Sustainable cocoa, happiness all the way

Since 1 October 2021, we at Leonidas are using certified cocoa to make our chocolates. A transition that makes perfect sense, given that since 1913 we have been striving to create moments of happiness for everyone with chocolate.

Thanks to this certification, the living and working conditions of 2.450 cocoa growers and their families have been improved.

By supporting a fair and stable wage for the growers, we participate in our own way in building a better world for humanity and the planet.

For more happiness and because Leonidas chocolates wish to be accessible to everyone, we assume all the costs involved in this commitment to sustainable cocoa without increasing our retail prices.

Fairtrade cocoa farmer

Key figures

On an annual basis, Leonidas buys no less than 5000 tonnes of chocolate to produce our delicious treats, which corresponds to:

Cocoa bean

3.000 t of cocoa bean production annually

Farms

produced by 2.450 farms around the world

Land

over 8.526 hectares of land growing cocoa beans

Three labels, one spirit

The programmes of the Rainforest Alliance and of Cocoa Horizons offer excellent guarantees for sustainable cocoa. This is why we have chosen to sign up to them when we began this process.

These two labels are intended to enhance the standard of living of growers by improving the quality and yield of their production, to protect children and eliminate deforestation.

At the same time, we have signed the ‘Beyond Chocolate’ charter, a Belgian initiative that commits participants to fight actively against deforestation and to offer a decent income to cocoa growers.

Rainforest alliance certified
Cocoa horizons
Beyond chocolate
Cocoa worker

Beyond Chocolate secretariat

We are happy to welcome Leonidas, one of the largest players in the Belgian chocolate sector, to have signed up to our ambitious commitments to sustainable development, marking an important step for Belgian chocolate. Leonidas chocolates are now certified by Rainforest Alliance and Cocoa Horizons. An important commitment to sustainability.

Working for a better world

Opting for sustainable cocoa is part of our wish to put humanity and the environment at the centre of our decisions.

This vision is not new, and we wish to pursue it over the long term. Today, for example, all our cardboard boxes of chocolates are FSC certified. They are also completely recyclable. We work day in, day out for a better world by opting as far as possible for short supply chains for sourcing our ingredients.

And when it comes to sustainability, we are brimming with ideas! The next step: packaging and bags in materials that are even more respectful of the environment.

Cocoa beans

Sustainable chocolate... for the same price

Because Leonidas chocolates wish to be accessible to everyone, we assume all the costs involved in this commitment to sustainable cocoa without increasing our retail prices.

By treating yourself to our chocolates, you are contributing to a future that is more respectful of our planet... Without spending a single euro more!

It goes without saying that our quality standards are higher than ever and we continue to offer you chocolates that are made with 100% pure cocoa butter, without palm oil and of high-quality ingredients.

Sustainable cocoa is sure to be an inexhaustible source of chocolatey inspiration for our Master Chocolatiers, who are delighted to be able to work with this exceptional raw material.

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Chocolates
Chocolate

Quality is our greatest asset

100% Pur beurre de cacao

100% pur beurre de cacao

Leonidas wants you to enjoy moments of pure bliss. That is why our Master Chocolatiers only use chocolate made with 100% pure cocoa butter.

Sans huile de palme

Sans huile de palme

Our Master Chocolatiers are obsessed with quality. They will only accept pure cocoa butter. That is why you won’t find a single drop of palm oil in our chocolate.

Belge depuis 1913

Belge depuis 1913

Leonidas chocolates are designed in Belgium. Our Master Chocolatiers use only the finest ingredients, handling them with loving care and with a respect for tradition.

Cacao durable

Cacao durable

Leonidas chooses sustainable cocoa to produce its pralines. When your aim is to create moments of happiness for everyone, what’s more normal than caring about nature and humankind?