our commitment to honest chocolate
100% sustainably sourced cacao
UTZ (now part of the Rainforest Alliance) is the world's leading programme for sustainably grown cacao. The UTZ label stands for more sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families, and our planet. The UTZ certification program enables farmers to use better farming methods, grow better crops, and generate more income. They learn how to improve working conditions, adapt to climate change, and protect the environment.
We invest in our own cacao farm
Our own plantation is located in in the Guayaquil region of Ecuador in South America. This location offers the ideal conditions for growing cacao trees. The combination of the favourable climate, the perfect soil and the expertise of our local farmers guarantees the superior quality of our chocolate. The cacao farmers are true masters of the fermentation process, which releases the characteristic aromas of the cacao beans to perfection so that we can enjoy chocolate with a unique, distinctive and rich flavour.
The number of cacao trees on our plantation
The average number of cacao trees per hectare
The average number of beans in a cacao pod
The number of cacao beans needed to produce 100 g of chocolate with 70% cacao
from bean to praline
The beans of the cacao tree have a naturally bitter taste and must first pass through several stages in order to develop the perfect flavour.
100% natural ingredients
Our buyers carefully select all the ingredients, flavourings and colourings that go into a Neuhaus praline. They choose the best farmers and craftsmen from around the world to ensure that every Neuhaus product is, without exception, 100% natural and guarantees a symphony of flavours and textures.
our commitment for the future
When selecting our ingredients and packaging, we always make conscious choices. We strive to use these choices to contribute to a sustainable future. This objective is of great importance to us and it is an ongoing process, which never ends.