In our humble opinion, the best thing about the holiday season isn’t the gifts, the crisp weather, or the holiday music… It’s all about the baked goods! (And, of course, the precious time spent with your loved ones).
This season, you can make an impact by swapping out traditional baking ingredients for Fairtrade ones. Fairtrade sourcing is so important because most regular trade disproportionately benefits corporations at the end of the supply chain, rather than supporting the people at the beginning. When you choose to shop Fairtrade, you can be confident that our rigorous standards help ensure that farmers and workers are getting a fair deal, better pay and better working conditions.
Here are some of our favorite Fairtrade certified baking products to use this holiday season:
Renewal Mill Upcycled Baking Mixes
Believe it or not, you can help reduce global food waste even while baking up a storm! Renewal Mill, a woman-led company based out of Oakland, CA, offers upcycled baking mixes for dark chocolate brownies, oat chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies and pumpkin spice cookies. What’s more, all of Renewal Mill’s baking mixes were crafted by James Beard Award winning cookbook author Alice Medrich, who is known for her work in developing delicious alternative flours.
Rodelle Fairtrade Vanilla Extract
Whether you’re a seasoned baker who uses whole vanilla beans, or a hobbyist who prefers the convenience of vanilla extract, Rodelle’s vanilla products add a deliciously creamy and sweet flavor that others can’t match! Rodelle’s Fairtrade Vanilla Extract is hand selected from Madagascar to ensure great quality. This product will work great in desserts like pound cake, ice cream, and even in icing for your holiday cookies!
Navitas Cacao Nibs
The holidays aren’t complete without tons of chocolate desserts. That’s where Navitas’ Cacao Nibs come in to play. Peeled and crumbled from whole cacao beans, these nibs are packed with nutrients like antioxidants, fiber and vital minerals. You can add these to any chocolate recipe, or even eat them straight out of the bag!
Highground Instant Coffee
Calling all coffee-crazed confection lovers! Highground coffee sells organic, sustainably sourced Fairtrade instant coffee that would make a perfect ingredient for desserts like coffee cakes, tiramisu, or even cheesecakes. No matter if you prefer decaf or regular, you know your purchase is helping to support farming communities across the world.
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