Valentine’s Day Guide to Better Chocolate


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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner but before you pick up that heart-shaped box of chocolates from the drug store, consider this: Those chocolates most likely contain a bunch of crappy ingredients and were probably produced without care to environmental and social conditions whatsoever. Is that the kind of love you want to show your sweetie?

This year, I’m putting my money where my mouth is by buying chocolate with better ingredients and produced following organic, non-GMO and ethical standards. In case you’re looking to do the same, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite “better” chocolate brands. (affiliate*)

Alter Eco – To-die-for truffles in flavors like Salted Caramel and Sea Salt (see top photo). Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified.

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Endangered Species – Ethically produced chocolate supporting endangered animals in lots of yummy flavors. Bite-sized squares (as seen in top photo) are a great kid-pleasing option. Certified Organic options available.

Salazon – Salted organic dark chocolate. Need I say more? Various flavors available but the original is my fav by far. USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified.

Green & Black’s – A British chocolate company committed to Fair Trade business practices. True chocolate connoisseurs will love the 85% dark chocolate bar. Certified USDA Organic and Fair Trade.

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Equal Exchange – This worker-owned coop not only makes darn good chocolate (try the chocolate espresso bean!), they make it possible for small scale farmers to make a living. Certified USDA Organic.

Sjaak’s – If you really want to give that heart-shaped box, here’s an option that is both 100% organic and vegan.

What’s your favorite “better” chocolate brand?

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  1. Oh yes please!!! We got some of the AlterEco truffles for the boys’ stocking stuffers this year and, well, I wasn’t able to resist. They were AMAZING! I’ve gotten so used to eating the good stuff that I really cannot go back. Pinning.

  2. Thanks for sharing all those different choices for chocolate that we can feel good eating! My favourite is GiddyYoYo. I want some in my belly right now!

  3. For affordability, it’s hard to beat Whole Foods own fair-trade chocolate. I like several of these other brands, but many are new to me! I’ve really liked Theo’s too, which is local to me.

  4. Lisa @Retro Housewife Goes Green says:

    Yum! Those are some great options! I really like Endangered Species. I’ve also heard good things about the Alter Eco truffles, I need to try them.

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