Commitment makes treats sweeter
CHOCOLATE is good for your soul and now, thanks to San Churro East Victoria Park, it is also good for developing countries.
While the company is famous for providing customers with a selection of delicious chocolate treats, San Churro has now taken on a socially conscious agenda with the introduction of Fairtrade certified cocoa.
Local franchise in East Victoria Park is set to be one of the front-runners in the nation to commit to purchase cocoa under the new Fairtrade Cocoa Program.
San Churro East Victoria Park owner Fred Chew said he was thrilled his business now support- ed the Fairtrade Cocoa program.
“As a local business, we’re all about providing the best chocolate indulgences and service in the most delightful way to our local community,” Mr Chew said.
“Knowing that our support is helping to improve the lives of cocoa farmers and their communities around the world enhances the indulgence even further.”
Under the new program around 70 per cent of the dark, milk and white chocolate menu items served at the East Victoria Park franchise are now being created using the Fairtrade cocoa.
Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand chief executive Molly Hariss Olson said it was fantastic to see San Churro leading the way as the first chocolate café chain in Australia to serve desserts made using Fairtrade certified cocoa.
“Currently 90 per cent of the world’s cocoa is grown on smallscale family farms but only 1.2 per cent is sold on Fairtrade terms. Fairtrade is all about doing business better and fairer,” she said.