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Cacao Barry’s WholeFruit Chocolate earns Upcycled Certification

By Food in Canada Staff   

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Cacao Barry’s WholeFruit Chocolate, made from 100 per cent pure cacao fruit, is the first-ever chocolate to be Upcycled Certified by the Upcycled Food Association (UFA).

Made for and by chefs, not only does WholeFruit Chocolate provide a unique sensory of flavours and nutritional values, but also gives value to the pulp of the cacao fruit that used to be discarded.

Evocao WholeFruit Chocolate “being Upcycled Certified means a big step in our industry toward a sustainable cocoa farming that will engender other industries to follow,” said chef Dimitri Fayard, head chef at Chicago Chocolate Academy. “By using Evocao, I know I am making the planet a little better.” 

The Upcycled Certification program is the world’s first third-party certification program for upcycled food ingredients and products. The certification highlights upcycled ingredients and products procured and produced with surplus food or food byproducts from manufacturing that use verifiable supply chains and positively impact the environment. 


“Eliminating food waste is the single-most effective thing people can do to address climate change,” said Turner Wyatt, UFA co-founder and CEO. “Thanks to the launch of Upcycled Certified, reducing food waste becomes easier. Upcycling is an innovative approach because it’s the first consumer product-based solution to food waste, making it highly scalable and economically sustainable.”

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