Chocolate & Cocoa

 

Equal Exchange chocolates and cocoas are crafted using only the purest ingredients, grown with care by small farmer co-ops. We source from these small farmer organizations because we believe they are the heart and soul of the Fair Trade movement.

Farmer Partners

  • “Like Equal Exchange, we want to improve the lives of our small farmer members,” said Hildebrando Cárdenas Salazar, general manager of Oro Verde. The co-op was founded in 1999 with 56 members, and now there are 1,200 members.

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  • Cooperativa de Producción Agro-Industrial Manduvira Ltda (Manduvira Co-op) is located in the village of Arroyos y Esteros (Streams and Swamps), in the southwestern region of Paraguay.

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  • Fortaleza del Valle was founded in 2005 to improve living conditions for small-scale cacao producers in the Manabí Province of Ecuador. The co-operative is made up of five regional groups, with over 630 farmers as members.

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Taste, Learn, Explore

Recipes

  • Key Ingredients
    • Equal Exchange Organic Earl Grey Tea
    • Equal Exchange Organic Panama Extra Dark Chocolate 
    #Dessert #Soy free #Vegetarian
  • Key Ingredients
    • Equal Exchange Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • Equal Exchange Organic Bittersweet Chocolate Chips 
    • Equal Exchange Organic Baking Cocoa
    #Dessert #Vegetarian

Meet the Team

  • Dary Goodrich
  • Kelsie Evans

From the Blog

  • February 12, 2014·
    Kelsie Evans

    #chocolate #co-ops
  • October 25, 2013·
    Jessica Jones-Hughes

    With the holidays approaching, I always get questions about how to avoid packing on the pounds when our offices, homes, parties and stores are full of tempting, delectable treats.

    #bananas #chocolate #fair foods #recipes
  • November 14, 2013·
    Ashley Cheuk

    I just got back from a weeklong visit to the Dominican Republic, where a group of us--a mix of Equal Exchange staff, food co-op managers, and Interfaith liaisons--visited cacao-growing communities that belong to CONACADO Co-op, an umbrella organization of about 10,000 cacao farmers.

    #chocolate
  • March 23, 2010·
    Jessica Jones-Hughes

    A fellow Equal Exchange chocolate lover pointed out to me the surprisingly high amount of iron per serving, thus giving us an excuse to consume more. How does chocolate get so much iron and is it readily absorbable? -

    #chocolate