Alter EcoNourishing Foodie, Farmer and Field

Coconut oil is nothing new, many people have been using it for skin care, hair care, and cooking for quite some time, but recently coconut oil has seen a renaissance of sorts, showing up in more and more stores and at the top of many conversations.  But what is the big deal with coconut oil? […]

What exactly is the sweet amber nectar that is brown butter? Turns out it is one of those things that is exactly what it sounds like. You take butter, cook it down until it melts at which point it will begin to foam and before you know it, it begins to take on a brown […]

A group of junior high students put Alter Eco’s compostable truffle wrappers to the test. Check out their results…

When it comes to sustainability…we’re serious. Curious to see how we’re reducing our impact in something as simple as packaging? Click here to learn about the first Home Compostable packaging in North America, and what that means for you!

The undeniable great flavors and quality of our chocolates are primarily due to the uniqueness of the cacao beans grown in Peru and Ecuador, as well as the hard work of our Swiss chocolatiers who have mastered the art of crafting the most delectable bars. So, how can a global brand such as Alter Eco attest to having a sustainable and low impact on our planet?

Whether it be to visit our partner producers in Bolivia or to team up with a local non-profits, we find ourselves all over the world learning about local communities, language and most of all…food. We feel it is important to share that with you, as part of our community.

Interview in Peru

By / February 12th, 2013

Answers to the questions YOU asked for our most recent trip to one of our cacao cooperatives, Acopagro, in Peru. Read more from the perspective of Maria del Pilar Castillo…

Here’s to 2012! Read more about what we were able to accomplish thanks to you, our amazing supporters!

Alter Eco Rice

With recent inquiries regarding levels of arsenic in rice, our Director of Operations has written out a few important details about where Alter Eco stands.

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Reforestation in Peru

By / December 12th, 2012

A memorable trip to one of Alter Eco’s wonderful partner cooperatives, Acopagro, brought many stories and experiences back with the team to San Francisco. Team members visited the co-operative this year not only out of routine check-ins and visitation with the farmers, but also to contribute to the reforestation project with Pur Projet.