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Chocolate that's smooth, rich, and silky, and something a little unexpected. 

A hand picked cacao pod from Bolivia. A coconut from the Philippines. Cold pressed cacao butter from Peru, Indonesian coconut nectar and Mexican dark agave. Wild carob from Spain, organic cinnamon from Sri Lanka.

Chocolate that’s full of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Chocolate without preservatives, that’s vegan, gluten free, dairy free and soy free. Chocolate for everyone.

Our Story

 

A chocolate that made people stop, if only for a moment, to enjoy a myriad sensations: cacao melting on the tongue, surprising bursts of citrus or herb, natural sweetness, the character of coconut; a sophisticated chocolate that is at once smooth and textured, sweet and spicy.

Made from vegan, organic ingredients with no refined sugar, and produced using minimal heat (raw). Chocolate that loves what’s within, as well as the earth it came from.

From making, packing and riding around on his scooter delivering each bar, to growing his team to deliver thousands of packages of love around Australia, and now – the world.

This is the story of Pana Chocolate, and it continues with you.

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Pana Barbounis founded Pana Chocolate in Melbourne, Australia with the intention of creating a rich, luxurious chocolate the whole world could enjoy.

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Process

The incomparable taste of Pana Chocolate comes from careful selection of the highest quality ingredients processed the way nature intended.
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It begins in nature and ends with you, we just help along the way. Cacao is grown in an organic, sustainable environment.
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Cacao pods are harvested and the beans sun dried.
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Cacao is cold pressed (so it is never heated above 42 degrees to remain raw) to produce cacao solids, and they key components for Pana Chocolate are now ready.
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Raw ingredients are sent by ship to Australia where they arrive at the Pana Chocolate kitchen.
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Dry ingredients are prepared.
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Wet ingredients are slowly melted, never going above 42 degrees to maintain high nutrient levels.
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Natural flavours like Goji berries or peppermint essential oil are added before all ingredients are mixed together by hand.
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The rich, smooth mixture is then poured in to moulds and set in the refrigerator. Delicious, raw, organic, vegan Pana Chocolate.
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Then handwrapped and packaged with love before making its way to you.

Practices

We truly care about where our food comes from, its impact on the earth and how we can nourish people with healthy food.
ACO Certified Organic
ACO Certified Organic

ACO Certified Organic

We are proud to be Australian Certified Organic which means our ingredients comply to the strict organic standards of the ACO. Our ingredients are grown and processed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, or GMOs with a focus on environmentally sustainable practices.

Vegan
Vegan

Vegan

Pana Chocolate is a proud member of the Vegan Society. Our products carry their international trademark symbol which means Pana Chocolate is free of all animal ingredients and animal tested ingredients.

Vegetarian Society Approved
Vegetarian Society Approved

Vegetarian Society Approved

We are Vegetarian Society approved and carry the Seeding Symbol, the only legally registered trademark for vegetarian accreditation.

Kosher
Kosher

Kosher

Pana Chocolate bars are Kosher products and are permitted to carry the authorised symbol of Kosher Australia. This means that our preparation methods and ingredients have been checked and approved according to the requirements of Jewish law.

Halal
Halal

Halal

Pana Chocolate bars are Halal certified and permitted to carry the symbol of recognised authority Al Iman Islamic Society Inc. This means that our chocolate is allowed to be eaten according to Islamic Sharia law.

Fairtrade
Fairtrade

Fairtrade

Pana Chocolate Raw Cacao is certified Fairtrade, meeting internationally-agreed Fairtrade Standards about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. We are proud to carry the recognised symbol.

HACCP
HACCP

HACCP

Pana Chocolate products and processes adhere to HACCP Australia Food Safety programs, to reduce the risk of food contamination events and enforce measurable standards of cleanliness, food handling and storage.

EU Organic
EU Organic

EU Organic

The EU organic logo indicates that Pana Chocolate is in full conformity with the conditions and regulations of the organic farming sector established by the European Union. Next to the new EU organic logo, a code number of the control body is displayed as well as the place where the agricultural raw materials composing the product have been farmed.

Our Impact

Love Your Insides. Love The Earth. That's what we live by.

We want our chocolate to be good for you, but we also want to be kind to our earth. That’s why we choose to plant trees each year as our give-back plan. In our first year in business we planted 10,000 trees, and have matched that number and increased it every year since. This takes us to a total of 50,000 trees at the end of 2017.

Our team and community are invited each year to help take up the tree planting challenge across Australia and get involved with environmental restoration projects. Follow us on social media for key dates, where you too can help be part of our land care programs.

Our Teams

It’s a tough job, but someones’ gotta do it. Meet the hands, brains and taste-testers that make up the Pana team.

Interested in joining the Pana Chocolate crew? Currently recruiting worldwide.

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