Sustainably Sourced Cocoa is verified to have been sourced from farms participating in sustainable cocoa practices like paying a cash premium to farmers, productivity training, safe labor practices and community education programs.
The Cacao tree grows in the tropics and it is from this tree that cacao pods are harvested. Each tree produces approximately 30 pods a year. Each pod contains roughly 40 cocoa beans. It takes approximately 500 beans to make 1 pound of chocolate, so therefore each tree produces about 2 pounds of chocolate a year.