Archive for November, 2011

Ethical Chocolate Bar of the Week: November 27

November 27, 2011

The Endangered Species Dark Chocolate with Peppermint Crunch


If you’re a holiday grinch then this week’s bar of the week may only be fueling the fire of rage in you kindled by the holiday music suddenly on every radio station, the massive weekend crowds at every shopping center in town and the excessive illumination of every square inch of the Christmas-light riddled and animatronic reindeer infested house cross the street. For that I do apologize, but I promise you that if you go out and try this one little bundle of holiday joy for yourself this week, its cool punch will put out any ember of anger you’ve ever felt.

You can enjoy it as the pouch of 10 mini bars shown, or a full chocolate bar.

Here’s where to get it.

Here’s why you should indulge in this chocolatey-pepperminty treat: Not only are its ingredients 100% ethically traded, but Endangered Species is also dedicated to supporting wildlife and environment conservation efforts in the wild through their ESC Foundation. Every purchase supports their efforts.



Ethical Chocolate Bar of the Week: November 20

November 20, 2011

The Theo Organic Fair Trade Spicy Chile Dark Chocolate bar


70% dark chocolate spiced up with guajillo chile and cinnamon is shockingly delightful, and may even be good baked into your goods for Bake Forward Day next week.

Check out where to get Theo chocolate.

Also check out how Theo pioneered organic chocolate’s movement into the US and how that passion is benefiting the farmers they’re working with and the environment.


Ethical Chocolate Bar of the Week: November 13

November 13, 2011

The Newman’s Own Organics Espresso Dark Chocolate bar


This one goes out to all you students out there in that month-left-of-semester slump, and to all you hard workers just itching for your holiday days off. Push through these final stretches with some sweet dark chocolate and a shot of espresso all in one.

That extra motivation may be closer than you think. Check out where you can find it.

Behind every Newman’s Own chocolate bar is not only USDA Organic certification, but also a commitment to sustainable agriculture, the world’s rainforests and the farmers that produce the cocoa through Rainforest Alliance certification.

Just look for this logo:



Ethical Chocolate Bar of the Week: November 6

November 6, 2011

The Divine White Chocolate with Strawberries bar


Ring in November with a creamy sweet little bar of gold packed with nuggets of strawberry crisps. Let its goodness remind you to take each day of this holiday season with joy and ease, and remember that it’s not about stress and traffic and consumerism, but about all the sweet little things that you can do to better the lives of others. Buying this ethical chocolate bar means you’ve already started!

Treat yourself this week. Pick up a bar.

Not only is Divine certified Fair Trade by buying its cocoa only from the Kuapa Kokoo cooperative in Ghana, but they go a step further to show that any product we buy should be an opportunity to get to know the people who produced it for us. Check out their Meet the Farmers page and a series of Films put together about the farmers of Kuapa Kokoo.