At the Schoggifestival ehrundredlich, we support to our best knowledge and conscience those companies that convince us with their social and ecological responsibility, but also with their products: social entrepreneurs, bean-to-bar companies, direct trade organisations, but also start-ups that attach great importance to the authentic character of their chocolate, pioneers in empowerment and trading companies that economically combine social and ecological values and build sustainable supply chains for chocolate – an honest generation of cocoa and chocolate companies.
The NGOs and the research that belong to this area with critical and innovative ideas are also welcome.
Participating in the Schoggimarkt 2023:
BILLY & BUGGA
Quality, Innovation and Passion are the main drivers of Billy&Buggas Handcraftet Chocolates. Only the cleanest ingredients in the world with the highest quality are used to produce the most creative produts on the market with passion and enthusiasm.
They are looking for wonderful organic cocoa from fair and transparent value chains. In their factory, they process the cocoa themselves from the bean to the finished bar, creating a chocolate full of character that lets you experience the cocoa, the variety, the terroir.
They attach great importance to sustainable and transparent chocolate production with a focus on the aroma of the individual bean and its origin. It is important to them that they support small-scale producers.
CHOCOLATS DU MONDE
Chocolats du Monde believes that the uniqueness of chocolate is a fine blend of terroir, cocoa and craftsmanship. When selecting bean-to-bar chocolate, they are guided by three carefully selected criteria: Higher and stable pay for cocoa farmers, sustainable farming systems that respect the land, and unique flavors.
Creating special taste experiences is her passion. Kürzi Kakao is an exclusive chocolate manufacturer in Zurich and produces chocolate - from the beans to the bar (bean to bar). All its ingredients are pure vegan and meet the highest quality and ethical standards.
They bring world-class chocolate and at the same time increase Africa's share of value added in the chocolate industry. In doing so, they have shifted production directly to Ghana, which increases the social impact compared to simply exporting the beans.
Claro has been actively shaping fair trade since 1977. Food, textiles and handicrafts are produced by its long-term trading partners in a socially and ecologically sustainable manner and in high quality.
For their Bean to bar line they only use beans from one farm at a time. Only in this way is it possible to take you on a sensory journey. They also know the farmer and the farm and are therefore sure that the beans come from a sustainable and fair project.
Up Development trains people in social entrepreneurship and organic farming in its vocational training centers. This generates higher incomes, makes farming methods more sustainable and ecological, and thus also has a positive impact on nature.
Quimbaya is a socially committed company that brings premium bean-to-bar chocolate to Switzerland. All production and value creation takes place in the area of origin of the cacao tree to support Colombian smallholder families and young local women entrepreneurs. The ecological packaging made of sugar cane fibers represents the cultural diversity and biodiversity of the country. An indulgence that does good.
Schoggi Bamert is produced by Ca-Fee Car in Böbikon. The fructose-, lactose- and gluten-free products are made with the best organic ingredients and fine cocoa from the Urabamba Valley. The result is the finest chocolate and help for self-help for smallholder families in Peru through the association "Frederic - Help for Peru".
CriolloQuetzal's chocolate experts travel the world in search of the best tree-to-bar and bean-to-bar chocolate, made on-site in cocoa-producing countries by the best local chocolatiers.
gebana is a pioneer for fair trade and has a clear vision: to change the rules of trade in favor of farming families, the local economy and the environment. Especially in cocoa cultivation, the social and ecological problems are striking. By working directly with the producers in Togo and allowing them to share in the profits, gebana is breaking new ground towards a living income for the farming families.
The chocolate in Schoggibar's Tree-to-Bar collection is produced locally in Ecuador. Part of the production process is the exceptional maturation of the cocoa mass in oak barrels. Schoggibar and its partners compensate the cocoa growers directly and with the highest prices, they are committed to a sustainable economy, advocate for sound environmental ideology and respect social fairness.
They are on a mission together, to taste the rare and preserve it. They venture into remote rainforests to bring you the world’s rarest cacaos and together transform the culture of chocolate, food and luxury. Together we can preserve nature in all its rarity.
At the heart of this unique chocolate is a desire to give meaning to the work of cocoa farming and to provide personal and direct recognition to our farmers. By sponsoring cacao trees, Treegether establishes a direct trade relationship from which the cacao farmers benefit. The result is not only a chocolate with exceptional taste, but also a chocolate that makes sense because you know the men and women who harvested the cacao for it.
The Food Sensory Research Group from the Institute for Food and Beverage Innovation presents its flavor kit for chocolate.
Schöki wants really fair chocolate. Chocolate that is produced without poverty and child labor. They guarantee cocoa producers a living-income cocoa price and rely on agroforestry. With the SusChain initiative, they create transparency in their supply chains. Schöki leads the way and motivates third parties to do the same
Koa recycles the pulp of the cocoa pod. In this way, the Swiss-Ghanaian startup reduces food waste by 40% and increases the income of small farmers in Ghana. New jobs further boost local value creation and, at the same time, the cocoa fruit juice is a product that not only tastes good, but also does good.
Chocolate bars and chocolates with unique flavors deserve to be handled with care. We look carefully where our ingredients come from. We use almost exclusively the unique Bolivian wild cacao from the Baures region. Our supplier works directly with the Chima people who collect the cacao. The Nala wooden boxes made of Swiss ash wood are produced in a workshop with protected workplaces.
PLATFORM FOR COCOA
The Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa brings together stakeholders from the cocoa and chocolate industry, the public sector, non-governmental organizations and research institutes. The members of the Cocoa Platform are jointly and actively committed to improving the living conditions of cocoa farmers, protecting natural resources and promoting biodiversity in cocoa-producing countries.
Public Eye takes action where business and politics put human rights at risk. With courageous research, sharp analyses and strong campaigns, the organization campaigns for a Switzerland that acts responsibly worldwide. At the Schoggifestival, the Public Eye regional groups Winterthur and Aargau are on site.
Founded by François-Xavier Mousin and Caroline Buechler, ORFÈVE is a cacao and chocolate Manufacture based in Geneva, mastering every stage of chocolate production from bean to bar. ORFÈVE sources its fine cacao and all of its raw materials from the noblest terroirs in the world, according to the principles of sustainable development with regard to people as well as the natural environment. ORFÈVE produces 100% origin and vintage tablets in order to highlight the rarest and most precious cacao varieties. True to ancient practices, the production methods are all artisanal and gentle in order to maintain the nobility and originality of the cacao. The result is Swiss chocolate distinguished by its purity and authenticity.
Choba Choba has developed an alternative to the classic chocolate shop business: The cocoa farmers from Peru are co-owners of the company. For its chocolates, Choba Choba uses only fine cocoa from its own production in the Alto Huayabamba Valley in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. This magical micro-terroir lies at the heart of the origin of the cacao plant and is ideally suited for the production of high quality cacao. Choba Choba controls the quality of its chocolate from the seedling onwards, taking great care to ensure that the cacao is harvested at the right time and fermented and dried with great care.
Amada Selva is a Peruvian family, offers organic Ceremonial Cacao from the protected jungle of Chazuta, San Martin, Peru. Its mission is to revindicate Cacao as a nutritious food and to value the work of the people who take care of the land. Sharing Cacao ceremonies to awaken connection to earth & nature.
CACAO AMOR BY JUST BE
CACAOAMOR is all about the love for Cacao and plant medicine. From bean to bar to cup to your senses. Our drinking cacao and special chakra chocolate slabs come with beautiful stories and medicine journeys which we love to share. From indigenous Bri-Bri tribes and the center of the earth to the place of offerings, our cacao truly is special. We make unsweetened ceremonial grade cacao with many superfoods, that is used in cacao ceremonies around the world. CACAOAMOR hosts cacao ceremony monthly, during which we drink cacao and practice connecting to our heart. Our drinking cacao is like coffee, but way better.
CACAO DE CORAZON
Our products should give pleasure to all. Hand-picked raw materials and solid craftsmanship are our foundation. Respect and fairness towards people and nature guide our actions. We maintain friendly relations with the producers. We select the beans on site, which cross the Atlantic by freighter to be refined into chocolate in our Appenzell factory. Value creation from heart to heart. Simply delightful - for everyone!
Additional program attributions:
The non-profit organization CABOZ Action (CA) has been implementing social projects in cocoa-growing areas in western Côte d'Ivoire since 2012. Over 1000 villagers have created local micro-enterprises with the support of savings and loan associations initiated by CA. CA also works with farming communities to reduce the risk of child labor and improve local infrastructure.
With passion and attention to detail, Natasha creates creative and delicious cakes and offers baking supplies and workshops as well as recipes to try. Last but not least, she is a Guinness World Record holder - for the largest portable cake.
The Swiss Fairy Tale Society SMG is an association of people interested in fairy tales and other folk tales. Its aim is to promote fairy tale research and to cultivate and disseminate the fairy tale heritage. The Swiss Fairy Tale Society wants to be a cultural forum for fairy tale telling with special consideration of the dialects, for lectures, interdisciplinary conferences and seminars.
In his native Ecuador, Miguel Orellana harvests "Criollo-Arriba" with his friends. This old variety of cocoa beans is only found there. The noble raw material for his chocolate is fermented and prepared for transport to Germany where it is processed into the finest chocolates and available in Miguel's webshop.
The Sustainable Agroecosystems Group at ETH Zurich has been researching sustainable cocoa farming systems for about 10 years, especially in West Africa. A new project on dynamic agroforestry systems in Ghana is currently underway. The World Food System Center at ETH Zurich supports various projects to promote sustainable cocoa cultivation and the development of sustainable value chains. A new short film shows the results of a project on dynamic agroforestry systems in Ghana.
Glenns Atole a la mexicana
Part of the Schoggifestival 2022 were: Garçoa, Kürzi Kakao, laflor, Taucherli, the small batch project, Quimbaya, cameroots, Fairafric, Billy&Bugga, Pronatec, Public Eye, Claro, Gebana, Schoggibar, Original Beans, Treegether, just Be, Choco Foil, ZHAW, Are You Veda, Koa, Cafe Noir, Discover Sake