Grounded in Maine

78: Sustainable Chocolate with Mara Mennicken, The GOOD Chocolatier (part 1)

January 16, 2024 Amy Fagan
Grounded in Maine
78: Sustainable Chocolate with Mara Mennicken, The GOOD Chocolatier (part 1)
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Show Notes

*This conversation was long, but I couldn't bare to take anything out, so I split it into 2 weeks, so make sure to listen next week for the wrap up!*

Mara Mennicken and I met on a podcasting Facebook page and it took me a fraction of a second reading about her sustainable chocolate business to know I had to have her on the podcast to tell me all about it!

Mara is from Germany, but came to British Columbia as part of a school exchange program, and knew she wanted to be there. She's done very well for herself, it seems!

Her thoughts on sustainability are a little more broad than some people's, and I'm totally here for it. Her company is sustainable, but more than just physical, like packaging and product, but social sustainability is very important to her, and she'll explain how and why. And speaking of important, I ask the question below to everyone in my guest form, and I just loved her answer:

Is there a specific message you'd like listeners to come away with?

"Put your dollar where your heart is! Every dollar spent is a mini investment in the people and their mission who are behind the product or service- Buying local, organic, or from social enterprises makes an impact!"
And to that, I'll just say  AMEN!


I know you all want to learn about Mara's sustainable chocolate - here's her website: https://thegoodchocolatier.com
You can find her on Insta:
https://www.instagram.com/thegoodchocolatier/
And on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TheGOODChocolatier
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mara-mennicken-24609469/

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