Chocolate bar profits aid great ape

October 11, 2008, 11:59 am

A teenage chocolatier from Staffordshire has launched a range of brands that promises to help save an endangered great ape species from extinction.

Louis Barnett started the Chokolit collection from his parents’ kitchen when he was 14 years old.

His handmade chocolates not only contain no palm oil – which is directly linked to loss of Orang-Utans’ habitat – but with every purchase of his Orang-utan Biting Back Bar, 5p goes towards the Sumatran Orang-utan Society and 5p to Chester Zoo’s Bornean Orang-utan Conservation Programme.

The bar is 53.8% cocoa and is billed as a delicious alternative to ordinary chocolate bars.

Chokolit also promises that with every purchase of its Amur Tiger & Leopard Biting Back Bar, 10p is sent to the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance.

Louis said: "I started making chocolate cakes for my family when I was 11. I am now 16 and have produced some really unique chocolate products including our Champagne Flute which doesn’t melt in your hand when filled with a cool drink.

"We use no palm oil in our chocolate and we hope the flavours and products in the collection reflect the love and dedication we have put into them and are enjoyed by all."

Copyright © PA Business 2008


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