Saturday, 18 April 2009

Food: Divine Chocolate

“Divine Chocolate Ltd is co-owned by Kuapa Kokoo – a smallholder cocoa farmers’ cooperative with 45000 members in Ghana. Kuapa Kokoo has two representatives on Divine’s Board which meets four times a year, once in Ghana. The decision to launch the first Fairtrade chocolate company in the UK was made at the Kuapa Kokoo AGM in 1997. With the help of NGO Twin Trading, and Body Shop International, plus the support of Comic Relief and Christian Aid, and DFID, Divine Chocolate Ltd (formerly The Day Chocolate Company) was launched in UK in 1998. In 2006 Body Shop international transferred its entire interest in Divine Chocolate to Kuapa Kokoo, making the co-operative the single largest shareholder with 45%. Today the balance is held by NGO Twin Trading (43%), and by Dutch international development finance institution Oikocredit (12%).” Divine Chocolate

If you didn't known that the good people at, Divine Chocolate use only chocolate from, Kuapa Kokoo, a farm in Ghana -you know now. So, next time you take a chocolate break -make it a Divine break. Available nationwide, from all good supermarkets.


  1. Hi Okomfo - thank you for loving Divine. It's great when Ghanaians here in UK pick up on the Divine story. Have you ever met the Kuapa farmers when they come over here for Fairtrade Fortnight each year? Do you think there's a community of Ghanaians here that would like to hear about Divine? Any thoughts on how best to reach them would be really appreciated. Also your feedback on our website and our blog ( would be great to. NB see you're linked up with Sika - we think she is great too.

  2. Charlotte JB
    Please can you send me your email address -to & lets discus Divine...
    Paulina Opoku-Gyimah