The best brands for fair trade & organic chocolate for Valentine’s Day.
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 fair trade standards. In case you’re looking to do the same, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite “better” chocolate brands.
Fair Trade & Organic Chocolate Brands
Alter Eco – To-die-for truffles in flavors like Salted Caramel and Sea Salt (see top photo). Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified.
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.
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.
Theo – Seattle based company that uses fair trade and organic cocoa beans with lots of unique flavors.
What’s your favorite fair trade & organic chocolate brand?