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Organic, Fair Trade Chocolate -- Buy it Online
The Social Benefits of Fair Trade
A fair price
The Fair Trade Certified label guarantees that farmers and workers received a fair price for their product. The Fair Trade price means that farmers can feed their families and that their children can go to school instead of working in the fields.
By receiving a fair price, Fair Trade producers can avoid cost-cutting practices that sacrifice quality. The Fair Trade producers' traditional artesanal farming methods result in exceptional products.
Care for the environment
Most Fair Trade Certified coffee, tea and chocolate in the US is certified organic and shade grown. This means that the products you buy maintain biodiversity, provide shelter for migratory birds and help reduce global warming.
Why Buy Organic, Fair Trade Chocolate?
Chocolate--it's smooth, sweet, and sinful, a delectable indulgence that also happens to be good for you. As long as you partake responsibly, you don't have to feel guilty about your love for chocolate, and if you want chocolate that makes you feel good about buying it, then consider organic, fair trade chocolate. Fair trade means that middlemen are eliminated and farmers receive a guaranteed fair price so they can be competitive in the global economy.
Buy Organic, FairTrade Chocolate Online
Fortunately, several online chocolate makers offer organic, fair trade chocolate for the consumer who wants to enjoy their chocolate treats guilt-free. Here are a few that are guaranteed to please your taste buds as well as your conscience:
Divine Chocolate is an organic, fair trade chocolate company whose chocolate is produced by members of the Kuapa Kokoo, a co-op of about 20,000 small-scale farmers in Ghana who also have partial ownership of the company. They offer a wide varity of chocolate bars, from the more common milk and dark chocolates to more fruity flavors like Dark Chocolate with Raspberries, as well as special-occasion candy for Easter and Christmas.
If you're looking for something truly different, check out Theo Chocolate which lauds itself as "proud to be the only organic, fair trade, bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the United States." Located in Seattle, Washington, Theo Chocolates offers something for everyone. Their unique gift sets include such pairings as chocolate and beer, chocolate and wine, and chocolate and books. Their section entitled "Fantasy Flavors" includes unique inventions such as Bread & Chocolate, Coconut Curry, and Fig, Fennel & Almond.
Green & Black's Organic Chocolate
Green & Black's Organic Chocolate was started in 1994 after the founders discovered a local drink called Kukuh, made with cocoa beans and spices, while vacationing in Belize. They decided to create their own version of the taste in their chocolate, and called it Maya Gold. Green & Black's offers organic, fair trade chocolate bars in many wonderful flavors including their original Maya Gold and the more traditional peanut and toffee flavors, as well as baking bars and hot chocolate.
Sweet Earth Chocolates
Sweet Earth Chocolates are 100% made in the USA. Their organic, fair trade confections include a delectable assortment of hand made chocolates from caramels, cremes, nuts & chews to creamy, rich truffles. They also do custom orders for weddings.
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