Vintage Plantation Chocolates was born out of the true love of chocolate and the desire to get back to making chocolate the way it should be made. The company was originally founded by Pierrick Chouard and Allan Suarez, chocoholics and rugby mates, in 1993. Disappointed by the quality of mass-produced chocolate and concerned by the disappearance of the small cocoa farmers Pierrick and Allan decided to start with the cocoa bean at its source. Vintage Plantations' mission is to safeguard heirloom cocoa varieties, to encourage new sustainable cultivation methods that preserve the rainforest, and to guarantee a fair price for cacao planters. All of Vintage Plantation's bars are Rainforest Alliance certified.