Alter Eco Foods—an Francisco born brand, a chocolate-centric, sustainability-directed food company that takes healthy indulgence to an entirely new level—is a company founded on the principles that indulgent chocolate should be sinful and good for the planet. Its line of keto-friendly, fair trade, organic dark chocolate bombs are (wait for it) the bomb. And it’s an easy to get behind the brand, because when you engage in those luxurious, sweet, buttery bites, you can indulge easy—these bombs raise money to restore forests and are free of sugar alcohols, soy, gluten, emulsifiers, preservatives and GMOs. In other words, it’s dessert without the guilt.
Alter Eco co-founders Mathieu Senard and Edouard Rollet were trained in business but have both been activists at heart for as long as they can remember. “Before starting Alter Eco in the United States 15 years ago, we experienced first-hand both profit-driven multinationals and on-the-ground NGOs,” says Senard. Once they began to see the challenges facing humanitarian aid efforts, they decided they would become pioneers in social entrepreneurialism, wielding the business of food to fight for economic and social justice. All of Alter Eco’s products are sourced from farmer-owned coops practicing sustainable agriculture. The product line includes nut butter bombs, chocolate bars, and truffles. $18 for Nut Butter Bomb Bundle | alterecofoods.com