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Our passion

  • We are passionate about chocolate

  • Changing lives through chocolate


Our passion is to make the world a better place through the
mouth-watering magic of chocolate.

We are a family-run business based in York that aims to make a difference, both through our ethical business practices and our exceptional range of divine chocolate treats.
If you’d like to find out what makes us tick, check out the links below that explain our CORE VALUES.

By living out these values, we endeavour to make a difference:

Our Colombian partnership

After visiting Colombia in 2014 Linda was very taken with the people of the Huila region and the values of this community of cocoa farmers.

We jumped at the opportunity to partner with the ASOPECA co-operative and have helped the farmers buy a piece of land.

Our investment in this co-operative has progressed with the building of a fermentation system so the farmers can bring wet cacao beans to be fermented properly, thus increasing the quality of the bean and attracting a better price to enable a more sustainable business.

So every time one of us enjoys a Choc affair moment or treats a loved one to a Choc affair gift, we’re investing in the future of a community in Colombia. What more excuse do we need to indulge our passion for chocolate?!


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Uganda

After a trip to Uganda, we fell in love with the country and its people and came home determined to do what we could to empower them to succeed.

We facilitate the sponsorership of 30 children in the Kumi township in North Eastern Uganda. As well as each young person being taught to read and write, the programme helps them to see where their strengths are in order to facilitate a holistic approach to their education plan.

The sponsorship also includes providing meals, uniforms and other essential items, as well as responding to individual and community needs as they arise.

Our long term vision includes sponsoring an orphanage and creating sustainable initiatives to encourage financial independence. So every time you treat yourself or a loved one here in the UK to anything from our chocolate range, you know you’re helping a child in Uganda to thrive


Locally

At Choc-affair we aim to be an inclusive and ethical employer, valuing equality and diversity in the workplace, and as part of this policy we are building partnerships with organisations to offer work placements in a safe and encouraging environment.

The aim is to offer the opportunity to develop real work life skills that will help individuals overcome the barriers to employment.

Over the years we have operated this policy on an informal basis, and have given employment opportunities to young offenders, young people leaving care and probation service users. This year we have sought to adopt a more formalised and intentional policy.

Employment opportunities are difficult for these groups but statistics show that gainful employment reduces re-offending rates. We aim to encourage positive change by providing a disciplined and nurturing environment.

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Nationally

As a small British company, we are proud of our heritage. We support other British businesses by sourcing our packaging and ingredients within the UK wherever possible and by doing all we can to contribute to our local economy.
Our hamper boxes are made by hand just 3 miles away, and our postal boxes are made just down the road, by a family firm using traditional methods. Our gift boxes are produced by an established, family business in the UK and all our design and print work is created within 2 miles of our factory.



SOWING SEEDS OF HOPE IN KUMI, UGANDA

Transforming lives and offering a sustainable future

Find out more on the Seeds of Hope Uganda website



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