Fresh. Direct. Costa Rican Chocolate.

Mindful Packaging for Mindful Snacking

When you buy packaged foods, what do you look for?

You want them to taste good, of course. But if you're at all like us, that isn't enough…

You may want them to be healthy, too. And convenient. And you may want the people who make them to help you limit your environmental impact...

Single-use plastics and other food packages are, after all, some of the biggest pollutants in the world.

When choosing the packaging for our chocolate, we took your needs and wants to heart…

The Latest Batch chocolate comes from the earth. The cacao. The sugar cane. Without a healthy planet, we wouldn't have any of it. So we take our responsibility to the environment seriously.

This "from the earth, back to the earth" cycle is, in fact, part of the significance of the circle in our logo...


When you look underneath our new 2oz packages (and very soon, our larger packages), here's what you'll see...

 

 


Our chocolate pouches are fully biodegradable and compostable. If you do compost them - even in a home-composting setup - they'll mostly break down within about 85 days. They'll end up as soil, rather than in a landfill. (For those curious, they are ASTM 6400 and D6868 approved.)

We also like this packaging because it's resealable. Open it to grab a wafer or two, then seal it right back up...



This offers two big benefits…

For one, your chocolate will stay fresh and delicious, longer. In its sealed package, your chocolate will keep its "peak flavor" for about 4-5 months after we make it. This means you won't feel like you need to eat it all in one or two sittings. (Few chocolate bars offer this high level of chocolate protection. 😆)

And two, you can easily carry The Latest Batch chocolate around with you, to snack on the go. It won't make a mess, even if it melts. (If it does melt, let it re-solidify. It's still good!)

If you're not ready to say goodbye to your pouch after the chocolate is gone, our chocolate maker Jay has a couple of ideas for you…

• You can store chocolate bars inside, to keep them sealed well.

• You can poke holes in the bottom, fill it with soil, and use it to plant and grow seedlings.


With that, we'll say goodbye, until next time.

As we say in Costa Rica, pura vida,

The Latest Batch team