Really fair chocolates - this is how you find the right one

Wirklich faire Schokoladen – so findet Ihr die passende
Our first and most important concern at Theyo is to introduce more people to really good chocolate. For us, really good means above all: really fair, sustainably produced and super tasty! Nevertheless, we also know that switching Milka & Co is not that easy right away. That's why we're being asked more and more frequently for comparable – but fairer – chocolate alternatives.

Which chocolate suits me?

In order to find your future favorite chocolate, you can think about which chocolates you have eaten the most in the past. What did you particularly like about her? Was it particularly creamy or particularly intensely chocolatey? Or maybe you don't have a favorite type of chocolate yet and would like to start fresh in the world of fine chocolate? In any case, it's important to note what you're generally looking for as a first clue. In the next step, you can look at the following list and see what suggestions we make to make the changeover as easy as possible for you. In any case, it always makes sense to do a little tasting. On the one hand because it's just fun ;) and on the other hand because that's the best way to find out what you really like. Always try one or two of your "go-to" regular supermarket chocolates to compare.

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Creamy milk chocolate addict

Do you grab Lindt or Milka in the supermarket? Then a delicate melt is what you should be looking for. Here we can especially recommend Zotter (e.g. 35% Panama), Omnom or Michel Cluizel. For fair and fine chocolate, which you can also find in (organic) supermarkets, we strongly recommend that you try Original Beans or Vivani.
Even if the tasting of milk chocolate per se is not as exciting as a tasting with dark chocolate, you can still taste subtle differences here. We find it particularly exciting to compare light milk chocolate (less than 40% cocoa content) and dark milk chocolate (more than 40% cocoa content). The comparison of different "milk" varieties is also exciting. In addition to goat's milk and sheep's milk, there are also vegan alternatives such as coconut, rice or oat milk. No matter which type of milk chocolate you choose, try to taste the differences and subtleties. Some milk chocolates taste very milky, while others taste more caramel or even spicy.

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Dark choco enthusiast

Are you fans of dark chocolate? But have you always been missing something? Or do you just want to switch to really fair and sustainable chocolate? Look no further ;) We have some ideas for you! For example, if you are a fan of Lindt (especially the "very delicate tablets" or Feodora, then you probably value a fine enamel. Accordingly, you should take a closer look at brands such as Chocolate Tree, Zotter and Omnom. Your favorite chocolate so far has been Lindt 85%, for example. (and more) or even the so-called men's chocolate? Then you probably like strong cocoa notes. In this case you should look out for chocolates with cocoa beans from African countries such as Ghana. Georgia Ramon, Zotter or even MIA have great, strong cocoa chocolates Last but not least, we should of course also mention our own 'Cool Beans' and cocoa nibs – also perfect for real cocoa lovers!

Chocolate newcomer

Since you are reading this text right now, we can hardly imagine that you really do not like chocolate. Maybe you just don't get to eat chocolate that often? Or do you prefer salty snacks? In this case, you should approach chocolate tasting in a more “academic” way. So instead of looking for a delicate melt and good taste, try to taste special aromas. There are also darker chocolates that have more savory, earthy or woody aromas. As with wine, gin or coffee, you can deal with the aromas a lot. Speaking of coffee and alcohol: you might also like chocolate with added aromas better. Highly recommended here are manufacturers such as Chocolate Tree, Akessons or Martin Meyer, who combine the aromas of chocolate with other products in an impressive way. Almost like a perfect pairing in a bar of chocolate.

A pairing that always works: chocolate and coffee A pairing that always works: chocolate and coffee

Chocolate connoisseur

Are you already an advanced chocolate connoisseur? Have you perhaps even taken part in a chocolate tasting (with us ;-) )? Congratulations! Then a whole new world full of exciting aromas is already open to you. In this case, we would recommend that you continue to train your sense of taste in order to be able to go even deeper. Of course, the best way to do this is to continue to buy high-quality chocolate and carry out your own tastings. This is of course fun with our tasting boxes. But we can also recommend going to a well-stocked chocolate shop. Here you can try out new countries of origin as you wish and, for example, create your own "Journey around the world in 70%" or compare five different chocolates from the same country of origin. Of course, finding the perfect pairing is always exciting. We particularly recommend pairings with craft beer (e.g. porter or stout) or with port wine, cheese or coffee.

You can also find most of the chocolates mentioned above in our shop in our tasting boxes or – with a bit of luck – in our virtual chocolate tasting team events .

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