Meet Kent Goodwin
He is the man behind Organic Fair. Under Kent’s careful stewardship, Organic Fair conducts an amazing production process for amazing results. Direct Fair-Trade Chocolates, a Soda Syrup that is the life of the party, and Organic and Fair-Trade herbs and spices that promise to transform your kitchen into a flavour powerhouse.
Direct Fair-Trade, Organic Chocolates
Kent has been serious about organic, fair trade dark chocolate since 2005. Since then, he has also had some serious fun with flavours in his dark chocolate bars.
Starting in 2012 they have become bean to bar chocolate makers. This is an important distinction, as they are now part of the growing movement of small craft chocolate makers that work with cacao beans to make their chocolate. They are also the only certified organic bean-to-bar chocolate maker in Western Canada.
Even more than ever they are wholly committed to organic chocolate. Many small cacao growers they support are proving again and again that not only is organic better for the usual reasons of being better for the environment and your health, but that the quality is also outstanding! More care and attention go into growing organic crops and this attention to detail is continued in the harvesting, fermenting, and drying of the cacao beans.
As Kent Goodwin himself says: “Organic Fair high cacao dark chocolate has just as many antioxidants, magnesium, iron, fibre, and feel-good neurotransmitters like theobromine and anandamide as raw chocolate. A magical thing happens when cacao is roasted called the maillard reaction and gives chocolate its characteristic delicious flavour, killing any potential surface pathogen and making it more digestible. Raw chocolate is incomparable to mass-produced candy bars that barely contain any cacao at all.”
It is a false equivalency to state that Organic Fair chocolate bars are anything like candy bars.
“The only other comparison is that there is a significant difference between alkalized (a.k.a. dutched) and non-alkalized (a.k.a. raw but still made from roasted bean) cocoa powder. You can see the difference between the two, dutched being darker and not as bitter, easier to mix into milk – but with a lower antioxidant value.”
Organic Fair chocolates are made without dutched cocoa powder.
Organic Fair shoulders this burden themselves.
“We offer a certified organic dark chocolate made here in Canada by us, a small family business located on an organic farm. We firmly believe our chocolate is some of the healthiest and most delicious on the market. Until we can be completely sure that raw cacao is safe and significantly healthier, we will not be offering it.”