Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate is manufactured, stored & shipped completely separately from all our soaps and other product lines.
Apart from our Magic All-One Chocolate, all of Dr. Bronner’s products are produced and packaged in facilities that are peanut free.
Our new Magic All-One Chocolate is making its way to stores around the country! You may find it at your local Sprouts, Pharmaca, New Seasons, Milams, Lassens, Jimbo’s, Hive, Harmons, Green Acres Market, Earth Fare, as well as many independent natural grocers—but we do recommend calling ahead to make sure it’s in stock.
If it’s unavailable at your local retailer, ask the store manager to order Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate.
You can also purchase Magic All-One Chocolate online at drbronner.com , Hive, and Thrive Market.
Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate—certified organic, fair trade & vegan—combines the integrity of Dr. Bronner’s industry-leading socially & environmentally responsible supply chain with the expertise of Swiss chocolatiers—and we call that Magic!
Perfectly balanced ingredients, enhanced with the subtle sweetness of coconut sugar, let our chocolate’s rich cocoa flavor shine & linger, while regenerative organic farming practices have lasting positive impacts on farmers, their communities & the land they tend.
We might be biased, but we think our chocolate is the best tasting there is! We use fair trade, organic cocoa beans that make our chocolate rich, perfectly balanced & delicious.
Additionally, Dr. Bronner’s has partnered with farmers to improve the health and productivity of existing cocoa trees through dynamic agroforestry. Dynamic agroforestry creates biodiversity, improves yields & income streams, and eliminates the need to use toxic chemicals by replicating the way plant species naturally support each other in a healthy tropical forest.
Healthier soil means better quality cocoa, and better quality cocoa means better tasting chocolate!
Fair trade organic cocoa beans, fair trade organic coconut sugar, fair trade organic cocoa butter, organic sunflower oil, organic peppermint oil, fair trade organic bourbon vanilla bean.
2. Crunchy Hazelnut Butter Ingredients
Fair trade organic cocoa beans, fair trade organic coconut sugar, organic hazelnuts, fair trade organic cocoa butter, fair trade organic bourbon vanilla bean, organic almonds.
3. Roasted Whole Hazelnuts Ingredients
Fair trade organic cocoa beans, fair trade organic coconut sugar, organic hazelnuts, fair trade organic cocoa butter, fair trade organic bourbon vanilla bean
4. Salted Almond Butter Ingredients
Fair trade organic cocoa beans, fair trade organic coconut sugar, organic almonds, fair trade organic cocoa butter, sea salt, organic hazelnuts, fair trade organic bourbon vanilla bean
5. Salted Dark Chocolate Ingredients
Fair trade organic cocoa beans, fair trade organic coconut sugar, fair trade organic cocoa butter, sea salt, fair trade organic bourbon vanilla bean
6. Salted Whole Almonds Ingredients
Fair trade organic cocoa beans, fair trade organic coconut sugar, organic almonds, fair trade organic cocoa butter, sea salt, fair trade organic bourbon vanilla bean
7. Smooth Coconut Praline Ingredients
Fair trade organic cocoa beans, fair trade organic coconut sugar, fair trade organic coconut, fair trade organic cocoa butter, fair trade organic coconut milk powder, organic sunflower oil, fair trade organic bourbon vanilla bean
To view a detailed ingredient list and nutrition facts, click here.
When we learned that many of the 800 farmers in our Serendipalm project in Ghana also grow cocoa, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to create a line of chocolate that benefits farmers, the planet & consumers. The chocolate trade has a well-documented history of causing widespread ecological destruction, climate instability, poverty, worker exploitation, child labor, and even slavery. Our mission is to address these ecological & social issues in the chocolate industry by modeling more sustainable practices in the sourcing & production of Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate.
The lot code number & best-by date are printed in a white square on the outer wrapper, below the nutrition panel.
Our organic Magic All-One Chocolate is produced using practices that support soil & water quality, conserve biodiversity. Farmers in our supply chains do not use chemical fertilizers, such as urea, nor synthetic pesticides or herbicides. Rather, our partners, like Serendipalm, support farmers with improving soil fertility and crop yields by natural means, such as the introduction of agroforestry and improved farm maintenance.
“Fair trade” means that the prices paid to farmers, as well as the wages & working conditions of farm & factory workers, are fair. For example, the price we pay cocoa farmers for their cocoa crops is 15% higher than the conventional price. In case of low market prices, at least the fair trade minimum price is paid. This safety net assures that costs of production are always covered, and that the farmer earns an income, and enables them to meet their basic needs, such as good food & accommodation, schooling, the ability to participate in social life, and provisions for times of need.
An additional 10% is paid into a fair trade fund (estimated $80,000 per year, on average) for community development projects in education, healthcare & infrastructure. These are just a few of the many ways we ensure true fair trade partnerships with farmers & workers.
Other ways Dr. Bronner’s helps farmers achieve a higher income:
- Farmers receive intensive training and support aimed at improving cocoa productivity and quality, e.g., regarding farm maintenance and renovation of unproductive cocoa crops.
- We support farmers in diversifying their farms and marketing additional crops at a fair price. Thus, we enable them to achieve higher and more stable farm income and to improve the level of food security in their communities.
- Farmers also receive in-kind support, e.g., provision of planting material, tools, and equipment.
Since 2020, Serendipalm has been certified to the Regenerative Organic Certified™ (ROC™) standard overseen by the Regenerative Organic Alliance. In addition to regenerative organic agriculture, the ROC standard also ensures fair conditions along the value chain, and safeguards animal welfare.
* Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate is certified kosher by Kosher OU, indicating that the final products, along with our manufacturing processes, comply with a strict policy based on kosher food laws, including cleanliness, purity, and quality. The “DE” in the symbol indicates that our product was made on equipment that also processes dairy. Smooth Coconut Praline has not yet been certified Kosher (as of 8/11/2021).
** Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate recently achieved gluten-free certification for current and future production runs. Chocolate at retail now (August 2021) was produced and distributed prior to achieving gluten-free certification and does not carry the gluten-free certification seal. Chocolate produced since achieving gluten-free certification will carry the seal – look for the gluten-free certification seal on Magic All-One Chocolate packaging later this year and into the future (as of 8/11/2021).
The beans for our cocoa butter come from Esco, a cocoa project that practices regenerative organic agriculture in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The cocoa beans are cleaned to remove any foreign material, such as stones, wood, and other light debris. Then the beans are heated with air to dry their shells for breaking and winnowing. During that process, the dry cocoa shells are removed, leaving small kernels called nibs. The nibs are roasted and ground into a silky liquid cocoa mass. Cocoa mass can be turned into cocoa butter and cocoa powder through a process called pressing.
The cocoa mass is then mixed with cocoa butter and crystalline coconut sugar, and that mixture is put through a refining process that presses it into a very fine powder. This powder is dried in large heating vessels called conches (the name comes from the seashell-like look of the machines). The conches mix and heat the powder while keeping it ventilated and dried. Conching is the most important part of the chocolate-making process in terms of flavor development, and it takes several hours. It results in liquid chocolate mass that can then be stored in agitated tanks at 113–122°F (45–50°C).
During tempering, liquid chocolate mass is used to create crystal seeds with cocoa butter. Once it has been tempered, the chocolate is gently heated and then deposited evenly into chocolate molds to remove air bubbles. After the molds have cooled, they’re turned upside down, and the chocolate bars are unmolded and ready for packaging.
Instead, we teach the farmers that grow our cocoa & other ingredients how to implement agroforestry farming practices to increase biodiversity, improve soil fertility, reduce pest and disease pressure, and mitigate the effects of climate change.
To get you started with recipes and dilutions, check out Lisa Bronner’s “Liquid Soaps Dilutions Cheat Sheet .”
Our soaps clean hair very well, but they can leave a tangly look and feel. Our conditioning rinse tamps down the cuticles in your hair and leaves it smooth and silky.
To learn more about shampooing with our soaps, check out Lisa Bronner’s related blog post.
For babies, we especially recommend our Unscented Baby-Mild line, as their skin can be sensitive to the essential oils in our scented soaps.
Our palm oil comes from about 2,500 acres of smallholdings in Ghana that were established decades ago, and our palm kernel oil comes from sustainable small farmers in Ecuador. We support growers in improving palm fruit yields by getting more oil out of the same area of land. Our coconut oil comes from about 500 small to mid-size farms in Sri Lanka, most of which have been in the owner’s family for generations. We encourage our growers to intercrop with other beneficial species and supply organic fertilizer at subsidized prices. This improves the soil fertility, yields, and profitability of small farms, allowing them to compete with larger plantations.
To learn more, see our Our Suppliers page.
Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid and Bar Soaps are both completely vegetable oil-based. The difference between the liquid and bar soaps is that the liquid soaps use potassium hydroxide to saponify the vegetable oils, while the hard bar soaps use sodium hydroxide instead.
To learn more about the difference between our liquid and bar soaps, check out Lisa Bronner’s related blog post.
Although our product lines are otherwise vegan, we do use certified organic beeswax in our lip and body balms. We have not yet been able to find a certified organic plant-based wax, and Sue Kastensen, the creator of our balms, has not found a plant-based substitute for the amazing qualities of natural beeswax. Based on her experience, and her extensive training and mentoring under the Native American herbalist Keewaydinoquay, Sue formulated her original lip balms with just avocado oil and beeswax, because beeswax has natural antibacterial and sunblock qualities and provides a superior barrier to keep moisture in.
To find out when our personal care products were manufactured, you can consult the “lot code,” a number that appears printed or etched on the packaging, typically just below the label. We do not use expiration dates, instead we use Julian dates. The first digits refers to the year (i.e., “17” is 2017, “20” is 2020, etc.), while the next three digits refer to the day of the year out of 365 total days. So if the first five digits of a lot code are “17165,” the product was manufactured in 2017 on the 165th day of that year (June 14th). You can always search for a Julian date calendar for the specific year that your bottle was manufactured in online.
For easy reference, our Fair Trade & Organic Virgin Coconut Oils (VCOs) are labeled with a “Best By” date next to the lot code. Due to space limitations, we use a different system to code our Organic Lip Balms.
We do have one product, Sal Suds, which contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Coco-Betaine, and Lauryl Glucoside. Sal Suds is an all-purpose household cleaning product, and is not intended for use on the body. Cruelty-free and biodegradable, It is a balanced formulation of naturally derived surfactants that are mild and gentle on the hands.
No rainforest habitat or wildlife is harmed in the production of their palm kernel oil, and Natural Habitats is certified under IMO’s “Fair for Life” program, the most rigorous fair trade and sustainable certification in the world, and the same program that certifies Dr. Bronner’s existing fair trade coconut and palm oil sister companies, Serendipol and Serendipalm.