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Be my virtuous valentine? Japan gets taste of sustainable chocolate

Eco-friendly ingredients and delivery drive latest products for annual holiday

This colorful collection of chocolates by Mother House is made from select Indonesian cacao beans whose trees are grown among other plants to tout biodiversity.

TOKYO/NAGOYA -- When lovers exchange Valentine's Day chocolates next Monday, it won't be just the brand or sweetness that counts. From using the right kind of cocoa beans to delivering the finished product by eco-friendly means, the entire journey, from tree to mouth, will ideally be ethical.

At Amour du Chocolat, Japan's largest Valentine's Day chocolate event held at the Nagoya department store JR Tokai Takashimaya, this year's theme is SDG, or sustainable development goals.

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