What we stand for

At Treat Dreams we create decadent treats to suit your ethics and your tastebuds.

We think it's important you know what we stand for so you know where to spend your hard earned dollars.

 

Animals
We love them, so we don't use them

We use products free from animals and animal derived ingredients. This means we don't don't use dairy, eggs, gelatine, carmine, cochineal or other sneaky animal derived products. We're a 100% vegan business.

We spend a lot of time perfecting our recipes to replicate the taste and mouth feel of 'traditional' recipes without the cruelty. It's why we test our recipes on non vegans first. If they can't tell the difference, it goes on our menu!

We source our chocolate from a manufacturer who also produces dairy chocolate, which means that by law, we're obliged to tell you it may contain traces of dairy. They have supplied us with technical specifications of their allergen testing and we're satisfied with the results. Thankfully some ingredient manufacturers are catching on and planning to convert their factories to be vegan accredited, which involves building a separate warehouse with no shared ducting, doors etc.

 

Farmers
Cacao farmers deserve a fair trade

We believe cacao farmers deserve fair prices and fair working conditions. It's why we use fair trade chocolate to create your treats.

It's a sad truth that many non fair trade chocolate farms have regularly been found to use poor practices such as child labour. Cacao farmers have often struggled to negotiate fair bean prices, which leave their villages without funds to buy basic necessities such as water pumps.

Our luxury purchases at home aren't worth the impact they're having on farmers if this is the cost. Our society is better than this.

It's why our fair trade accredited chocolate costs us more to buy than other options. We know it's worth it and we will not compromise.

 

Planet
We're working to reduce out impact on the planet

Lower carbon footprint + less packaging
Back in 2017 we switched to selling through established retail businesses, rather than directly. This has reduced the amount of shipping (road and air miles) and packaging (boxes, cool packs, padding and tape) to get our products to you. By shipping less often, in larger quantities, we reduce the carbon footprint per treat in your hand.

When you buy from Australian producers, you help all of our efforts to reduce this.

More plant friendly packaging
We've been working with our suppliers and stockists to transition to better-for-the-planet packaging.

In addition to our packaging being 100% recyclable:

With every print run we research the latest technologies available to reduce our footprint further. Watch this space as we continue to improve our eco contribution.

Supporting eco warriors
We're also proud to have contributed to Sea Shepard fundraising efforts (creating custom chocolates and donating retail chocolates). Check out the work they do, they're pretty amazing!

 

Love
Love is love, let's celebrate

We think love is kind of a big deal. And we're here for it.

Members of the Treat Dreams family and community are also members of the LGBTIQA+ community. It was a tough time in the lead up to the YES vote and the strength and friendship from everyone in our community saw us through.

While the survey didn't need to happen, now that it's done we're here to help couples celebrate their special days.

Treat Dreams create bespoke chocolate wedding favours / bonbonerie with colours and flavours that are all your own. Talk to us about our wedding chocolate packages, where it's all about making your day exactly the way you want it.