Archive for March, 2012

Ethical Chocolate Bar of the Week: March 25th

March 25, 2012

The Chuao Caracas bar



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Get a little nutty this week. A wealth of almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios swimming in rich milk chocolate makes for a grand adventure in the mouth. In fact, Chuao prides itself in their chocolate adventures, producing prime gourmet chocolate with crazy delicious twists. Even better, though Chuao doesn’t have a label certifying their cocoa fair trade, they ensure through their Aguasanta Growth Initiative that not only are their farmers receiving above market prices for their cocoa (and thus fair living wages), but also that the cocoa itself being grown remains extremely high quality (as Venezuelan cocoa is known for) through sustainable growing techniques.


See where to get a bar here.




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Ethical Chocolate Bar of the Week: March 18th

March 18, 2012

The Alter Eco Dark Coconut Toffee bar



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This week calls for something sweet, and sweet it is! With a guarantee of fair labor practices and excellent quality products and a local presence commitment to those producing their ingredients, Alter Eco is very sweet indeed. The bar’s good too, of course. So go out and get one, and do something sweet for others in the process!

 

Here’s where to find it.

 

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Ethical Chocolate Bar of the Week: March 11th

March 11, 2012

The Sweetriot Pure 85% Dark Chocolate bar



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Happy Daylight Savings Day! A momentous occasion such as this warrants a BRAND NEW ethical chocolatier to check out: sweetriot. A young NYC-based company on a mission, sweetriot’s got spunk, idealism and that important commitment to paying their partner farmers fair, supportive wages. On top of all this sweetriot uses each new bar and their website as an opportunity to promote up-and-coming artists, AND they’re all about recycling. Do you need anymore reasons to buy a sweetriot bar? Well, this one’s freaking delicious to cap it all off. Show these young, innovative chocolatiers some love by enjoying one of their bars! They deserve it, and so do you.


Here’s where to find one.



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Ethical Chocolate Bar of the Week: March 4th

March 4, 2012

The Equal Exchange Orange Dark Chocolate bar

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Equal Exchange not only has a super wide range of fairly traded and organically farmed products available, but they also emphasize their strong commitment to buying from small farmer cooperatives. With 25 years of experience and coop partners in 21 countries, Equal Exchange has truly mastered chocolatiering, among several other things. That’s why the Orange Dark Chocolate bar is so stinking good, a tang of orange in every bite. They even blog, which is so totally in.

 

Here’s where to look to find this and other great bars. —- to add to their little list of supermarkets, I get their bars from Wholefoods.

 

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