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.
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.
Pana Barbounis founded Pana Chocolate in Melbourne, Australia with the intention of creating a rich, luxurious chocolate the whole world could enjoy.
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.
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.
We are Vegetarian Society approved and carry the Seeding Symbol, the only legally registered trademark for vegetarian accreditation.
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.
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.
Pana Chocolate Sixty % 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.
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.
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.
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.