Don't give out chocolate made with child labor.
Halloween should be fun for kids. But falling commodity prices mean chocolate farmers in West Africa struggle with poverty. In the worst cases, farms rely on child labor and trafficked workers to harvest the crop. The world's biggest chocolate companies know about this, but haven't done enough to stop it.
At Equal Exchange, we understand that chocolate is a treat — and farmers should always be paid fairly for their work. We trade with farmers in Latin America and West Africa to buy cacao that's organic, fair and traceable. Farmers can support their families, care for the environment and invest in the future.
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These bite-sized Minis are perfect for handing out to neighborhood kids — or for treating yourself to a guilt-free taste of organic chocolate. Choose creamy Milk or decadent Dark. The cacao comes from partners in Latin America and it’s 100% fair trade.
What will you do to to make Halloween fair for all? We’re eager to see the equitable and creative ways you and your friends and family celebrate this October. Enter our #FairTradeHalloween contest on Instagram. We’ll be awarding a frighteningly delicious — and fairly sourced — assortment of full sized Equal Exchange bars to three winning entries. Just follow @equalexchange, tag us in your post and use #FairTradeHalloween!
Better Chocolate for You!
Need something more than a Mini? For years, Equal Exchange has sourced fair trade cacao from farmer co-ops in Latin America, where it’s grown on family-owned plots. We offer a range of full-sized bars, plus chocolate chips, baking cocoa and hot chocolate mixes made from simple ingredients. All of our chocolate and cocoa products are organic.
Fair Trade Chocolate from West Africa
Equal Exchange is proud to announce that as of 2019, we offer ethically sourced chocolate from West Africa. We’re working with Gebana Togo to source beans from two farmer cooperatives, Scoops Procab and Scoops IKPA. They grow fully traceable cacao in Togo. Try it in the new Total Eclipse Bar — at 92% cacao, it’s our darkest bar yet.
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