1) Why “Five North”?
Five degrees north of the equator is where West Africa lies and where 2/3 of the world’s cacao is grown. It’s also home to millions of impoverished cacao farmers as a direct result of the cacao supply chain and chocolate consumption. To change this paradigm, we source only Fair Trade Certified™ cacao at Five North — to support farmers in the developing world and invest back in cacao farming communities! Pretty sweet, huh?
2) What is fair trade?
Fair trade certification supports cacao farmers in the developing world who might otherwise be taken advantage of. Fair trade also prohibits child labor and even helps protect the environment! To learn more, check out Founder Ben’s TEDx Talk on fair trade here!
3) What the heck is a goji berry?
Goji berries are native to Asia — they’re similar to raisins and kind of like a cross between a date and a fig. They’re super high in fiber and Vitamin A + C! (And yummy!)
4) Are your snacks gluten free?
While none of our ingredients contain gluten (yay!), we do not produce in a gluten-free facility. So please use your judgement if you are just avoiding gluten or have a severe gluten allergy.
5) Are your snacks Dairy free?
While none of our ingredients contain dairy (yay!), we do not produce in a dairy-free facility. So please use your judgement if you are just avoiding dairy or have a severe dairy allergy.
6) Are your snacks ORGANIC?
All of our goji berries, pistachios, almonds, and cinnamon are organic certified. The rest of our ingredients are non-GMO! Happy snacking :-)
7) My question wasn’t answered. How can I get in touch?
Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get right back to you!