For nearly 30 years, Moonstruck Chocolate Co. has existed to remind people why they fell in love with chocolate. We believe sharing this love affair with chocolate is not just about our products, but also about how we source our products, how we make and package our products and how our business impacts communities in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

As part of our values as an organization, we're committed to holding ourselves accountable for our impact on our consumers, our local and global community, and our planet.

Over the past five years we're proud of the strides we've made to improve various aspects of our supply chain, product ingredients/partnerships, packaging, and our overall role in the community. However, we recognize that we still have more work to do and will continue to strive towards constantly improving the choices we make so our products are in line with our environmental, product sourcing, and social/societal values.


OUR COMMITMENT PILLARS

Made Right Sourced Right - Environment

Environment

Sourcing

People

Products


WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED TO DATE


Environment

  • Removing non-recyclable materials from our packaging. Current estimates are that roughly 85% of all packaging is recyclable.
  • Standardizing our packaging to better utilize all resources purchased, thus creating less packaging waste.
  • Removal of Styrofoam for cold shipments, utilizing more environmentally friendly insulation options.
  • Utilizing reusable bulk boxes instead of wasting packaging for internal deliveries and transfers.


Product Sourcing

  • Ethical Chocolate - we source our cocoa through programs like Cocoa Horizons, an impact-driven program focused on cocoa farmer prosperity and helping build self-sustaining farming communities that protect nature and children.
  • Child Labor - We acknowledge the ongoing challenges of child labor in the cocoa industry and by sourcing ethical chocolate, we are contributing to the continuous efforts of organizations like Cocoa Horizons to foster the prioritization of child welfare and education in cocoa producing communities.
  • All Natural Ingredients - We have shifted all of our products to be made with all natural ingredients
  • Local Sourcing - Wherever possible we work with local growers and makers to celebrate the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Here are just a few:
    • Seely Farms for mint in our new Dark Chocolate Cocoa Nib Mint Bar
    • Kinglet Tea for our Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Chai Bar
    • Oregon Hazelnuts for our bars, truffles, and drops
    • Jacobsen Salt in our bars and truffles

People

  • Proud to collaborate with local artists from BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and differently-abled communities to feature their artistry on our chocolate bars
  • Created chocolate bar collaborations with Basic Rights Oregon and Q Center to support their missions
  • Establishment of the D.E.I. committee internally to make real and meaningful progress as it relates to our internal practices and external impacts
  • Vendor deep dive to understand all of our partners and where we can expand partnerships to more diverse populations

Products

  • We're constantly exploring new ways to produce what we love, including a plant-based oak milk truffle collection which we tested at our retail locations or "good for you" bars such as Oregon sprouted pumpkin seeds with blueberry and yogurt
  • Determine feasibility of products to ensure that we are producing them in an efficient and sustainable manner, limiting product waste
  • Implementing strict food safety food protocols to ensure the quality of our products throughout the manufacturing process.

We realize that these commitments are continuous and as such, on an ongoing basis as we reach new milestones we will be sure to update this page and our social channels so you are aware of our progress. In addition, starting at the end of this year (2022), we will be producing public annual reports on these initiatives, in an effort to be transparent with our consumers, celebrate our wins, and continue to push ourselves towards bigger and better positive impact.