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5 Fair Trade Chocolates to Try This Valentine’s Day

I increasingly live by this motto: When you know better, you do better. And while I am not perfect, I like to purchase fair trade products as often as I can and share the products I find with all of you.

If you don’t yet know, products that are labeled fair trade are traded with greater equity. That is, not only does the purchaser benefit, so do those who manufacture, produce, or create a product. In this case, it’s chocolate of which most cocoa is grown and produced in the developing world. You can visit fairtradeusa.org to learn more about fair trade as well as www.fairtradefederation.org.

This Valentine’s Day consider buying chocolate that benefits those who produced the sweetness that you’ll be eating and sharing with your loved ones.

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  • Sibu Sura Decadent Dark Bar 1 of 5
    Sibu Sura Decadent Dark Bar
    Sibu Sura's 70% Cacao Decadent Dark Signature Bar is handcrafted in small batches from organic and fair trade single origin Peruvian cacao beans. Our hand selected beans have a fruity note, smooth texture, and moderate intensity. Buy at sibusira.com.
  • 70% Dark Chocolate Hearts 2 of 5
    70% Dark Chocolate Hearts
    Critically acclaimed, smooth, rich, dark chocolate hearts wrapped in shiny red foil, glinting through heart-shaped cut-outs in a black and gold cathedral pack. Buy at shop.divinechocolateusa.com.
  • Organic Fair Trade 100% Cacao Unsweetened Baking Bar 3 of 5
    Organic Fair Trade 100% Cacao Unsweetened Baking Bar
    A decadent baking bar with an intense chocolate flavor and velvety texture -- the perfect choice for making indulgent deserts! Your purchase of this Fair Trade Certifiedâ„¢ product directly supports a better life for cocoa farming families through fair prices, direct trade, community development and environmental stewardship. Buy: sunspire.com
  • Sweetheart Valentine Chocolate Heart 18pc 4 of 5
    Sweetheart Valentine Chocolate Heart 18pc
    Sweetie a double-decker chocolate heart box filled with gourmet treats, from chocolate caramel and raspberry hearts to chocolate hazelnut snowflakes Buy at www.lakechamplainchocolates.com
  • riotBar 70% Fabulous Flax 5 of 5
    riotBar 70% Fabulous Flax
    What makes the sweetriot riotBar so special? It is sweetriot's very first Fair Trade Certified and Organic line. The sweetriot riotBar supports fair trade and sourcing cacao exclusively in Latin America, which directly supports a better life for farming families through fair prices and direct trade. sweetriot continues to support emerging artists by putting original artwork on every package. sweet thx to artist Claudia Cappelle. Buy at sweetriot.com

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