It all started back in 1991 when Craig Sams was sent a sample of dark 70% chocolate made from organic cocoa beans. His wife, environment columnist for The Times, Josephine Fairley, found the half eaten bar on Craig's desk and sampled some for herself. Soon after they set about making the world's first organic chocolate. Maya Gold was added to the range in 1994 following an unexpected meeting with a group of Mayan smallholder farmers in Belize. Craig & Jo agreed to buy the farmers' cocoa at a fair price and used the beans to create Maya Gold - based on the flavour of a traditional Mayan chocolate drink and this soon earned them the UK's first Fairtrade mark. Green & Black's is now owned by Cadbury but remains true to the original values of their business, with a focus on ethical trading practices & organic products.
Cocoa mass*, raw cane sugar*, cocoa butter*, emulsifier: soya lecithin, peppermint oil* (0.1%), vanilla extract*
Minimum cocoa solids 60%.
* = produced to organic standards. For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, please see ingredients in bold. May contain traces of milk, nuts, and gluten.
Suitable for Vegetarians
Nutritional Information per 100g/ml
Energy (kJ): 2,020
Energy (kcal): 485
Protein (g): 7.0
Carbohydrate (g): 50.7
Fat (g): 26.4
Storage and prep
Store in a cool dry place or refrigerate if you like your chocolate that little bit harder.