Posts Tagged ‘company profiles’

Eighth day of chocolate: Frontier Co-op

December 20, 2009

On the eighth day of chocolate, bake something delicious with fair trade cocoa powder from Frontier Co-op.

frontier cocoa powder Frontier Co-op

Why Frontier is great:

In addition to offering this high quality cocoa powder, Frontier also offers hundreds of fair trade foods, teas, spices and other baking ingredients. Their products are also certified organic.

Seventh day of Chocolate: Dagoba

December 19, 2009

On the seventh day of chocolate, check out the baking cocoa, syrup, drinking chocolate, and Conocado bar from Dagoba.

Why Dagoba is great:

Somewhere down the line, Dagoba is owned by Hershey’s, one of the largest purchasers of non-fair trade chocolate in the world. By supporting their fair trade products (drinking cocoa, syrup, baking cocoa and Conocado bar), we as consumers can send a message to Hershey’s that fair trade is the way to go! As fair trade becomes more profitable for them, they will have an incentive to grow their fair trade line.

Sixth day of chocolate:

December 18, 2009

On the sixth day of chocolate, make yourself a mug of delicious hot cocoa from Providence Coffee:

Providence Coffee

Why Providence Coffee is great:

Not only is Providence Coffee a great place to find any hot beverage (coffee, tea, or hot chocolate), they are fair trade and organic, donate money to relief organizations that help workers and their families in places where their products are sourced, and work to promote fair trade and ethical business practices.

Fifth day of Chocolate: Art Bars

December 17, 2009

On the fifth day of chocolate, check out Art Bars, by Ithaca Fine Chocolates.

Art Bars

Why Art Bars are great:

According to its website, Ithaca Fine Chocolates was the first company to offer fair trade certified chocolate in the U.S. Founded by an art historian, Art Bars also feature a small reproduction of a piece of art on cards inside the wrappers, and a minimum of 10% of profits are donated to art education programs both locally and globally.

Fourth day of chocolate:

December 16, 2009

On this fourth “day of chocolate,” try some mint dark chocolate from Alter-Eco:

Why Alter-Eco is great:

Alter-Eco has a vision of growing the fair trade business model to close the gap between the rich and the poor. In addition to fair trade chocolate, Alter-Eco also has a great selection of teas, rice, sugar, quinoa and coffee.

Third day of chocolate: Taza

December 15, 2009

On this third “day of chocolate,” check out the delicious chocolate-covered almonds from Taza:

Taza

Why Taza is great:

After a trip to Oaxaca to learn about the deep tradition of chocolate, Taza’s co-founder decided to begin producing artisan quality Mexican-style chocolate, rather than familiar European-style chocolate candy. Taza also maintains a commitment to fairly compensate the growers.

Second day of chocolate: Endangered Species

December 14, 2009

Happy Holidays! For the next twelve days, Bake it Forward will be presenting twelve tasty chocolate treats from companies that use or produce fairly traded chocolate.

On this second “day of chocolate,” check out the dark chocolate with blueberries chocolate bar from Endangered Species:

Why Endangered Species is great:

“we see chocolate as a medium to save species, conserve habitat and honor human life. Our cacao beans are sourced and harvested from small family-owned properties and are ethically traded. ESC also pays fair prices for harvested products so cacao farmers can maintain their properties. We add to the impact of each bar by donating 10 percent of our net profits to environmental organizations that work to help endangered species and their habitats.”
-from their website

First day of chocolate: Chuao

December 13, 2009

Happy Holidays! For the next twelve days, Bake it Forward will be presenting twelve tasty chocolate treats from companies that use or produce fairly traded chocolate.

On this first “day of chocolate,” check out the delicious “nutty or nice” truffle box from Chuao:

Why Chuao is great:

Named after the famous cacao-growing region in Venezuela, Chuao buys chocolate responsibly and at fair prices. Their flavor combinations are unusual, creative, and delicious; true chocolate artisans.