Indulge and do good with Refuge Chocolate’s luxury fair trade chocolate treats, from rich hot chocolate to brownie kits.
Made with the finest Belgian chocolate, these products make a difference through a partnership with an anti-human-trafficking charity. Flourish NI is based in Northern Ireland, like Refuge, and helps survivors of modern slavery on the path to a brighter future. They develop long-term care plans and support people to overcome barriers to their recovery, whether that’s social isolation, poverty, substance misuse or anything else.
Refuge Chocolate’s signature hot chocolate is about as far as you can get from the usual instant varieties. Both the drinking chocolate blend and hot chocolate melts make for a thick and luxurious drink, especially when made with double cream. (Skip the cream and these are both vegan, fyi.)
As you’d expect from these thoughtful chocolatiers, all the ingredients that go into Refuge Chocolate’s range are ethically sourced. They’re fair trade and as waste-free as possible. It’s easy to see why the brand has won multiple awards, both for the quality of their delicious products and for their business-for-good model.
Stock your own treat cupboard with Refuge Chocolate goodies or buy gift sets for chocolate-loving friends and family.
Tara Mullan is the founder and Chief Potion Maker at Refuge Chocolate. She came up with her cocoa-fuelled biz idea as a way to raise funds for the charity she volunteered for, Flourish NI.
With an aversion to tea and coffee, Tara had become something of a hot chocolate connoisseur over the years. One cup she enjoyed in the mountains of Andorra during a skiing trip stood out in her mind as the best ever. She made it her mission to create something equally delicious and comforting, with the added feel-good factor from her charity partnership.
Refuge Chocolate launched in 2017 and Tara has been supporting Flourish through her growing range of luxury chocolate products ever since.