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Current Fairtrade Featured Partner: Lily's Sweets Chocolate
Meet our March Fairtrade Featured Partner, Lily’s Sweets! Lily’s makes no-sugar-added chocolate for snacking and baking. We love Lily’s because they’re all about the sweet life, for both chocolate lovers and the cocoa farmers behind each bar!
A Commitment to Better Chocolate
Lily’s roots are in using food for good, healthier living. In 2003 Founder Cynthia Tice was running her own natural foods store when she decided to kick sugar. But she couldn’t give up chocolate. So in 2010, Cynthia made her own no sugar added chocolate and launched Lily’s Sweets. Today Lily's makes 17 types of Fairtrade sugar-free chocolate, including chocolate bark, baking chips, and of course dark, extra dark, and milk chocolate bars. And Lily’s isn’t stopping there. This year, Lily’s will be launching peanut butter cups, chocolate covered almonds, and chocolate covered peanuts. It’s easier than ever to pick up your favorite Lily’s treats. They’re currently sold in 10,000 retailers across the U.S. (up from 3,000 in 2017!) including Whole Foods, Kroger, and Publix.
Sweetening the Deal for Farmers
Lily’s growth has supported chocolate lovers in their commitment to reducing sugar intake while also sweetening the deal for cocoa farmers in West Africa. Just last year Lily’s paid more than $238,000 in Fairtrade Premiums paid directly to cocoa farmers in West Africa! With these extra funds cocoa farmers could support community initiatives, like investing in education for the next generation, and strengthening their cooperatives by investing in infrastructure (like high-quality storage facilities for all cocoa that makes it into your Lily’s chocolate bar).
Whether you buy Lily’s chocolate as part of your journey to kick sugar (https://dawnjacksonblatner.com/2019/01/lilys-21-day-no-added-sugar-challenge/), because you vote with your dollars, or for baking a treat to share with friends and family (link to https://www.lilyssweets.com/blogs/live/double-chocolate-madeleines), you too contribute to improving the livelihoods of farmers.
We’re celebrating Lily’s Sweets positively sweet impact on the lives of cocoa farmers with a giveaway! Show us your Fairtrade smarts to win this sweet gift:
- 12 of Lily’s chocolate bars
- 2 bags of Lily’s baking chips
- Fairtrade tote
We’ll choose TWO winners on Friday, March 22. To enter the giveaway see our Instagram for details.
We invite you to celebrate Lily’s Fairtrade impact with a special coupon! If you’d like to keep up with the sweet life, sign up for Lily’s newsletter here.
Test out your baking skills with this recipe for Fairtrade Double Chocolate Madeleines using Lily's Baking Chocolate. It's sure to impress!