About Seed & Bean


Seed and Bean Chocolate: Ethical, Sustainable, and Innovative

Seed and Bean Chocolate stands as a testament to what happens when passion for exceptional flavours meets a commitment to ethical and sustainable practices. Our journey is one marked by a relentless pursuit of quality, innovative flavour combinations, and a dedication to the environment and communities that support our craft. In an industry often marred by ethical compromises, Seed and Bean Chocolate offers a refreshing and necessary alternative. Here, we delve into what makes Seed and Bean great, from our ethical standards and sustainability efforts to our exciting range of flavours that promise an adventure in every bite.


Ethical Commitment

At Seed and Bean, ethics aren't just a part of our brand; they are the very foundation upon which we build our business. From the sourcing of raw materials to the final product, every step in our process is guided by a strong moral compass aimed at fairness, transparency, and respect.


One of the most significant aspects of our ethical commitment is our direct trade relationships with cocoa farmers. Unlike conventional trading practices that often exploit farmers, we engage in direct trade to ensure that the people who grow our cocoa are paid fair prices. All our chocolate is rubberstamped by Fairtrade practices and this not only supports the farmers and their families but also helps sustain their communities by investing in local infrastructure and development projects.


Furthermore, our chocolate is 100% organic, meaning we avoid harmful pesticides and fertilizers that can damage ecosystems and human health. By choosing organic, we ensure that our cocoa is grown in a way that respects the earth, fostering biodiversity and maintaining soil health. Our organic certification also guarantees that no genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are used in our production, aligning with our commitment to natural and sustainable practices.


Sustainability at the Core

Sustainability is not just a buzzword at Seed and Bean; it is embedded in every aspect of our operations. We understand that the future of chocolate—and indeed the planet—depends on sustainable practices today. This understanding drives us to constantly innovate and improve our sustainability initiatives.


Our packaging is a prime example of our commitment to sustainability. We use fully compostable and recyclable materials, ensuring that our packaging leaves as little impact on the environment as possible. This includes biodegradable wrappers and recyclable paperboard, which together help reduce waste and the strain on landfill sites. By choosing such materials, we aim to minimize our carbon footprint and encourage our customers to participate in our sustainability journey.



In addition to our sustainable packaging, we are also committed to reducing our carbon emissions. This involves optimizing our supply chain to minimize transportation distances and energy use. We source our ingredients as locally as possible and work with suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability. Our production processes are continually assessed and refined to improve energy efficiency and reduce waste, ensuring that every bar of Seed and Bean chocolate is as green as it is delicious.


Flavour Innovation

What truly sets Seed and Bean apart is our dedication to creating unique and exciting flavours. We believe that chocolate should be an adventure for the senses, and this philosophy is reflected in our extensive and imaginative flavour range. From classic combinations to daring innovations, our flavours are crafted to delight and surprise even the most discerning chocolate lovers.


Our flavour journey begins with the highest quality ingredients. We use the finest single orgigin cocoa beans, which are carefully roasted and processed to bring out their natural richness and complexity. To this, we add an array of natural ingredients—each chosen for their superior taste and quality. Whether it’s the zing of Sicilian lemon, the warmth of ginger, or the exotic hint of coconut and raspberry, our ingredients are sourced with the same ethical and sustainable standards as our cocoa.


One of our most popular flavours is the Cornish Sea Salt & Lime. This innovative combination brings together the creamy richness of our chocolate with the subtle crunch of Cornish sea salt and a refreshing hint of lime. The result is a perfectly balanced bar that tantalizes the taste buds and leaves you craving more.


For those who love a bit of spice, our Mandarin & Ginger flavour offers a unique twist. The gentle heat of the ginger  complements the sweetness of the mandarin and the deep, dark chocolate, creating a flavour profile that is both exciting and satisfying. It’s a perfect example of how we push the boundaries of traditional chocolate-making to create something truly special.


Another standout is our Lavender Dark Chocolate, which infuses the smooth, intense flavour of dark chocolate with the delicate floral notes of lavender. This sophisticated combination is both calming and indulgent, offering a chocolate experience that is as relaxing as it is delicious.


Awards and Recognition

Our commitment to quality, ethics, and sustainability has not gone unnoticed. Seed and Bean has been recognised with numerous awards that celebrate our achievements in these areas. We are proud recipients of Great Taste Awards, which honour the exceptional quality and flavour of our products. These accolades are a testament to the hard work and passion that goes into every bar of Seed and Bean chocolate.



Additionally, our ethical and sustainable practices have earned us certifications from respected organisations. We are proud to be certified organic by the Soil Association and to hold Fairtrade and Fair for Life certifications. These certifications provide assurance to our customers that they are choosing a product that meets the highest standards of ethical and sustainable production.