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From premium to vegan, why Luker Chocolate is made for the plant-based trend – LISTEN

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From premium to vegan, why Luker Chocolate is made for the plant-based trend – LISTEN

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With Veganuary in full swing and more popular than ever, Paul Morris, Luker Chocolate’s UK sales manager, chats to ConfectioneryNews about the 123-year-old family run company and its single origin Cacao Fino de Aroma.

Luker Chocolate​, the Colombian B4B chocolate manufacturer with impeccable sustainability credentials, is well positioned for the premiumisation of vegan chocolate with its eco-friendly, vegan, clean-label products.

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Pic: Luker Chocolate

While Luker owns a number of cocoa farms, the majority of its trinitarian cocoa comes from farming cooperatives in the growing regions of Santander, Arauca, Huila and Tumaco.

As well as using Colombian cocoa, Luker Chocolate sources all its other ingredients, such as sugar and natural flavours, from domestic suppliers – ensuring 100% transparency in its supply chain.

'Crop of peace'

Colombia is the 10th largest cocoa producer in the world with more than 200,000 hectares of plantations. After years of political and social turmoil the country is now enjoying a period of stability and prosperity and its cocoa is regarded as a ‘crop of peace’ with its cultivation supported by the government.

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