Happy Halloween! This year, it's expected that Halloween candy sales will reach a record $2.75 billion in retail sales. According to the National Confectioners Association, Halloween is the biggest holiday for seasonal candy sales, accounting for about 34 percent of seasonal candy sales (outnumbering Christmas, Easter and Valentine's Day). And, if you took all the candy that’s sold during Halloween week, it would equal about 300,000 tons or two pounds of candy per American!
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 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.
Co-op Name: Oro Verde
Number of Producers: 1,687
Average Farm Size: 2.5 hectares
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
Americans consume millions of pounds of chocolate per year, but where does it all come from?
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.
From the Blog
October 9, 2017
In 2010, Equal Exchange and TCHO Chocolate embarked on a journey to partner in new and innovative ways with cacao co-operatives in Peru, Ecuador and Dominican Republic. With support from the USAID Co-operative Development Program, we set out to develop a project focused on three key factors for cooperative success: quality, productivity, and capitalization.Equal Exchange