ingredients are raw but again not 100% so we can't say they are raw either.
So when eating our chocolat you can be sure that no animal has suffered in it's creation and we have tried to tread as gently on the earth as possible. The gift lines are packaged in eco friendly boxes. Our uncoated box packaging & shred is made from SFI paper & contains no chemicals. SFI stands for Sustainable Forestry Initiative which means that no virgin rainforest was destroyed in it’s manufacture and that the paper was sourced from a plantation adhering to the SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiatives ) guidelines.
The printer who we chose for our box stickers are conscious of the environment & reuse, recycle and renew wherever they can to help reduce their footprint & maintain the planet’s sustainability
Our plastic hang bags are not eco but are the safest and most hygenic way to pack the everyday eating chocs for display. We are doing more research to try to find more eco friendly hand sell plastic bags so if you know of any please let us know.
We hope you will become regular customers of Funky Chocolat & enjoy our unique selection, yummy tastes & funky designs & help us to help ANIMALS Worldwide