It’s your lucky day, America! California has imported a French chocolatier who used to be high on the food chain (so to speak) at Lenôtre. Now he’s launched Nuubia Chocolat, his own line of gourmet French-style chocolates in the Bay Area. Nuubia Chocolat was voted one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America, and named Chocolatier of the Year in 2011.

That’s all fine and dandy, but what really works for me is the eco aspect. The company uses NO palm oil or palm oil derivatives. (In case you didn’t know, palm oil is in about 50% of the packaged products we use, and it’s driving the orangutan to extinction.)

Nuubia Chocolat’s mission is to “produce exquisite chocolates and protect the planet”:

Because of our connection to the Earth, Nuubia Chocolat’s underlying mission is dedicated
 to help protect life on this planet and wildlife sanctuaries around the globe. Our Company is
 driven by “B” Corporation principles, using only GMO-free ingredients, FSC certified papers
 and packaging, and subscribing to standards that incorporate ethics and transparency into our 
daily business practices.

If you live in the area, you can visit their store in Pleasanton, where they even offer classes! If not, you can order online. Bon appétit !

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