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Theo produces premium organic and Fair Trade specialty chocolate. Their founder, Joseph Whinney, pioneered the supply of organic cocoa beans into the United States in 1994. Joe always dreamt of building the first organic chocolate factory in the US, as prior to Theos inaugural chocolate run in March of 2006, all organic chocolate was manufactured in Europe and imported into the US market. As the first and only organic and Fair Trade chocolate factory in the country, all of their ingredients are carefully screened to ensure they meet their standards for social and environmental responsibility. Theos standards and practices include: Using only pure ingredients that are grown sustainably. They source their ingredients locally whenever possible. Partnering with their growers by ensuring they earn a living wage and have access to education for their families. Honoring and respecting their employees and suppliers. This is possible due to the unique fact that they control every step of their own manufacturing process. Using green energy sources to power their factory. Using sustainable packaging and printing methods. Educating about social and environmental accountability 7 days a week through public tours of their artisan factory.