So it is Easter morning and you find a box of chocolates with your name on it. What do you hope will be inside? A delicious good quality chocolate or a cheap bunny shaped artificially flavored chocolate essence candy? Not a tough one to answer…quality for me. And how wonderful if this box could help out the planet and its people in an ethical way too?
I was lucky enough to receive a box of Green & Black’s Organic Butterscotch Mini Eggs to try and judge. These small eggs are created with delicious milk chocolate blended with crisp, crunchy toffee. There were 13 eggs in the box, all wrapped individually in foil. Now I am more of a dark chocolate kind a gal so milk chocolate does not knock my socks off but I do have to say these were quite tasty. And you can definitely taste the toffee. I loved them enough that I would buy them myself..probably in regular chocolate bar format during the year.
I am not at the point where I regularly seek out organic foods but trying and incorporating one slowly into your shopping habits would be a good thing. Chocolate is a great way to start. You can read below parts of the the Green & Black’s Eggcellent Easter Collection Press Release:
Known for its high-quality, premium organic chocolate bars, Green & Black’s — the world’s leader in organic and Fair Trade chocolate — offers a mouth-watering, indulgent Easter range made with fine, ethically sourced ingredients. With Green & Black’s large Dark 70% and Milk Chocolate Easter Eggs and organic Mini Eggs, Easter will be more delicious than ever!
This year, when consumers choose any of Green & Black’s Organic premium, organic chocolate Easter Eggs they will be helping to improve the lives of farmers and their families living a world away. Just in time for this Easter, the entire collection of Green & Blacks Organic Easter Eggs has been Fair Trade Certified.
Fair Trade has one of the leading product certification and labeling systems in the world. Green & Blacks Organic is recognized as the first company to ever launch a Fair Trade chocolate product, with its Maya Gold Chocolate Bar. Fair Trade principles are simple: farmers are paid a fair and guaranteed price for their crop, plus an additional social premium that is invested back into their communities. The farmers choose where the premium is invested and the entire process is managed and audited by Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO) International and its member organizations, including TransFair Canada. All Green & Black’s Organic chocolate bars and Easter Egg Collection bear the Fair Trade mark, letting consumers know that the sourcing of the product meets rigorous standards.
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I read about the horrific lives of chocolate bean farmers and the child labor that goes on on Mariana’s blog (history of Greek cooking) and I was really depressed about it. Great to know one company treats humans that make them $ fairly.
Green & Black’s chocolate is so good! I want to find that in my Easter basket!
Haha, I do love Green & Black’s, that’s why I’m trying to cook through their whole cookbook! It’s too bad they were taken over by Cadbury, now Kraft, but glad to hear they still hold the same ethical policy 🙂
Yumm I love Green and Black’s chocolate! These eggs sound awesome with butterscotch inside!
Cool post Eve. Every bit helps.