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Divine celebrates a decade of fairtrade chocolate at

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SE1-based fairtrade company Divine Chocolate has marked its tenth birthday with a four-day exhibition at

Divine celebrates a decade of fairtrade chocolate at

Divine Chocolate is co-owned by Kuapa Kokoo, a co-operative of 45,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana who grow the Fairtrade beans for Divine and Dubble and who share in the profits.

The exhibition at Oxo Tower Wharf brought together a collection of striking images by leading photojournalists giving an insight into the lives of Kuapa Kokoo farmers.

The firm – which has its offices in Gainsford Street near Tower Bridge – now produces nine different bars. The latest is white chocolate with strawberries.

This year Divine has produced a dark chocolate Advent Calendar (£2.95).

All Divine products are available from

The firm will also have a presence at the Ethical Christmas Emporium to be held at the Bargehouse later this month.

Last year managing director Sophi Tranchell won a major award for women in business and the company was named Britain's best social enterprise.

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