Sustainable Cocoa & Quality Chocolate

Sustainable cocoa

Sustainable cocoa, happiness all the way

Since 1 October 2021, we at Leonidas are using certified cocoa to make our chocolates. A transition that makes perfect sense, given that since 1913 we have been striving to create moments of happiness for everyone with chocolate.

Thanks to this certification, the living and working conditions of 2.450 cocoa growers and their families have been improved.

By supporting a fair and stable wage for the growers, we participate in our own way in building a better world for humanity and the planet.

For more happiness and because Leonidas chocolates wish to be accessible to everyone, we assume all the costs involved in this commitment to sustainable cocoa without increasing our retail prices.

Key figures

On an annual basis, Leonidas buys no less than 5000 tonnes of chocolate to produce our delicious treats, which corresponds to:


3.000 t of cocoa bean production annually

produced by 2.450 farm around the world


over 8.526 hectares of land growing cocoa beans

Three labels, one spirit

The programmes of the Rainforest Alliance and of Cocoa Horizons offer excellent guarantees for sustainable cocoa. This is why we have chosen to sign up to them when we began this process.


These two labels are intended to enhance the standard of living of growers by improving the quality and yield of their production, to protect children and eliminate deforestation.


At the same time, we have signed the ‘Beyond Chocolate’ charter, a Belgian initiative that commits participants to fight actively against deforestation and to offer a decent income to cocoa growers.

Working for a better world

Opting for sustainable cocoa is part of our wish to put humanity and the environment at the centre of our decisions.

This vision is not new, and we wish to pursue it over the long term. Today, for example, all our cardboard boxes of chocolates are FSC certified. They are also completely recyclable. We work day in, day out for a better world by opting as far as possible for short supply chains for sourcing our ingredients.

And when it comes to sustainability, we are brimming with ideas!

The next step: packaging and bags in materials that are even more respectful of the environment.

Sustainable chocolate... for the same price

Because Leonidas chocolates wish to be accessible to everyone, we assume all the costs involved in this commitment to sustainable cocoa without increasing our retail prices.

By treating yourself to our chocolates, you are contributing to a future that is more respectful of our planet… Without spending a single pound more!

It goes without saying that our quality standards are higher than ever and we continue to offer you chocolates that are made with 100% pure cocoa butter, without palm oil and of high-quality ingredients.

Sustainable cocoa is sure to be an inexhaustible source of chocolatey inspiration for our Master Chocolatiers, who are delighted to be able to work with this exceptional raw material.

Quality chocolate

100% pure cocoa butter

Leonidas wants you to experience moments of pure delight. That’s why our Maîtres Chocolatiers only use 100% pure cocoa butter chocolate. Pure cocoa butter chocolate is highly recommended for your mood. A Leonidas praline… and everyone smiles!

Belgium 1913

Leonidas chocolates are 100% made in Belgium. Our Maîtres Chocolatiers respect the tradition of our know-how and transform the finest ingredients with love. Whether you taste them in Paris, London or Athens, you can enjoy the Belgian (and undoubtedly the world’s) favourite chocolates.

No palm oil

Our Maîtres Chocolatiers are obsessed with quality. For their creations, they only want pure cocoa butter. So you won’t find a single drop of palm oil in our chocolate. It’s better for the taste and the planet!

Sustainable cocoa

Leonidas chooses sustainable cocoa to produce its pralines. When your aim is to create moments of happiness for everyone, what’s more normal than caring about nature and humankind?

To do so, Leonidas involves renowned partners, for example Rainforest Alliance. In its sustainability approach, Leonidas also works with Cocoa Horizons on several of its products.

By doing so, we want to ensure that our chocolate benefits not only our customers, but the cocoa growers, without whom the chocolate would not exist, as well as the environment.

In concrete terms, if we consider the volumes of cocoa purchased, we can estimate that thanks to the supply of sustainable cocoa, Leonidas will help improve the working and living conditions of more than 2,000 cocoa growers’ families, mainly in Africa.