Founder & CEO, Choc Chick Raw Chocolates Ltd.
Galia Orme is an award-winning entrepreneur who has taken her passion for chocolate and developed a successful business, CHOC CHICK, offering organic raw cacao ingredients, superfood cacao blends, raw chocolate and cacao snacks in over 800 stores worldwide. All CHOC CHICK ingredients are sourced ethically and sustainably from cooperatives in Ecuador and Peru. Her cacao products are free from gluten, dairy and processed sugar and do not include any mono-culture ingredients such as palm oil or soya lecithin, so they are good for us and good for our planet.
Born in Argentina, Galia is a bit of a globe trotter, having lived in 5 different countries throughout her life and settled in the UK since 2002. Her previous work experience has been varied, to say the least! From studying law, to working in marketing communications for the high-tech industry in Israel and the USA, volunteering in the UK with trafficked young women, singing in an obscure rock band, to business development for an internet marketing company in Brighton. After turning 40 and deciding it was finally time to do something she really loved (a toss between being a rock chick or a choc chick), a chance discovery of raw chocolate making lead to months of recipe developments and the launch of her range of dairy free chocolate making kits and organic cacao ingredients in 2009. By 2010 she was stocked in retailers across the UK and Europe and in 2011 Galia made her first of many visits to Ecuador to source her organic cacao ingredients directly and meet the farmers and growers that now supply CHOC CHICK. In 2018 she launched her new range of vegan, dairy free and gluten free chocolate snacks that she developed in Ecuador and Peru and a fresh new look and branding for CHOC CHICK has been revealed that focuses on women and better reflects the purpose and direction of the company.
In 2016 Galia won Business Parent of the Year for the South East and London at the NatWest Mum and Working Awards as well as the Women Empowerment Award at the European Sustainability Academy (ESA) for her contribution to sustainable cocoa sourcing. Her products have won Gold and Silver in 2018 and 2019 at the prestigious Free From Food Awards in London and The Janey Lee Grace Platinum Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
CHOC CHICK organic cacao products can be found online www.chocchick.com and in over 600 retailers, farm shops and delis throughout the UK and over 200 international retailers including; Ocado, Asda, Holland & Barrett (UK, Ireland, Benelux and Sweden), Whole Foods Market UK, Sourced Market, John Lewis Foods Halls, Selfridges, TK Maxx, Amnesty International, The Eden Project, The Vegan Kind, Mega Mart (UAE).