Alter EcoNourishing Foodie, Farmer and Field

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What exactly is the sweet amber nectar that is brown butter? Turns out it is one of those things that is exactly what it sounds like. You take butter, cook it down until it melts at which point it will begin to foam and before you know it, it begins to take on a brown […]

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A group of junior high students put Alter Eco’s compostable truffle wrappers to the test. Check out their results…

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Alter Eco team members make personal and professional commitments to bettering their surrounding community through service work. Read more and learn about the experiences of Alter Eco team members, while volunteering in West Oakland last month!

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The surprising effects of geography, climate, soils and more, on quinoa! Learn what defines the quality of your every day staple food.

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When it comes to sustainability…we’re serious. Curious to see how we’re reducing our impact in something as simple as packaging? Click here to learn about the first Home Compostable packaging in North America, and what that means for you!

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The undeniable great flavors and quality of our chocolates are primarily due to the uniqueness of the cacao beans grown in Peru and Ecuador, as well as the hard work of our Swiss chocolatiers who have mastered the art of crafting the most delectable bars. So, how can a global brand such as Alter Eco attest to having a sustainable and low impact on our planet?

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Whether it be to visit our partner producers in Bolivia or to team up with a local non-profits, we find ourselves all over the world learning about local communities, language and most of all…food. We feel it is important to share that with you, as part of our community.

Interview in Peru

By / February 12th, 2013

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Answers to the questions YOU asked for our most recent trip to one of our cacao cooperatives, Acopagro, in Peru. Read more from the perspective of Maria del Pilar Castillo…

The Year of Quinoa

By / January 30th, 2013

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The United Nations officially announced 2013 as the Year of Quinoa to celebrate the ability it has to help eradicate poverty and protect food sovereignty. Read more!

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In lieu of recent negative light being shed on quinoa farming and high western demands, Alter Eco wants to acknowledge the full effect of increasing demands on the farmers lives and highlight the benefits of a sustainable, direct relationship with the producers.