8 May 2012
A chocolate delivery by a carbon-neutral boat
Sustainable shipment of organic chocolate by the Grenada Chocolate Company
Care for a piece of real organic chocolate? In association with the Dutch company FairTransport, the Grenada Chocolate Company made the first ever carbon-neutral shipment. The green shipment goes by a sailboat named ‘Tres Hombres’, a trade wind-powered sailing vessel. With no engine, the boat is depending on the trade winds across the Atlantic.
The Chocolate Company, specialized in making pure organic chocolate, shipped five tons of organic chocolate from Grenada to New York City (, England, Portsmouth, and of course Amsterdam.) The first batch of chocolate and the company’s founder Matt Green, were picked up in March. Even though the exact date of arrival was depending on the trade winds, the delivery took place in early April.
Using small batches, solar energy, chemical-free cacao and in addition the green shipment, it is a company that truly cares for the environment. So it may take a while, but at the end you will have a real piece of organic delicacy, shipped by a CO2 free sailboat.
Watch the sustainable shipping of Grenada Chocolate below.