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Valentine’s Day Essentials: Fair Trade Chocolates

Your chocolate choices matter! When you buy fair trade chocolates, you’re helping to create economic opportunity in the developing world, support community projects and make a difference in the lives of farmers and producers. How? Because fair trade certification:
  • Ensures fair wages for farmers, workers and producers
  • Provides resources for social, economic and community development projects
  • Is third-party verified

Looking to make a difference this Valentine’s Day? Whole Foods Market has you covered. Here’s a taste of the fair trade chocolate choices in stores now:

Alter Eco Truffles

These organic fair trade delights are from Alter Eco, which was started by a group of friends who share a passion for economic and social justice and food. From the start, their mission has been to work with small-scale farms in the developing world aiming to celebrate specific regions and their traditions.

Lake Champlain Organic Chocolate Squares

Show you care with these organic valentine chocolate squares. Their ready-to-gift box contains more than 30 individually wrapped fair trade and organic chocolate squares. And there’s no need to choose between dark and milk chocolate — it has both!

Lily's Chocolate Pops

Here’s a little sweet fair trade treat for your valentine — without the added sugar! Lily’s stevia-sweetened 55% dark chocolate pops offer the indulgence you crave, and their stevia-sweetened 40% milk chocolate pops have all the velvety smoothness that you expect. These pops are Non-GMO Project verified too.

Theo Chocolate Bars

Treat your sweetie to these decadent organic and fair trade desserts from Theo Chocolate — My Cherry Baby features cherries in creamy 45% milk chocolate while Cinnamon Love Crunch boasts the red-hot crunch of cinnamon brittle in smooth 70% dark chocolate.

Huge thanks go out to our vendor partners that take extra steps with their suppliers to ensure that their supply chains are responsibly sourced to make a difference in the world. Together we can raise the bar…or truffle!

Are you gifting fair trade chocolates this Valentine’s Day? Let me know in the comments below.