Go back to the list Aug 1, 2014

How Sustainable is Yorkshire Cocoa?

I’ve been talking to my colleagues this week about all of the lovely sustainable cocoa that we’re securing for our confectionery here in the UK (click here to read more about it). And while we were talking, the conversation turned to what it would be like if we could grow cocoa in Yorkshire. Would it be more, or less sustainable? What impact would it have on our environment? Would the butterflies in our butterfly meadows like it?

The team all said it would be impossible to grow cocoa here, but I remembered seeing something in our archives about our Rowntree’s factory growing cocoa in York. Yes, that’s right, we were the only people to ever successfully grow cocoa beans in Yorkshire.