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Fair Trade Chocolate for Halloween a Real Treat

Fair Trade Chocolate for Halloween a Real Treat

My daughter and I read a picture book recently about Halloween. We both laughed at the appalled look on the children’s faces when they received a box of raisins and a toothbrush from one of their conscientious neighbors. Sorry, but to kids, that definitely qualifies as a trick.

Let’s face it–most kids want candy at Halloween. This year, why not satisfy their sweet tooth, while making a contribution to the lives of others by distributing fair trade certified chocolates? It’s kind of like combining candy-giving with making a Unicef donation in one shot–something fun for the kids, something good for the world.

Check out the chocolate gold coins and chocolate eggs, made from cocoa grown by farmers in Ghana. Your purchase of these chocolate bars, made of organic cocoa and sugar, and supports small farm families in the Dominican Republic and Paraguay.

Yes, these goodies are pricier than the bulk packaged candies at the supermarket, but you get what you pay for. And in this case the payoff is big: happy kids, fairly paid farmers, and, be honest, you’re going to eat a few yourself!

Find Fair Trade Certified chocolate here:
Divine Chocolate
Global Exchange
Dagoba Chocolate

Read more about Healthy and Fair Trade Certified Chocolate.

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By Terri Hall-Jackson, contributing writer, Care 2

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Terri Hall

Terri Hall lives in the Hudson Valley with her family. In addition to writing, Terri works with public television and radio stations/networks in the area of new media, and leads workshops on authentic and empowered living.

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5:21PM PST on Nov 10, 2013

Thank you.

5:20PM PST on Nov 10, 2013

Thank you.

5:19PM PST on Nov 10, 2013

Thank you.

5:19PM PST on Nov 10, 2013

Thank you.

5:18PM PST on Nov 10, 2013

Thank you.

4:14PM PST on Feb 13, 2012

Interesting read on Fair Trade chocolate.

4:39PM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Thanks for the article

5:33PM PST on Feb 2, 2012

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8:23PM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

~I don't believe I've purchased candy from the Dominican Republic or Paraguay~I'll look for these items in the future~I agree with others that it would be costly to purchase enough of this candy to go around~

10:54AM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

I agree with some of the other comments here, fair trade chocolate is a great idea, but very expensive to buy.

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