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.

Our Products

  • Our 80g organic dark chocolate and milk chocolate bars combine famous Swiss standards in chocolate making with fairly traded ingredients from small farmer co-ops.
  • These bite-sized organic chocolates are our solution to those anytime chocolate cravings.
  • Our organic cocoas are made with high quality, Dutch-processed, organic cocoa powder and make a rich, comforting treat.
  • Our cocoas are crafted using only the purest ingredients, grown with care by small farmer co-ops.
  • Use these delicious Organic Chocolate Chips to add even more chocolatey goodness to your favorite chocolate recipe.

Farmer Partners

  • Oro Verde

    “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.

  • Manduvira

    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.

  • Fortaleza del Valle

    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.

Taste, Learn, Explore

  • Why Fair Trade Matters

    Why Fair Trade Chocolate Matters

    Americans consume millions of pounds of chocolate per year, but where does it all come from?

  • How is Cocoa Made?

    How is Cocoa Made?

    Meet the producers at CONACADO in the Dominican Republic and see how cacao becomes cocoa. Equal Exchange is proud to have purchased cocoa powder directly from CONACADO since 2011.

  • Try our Chocolate Guide to find your perfect match.

From the Blog

  • July 12, 2017

    In April 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador’s coastal region, killing over 650 people and wounding another 16,000. The epicenter of this destructive phenomenon was located within one of our cacao partner co-operatives, UOPROCAE. Last year, Equal Exchange, the Cooperative Development Foundation, Pronatec (our Swiss partner for chocolate making), food co-operatives, and caring individuals came together to donate over $35,000 to support recovery efforts to two of our partner co-operatives in the region.

    Laura Bechard
  • July 5, 2017

    Sugar. It seems like such a simple thing. The essential ingredient we so often buy in the U.S. that ends up in something delicious that makes us happy - a morning cup of coffee, a celebratory cake, or a pan of brownies. The reality is, sugar is far from simple.

    Equal Exchange