from engineers to chocolatiers
We, Mathias, Thomas and Chris, were fully on course with the prospect of a well-paid engineering job. Until shortly before we graduated we sat in the library and wondered why there was nothing out there for the hunger in between but sugared, artificial or tastelessly boring snacks. Mathias had received a chocolate do-it-yourself set as a present at the same time and came up with a strange idea. Instead of mixing cocoa with sugar and milk powder (as is done in the industry), he added (as a nutritional freak does) tons of hemp seeds and saved a lot of sugar. The idea of a healthy chocolate bar was born. While we were developing the product for ourselves and our friends in the shared kitchen, we never dreamed that one day we would use it to change the world. But as the first bars rolled off the production line in our own factory, the question became louder and louder within us as to what we were doing it for and why. Right from the start we were looking for sustainable approaches in all areas; we focused on organic ingredients from the very beginning and looked for plastic-free packaging solutions.
But all in all our ecological balance was still negative - we took more from our planet than we gave back. Driven by the advancing climate crisis and inspired by the green search engine Ecosia, the idea was born to use our product, which potentially goes through the checkout a thousand times a day, as a lever for change. Since then, we've been planting a tree for every verkauﬅe product.
In the meantime we are close to breaking the 1 million tree mark and are working on creating a global lighthouse project for sustainable consumption. Our goal: plastic-free shelves by 2030 - 1 billion trees planted and a global movement for less sugar and plant-based nutrition. We are happy to have you with us.