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!
Read more about Healthy and Fair Trade Certified Chocolate.
By Terri Hall-Jackson, contributing writer, Care 2