Since I’ve made several blog entries about the link between chocolate and human slavery, I thought it only fair to give a few suggestions for chocolate products that can be enjoyed without harming others. After all, we want to support ethical companies as well as withdraw our support from unethical ones.
ZenSoy chocolate pudding cups are absolutely delicious. They taste extremely rich, creamy and decadent, and (so far)they’re the only vegan chocolate pudding I’ve been able to find that uses organic cocoa. That means that no (human) slaves were harmed to make them. The recyclable cardboard packaging for the cups show the pudding to be certified vegan, USDA Organic, and (U) Parve. The small plastic cups are perfect for packing in your lunchbox. I’m highly addicted to them.
ZenSoy Soy on the go Chocolate soymilk is great when you’re out and feeling like a little kid. For anyone out there who ever drank Yoo-hoo Chocolate Drink , its sort of like that. Except, of course, without the dairy. They come in a cute little container with an expandable straw that you “punch” into the top. The product also sports the official certified vegan logo and a certified organic logo.
ZenSoy specializes in soymilks and soy based puddings. Unfortunately, they were started by a dairy company, and there is a somewhat cutesy (though idiotic imo) remark on their website about how the cows don’t mind them starting a soy company. Also, its a little oxymoronic imo to have disposable packaging on vegan products, but let that go. The company, ZenSoy itself, only produces vegan products. Their chocolate products use only organic cocoa, which makes them (human) slave free as well. Those are things I definitely want to support, and I would urge everyone else to do the same.
ZenSoy products are found in many of the major chain grocery stores (such as Giant Eagle) as well as your local Health Food Stores or over the internet. Also, many grocers will special order products if you ask them.
*For more info about the link between chocolate and slavery please check out my previous blog entries linked below.