This spring, Divine Chocolate has launched a new Dark Chocolate, Raisin and Almond block.

A ‘sophisticated take on the classic fruit and nut bar’, the product includes Fairtrade certified dark chocolate, raisins and chopped almonds. The 100g block carries an rrp of £2.19.

The cocoa beans used in Divine chocolate are produced by the farmers of Kuapa Kokoo, a co-operative of over 80,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana who co-own the Divine company. As a result they benefit not only from the Fairtrade premium on the sale of their beans, but also receive a 44% share of Divine’s distributed profits leading to more economic stability, as well as the increased influence in the cocoa industry company-ownership brings.

The blocks also include Fairtrade almonds grown by Pakistani farmers whose nut trees are irrigated by glacial meltwater from the Himalayan Mountains. All Divine’s chocolate is sweetened with sugar from Kasinthula, a Malawian Fairtrade co-operative and flavoured with vanilla from Fairtrade farmers in Madagascar.