Vegans who love both chocolate and Star Wars can get their fix thanks to Jon Good Chocolates. The Brooklyn chocolatier, who has previously produced vegan chocolates based on themes from Doctor Who and Star Trek, has now added handcrafted confections shaped like the Millennium Falcon and Star Fighters. The vegan aspect is part of a larger trend for chocolate, driven by health- and social-conscious consumers. The non-profit Food Empowerment Project has noted, however, that while dairy-free chocolate may be kind to cows, it isn’t necessarily fair trade due to the use of child labor on West African cocoa farms.
- Jon Good Chocolates produces delicious vegan confections based on nerd favorites like the Millenium Falcon and the Daleks.
- As the overall global demand for chocolate rises, a niche market has emerged for artisan makers of vegan chocolates, including Lagusta’s Luscious, Charm School Chocolates and BON Chocolatier.
- According to the Food Empowerment Project, child labor and even slavery are used by West African cocoa bean farms that help produce the world’s chocolate supply.
“The vegan “Star Wars” chocolates are said to have a “rich, mellow taste” thanks to a high proportion of cocoa butter and the “deep, robust flavor” of Ecuadorean Arriba Nacional cocoa beans.”