October isn’t just about ghouls and goblins – it’s also about fairness for farmers.
October is Fair Trade Month, when people around the world join together to make sure farmers can get a better deal for their hard work. Celebrate the end of Fair Trade Month by making your Halloween fair! Give your trick-or-treaters chocolate they’ll love and do good by the farmers who produced the cocoa and sugar. No tricks here, just treats!
The fact is, for many struggling cocoa farmers, the future can be downright scary. Seventy percent of the world’s cocoa comes from Western Africa, where farmers often struggle to earn enough to support their families, plan for the future, or even meet basic needs. There’s even the possibility that the cocoa in that convenience store candy bar you usually give out was harvested by a child not much older than the trick-or-treater at your door.
Chocolate bearing the Fairtrade seal means the whole supply chain – from bean to bar – meets or exceeds our strict certification standards. For farmers, that means a getting a better price for their product, democratic decision making, and safer conditions in the workplace, to name a few. For you, that means peace of mind and a great tasting treat.
This Halloween, ditch the tricks and treat farmers fairly by handing out Fairtrade chocolate!
- These mini bars from Divine Chocolate, available in both milk and dark varieties, are sure to please any trick-or-treater.
- Is it still bad luck if a black cat is made of dark chocolate? EMVI Chocolate is celebrating Halloween with milk and dark chocolate scaredy cats and this gourd-geous Fairtrade chocolate witch.
- Endangered Species Chocolate has milk and dark chocolate Bug Bites that are perfect handout size and include a full-color info card with facts about at-risk insects.
- Chocolate and Love has tins of mini dark chocolate bars that will please even the pickiest trick-or-treater (just try not to eat them all yourself first)
We’re in this together
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