Tuck into delicious Divine Chocolate knowing it creates positive ripples of change for smallholder farmers.
This renowned global social enterprise has won awards for both its great tasting chocolate and its fair business model. Farmers own 44% of Divine Chocolate – the Kuapa Kokoo Farmers’ Union, a co-operative of around 100,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana, are shareholders in the company.
Receiving a fair share of profits from sales gives these farmers a sustainable income and empowers them to invest in their families, farms and communities. It gives them a stronger voice in the cocoa industry too.
As well as having Fairtrade, B Corp and Organic certification, Divine and Kuapa Kokoo have an ongoing commitment to gender equality, creating opportunities for female cocoa farmers to develop their skills and confidence.
Kuapa Kokoo’s motto is Pa Pa Paa, which means “best of the best” in the Ghanaian language of Twi. They take pride in producing the best quality cocoa possible, which you can taste in every bar.
Divine’s bean-to-bar approach also ensures amazing flavour. They can trace the cocoa in any of their chocolate bars back to the exact co-operative it originates from, which helps them stick to their social and ethical commitments too.
The Kuapa Kokoo co-op was first formed in the early nineties but it was in 1997 they started the journey towards investing in their own chocolate bar. In 1998, the first Divine Chocolate (then called the Day Chocolate Company) bar hit supermarket shelves.
Sophi Tranchell MBE was the first managing director and CEO until 2020. As a champion of Fairtrade and smallholder farmers, she led the company to international success.
President, Kuapa Kokoo