Valentine’s Day Essentials: Fair Trade Chocolates

Show you care this Valentine’s Day with fair trade chocolates. When you buy fair trade products, 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.

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 SquaresShow 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 BarsTreat 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.

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