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Montezuma are the chocolate brand who pride themselves on creating supremely rich and moreish chocolate bars. This UK-based company creates chocolate for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you like your chocolate milky and sweet, white as freshly driven snow, or as dark as an Amazonian night, you’ll find delicious Montezuma chocolate to fall in love with. Even vegans can join in on the chocolatey goodness thanks to Monteuma’s vegan-friendly, dairy free options!
Where does Montezuma’s name come from?
Before the name Montezuma became associated with indudlently rich chocolate, it was famous for a completely different reason. Montezuma II was the ruler of the Aztec Empire when Spanish Conquistadors landed on the beaches of Mexico during the 16th Century. Montezuma is perhaps best known in the modern age for his striking and distinctive green and blue feathered headdress.
Montezuma the company was born after founders Helen and Simon Pattinson took a break from their joint career as lawyers to travel South America. There the couple fell in love with the chocolate made on a cocoa plantation they were camping on. They loved the chocolate so much that they decided to make their own bars by hand in their Brighton shop. Thus, the first Montezuma chocolate bars were made. Today the brand produces hundreds of thousands of bars each year, which are sold in supermarkets throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the six chocolate stores owned by Montezuma themselves.
Montezuma’s Business Done Right ethos
When starting their Montezuma journey, the Pattinsons remembered all the stories about how exploitative the chocolate industry could be, both for the environment of cocoa producing areas and for the farmers who produce the beans that end up in chocolate bars. They decided to do things differently. That’s when they came up with their ‘Business Done Right’ ethos.
Part of Business Done Right is ensuring that every bar of Montezuma chocolate is made from ethically sourced cocoa. They work with the Rainforest Alliance, the Soil Association, Cocoa Horizons and other organisations to ensure that every bean that goes into the Montezuma bars comes from farms that work sustainably and provide the families that own them with a living wage.
The other part of the Business Done Right ethos is making sure that Montezuma is environmentally conscious in other ways. For example, in 2020, Montezuma created new environmentally packaging for their bars. This new packaging is 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable. That refers to the paper and cardboard that the bars come wrapped in, but also the tape and pallet wrap used to transport the bars, and even the glue, ink and stickers making up the packaging design.