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

  • February 14, 2017

    For me, this Valentine’s Day feels different. Yes, I’ve got chocolate on the mind—as Chocolate Products Manager, I think about it all the time—but there are two other things I keep coming back to. First is the current state of U.S. politics and the division that seems to be the defining character of our country at this time.

    Dary Goodrich
  • November 30, 2016

    It may seem like a distant memory at this point, but you may recall that Ecuador was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April of 2016. The epicenter of the earthquake was located near the town of Muisne – a community that is part of our partner organization UOPROCAE, or the Union of Producers of Cacao of Arriba Esmeraldas. One of the cities that suffered the worst infrastructure damage was Portoviejo, close to our other cacao partner organization Fortaleza del Valle. We reached out immediately to both groups and were very relieved to learn that there were no fatalities among the members and staff of the UOPROCAE or Fortaleza del Valle. However, damage to personal property and the property belonging to the farmer organizations is significant and will be slow to fully rebuild.

    Equal Exchange