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5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Chocolate

February 01, 2018

How much do you really know about this decadent treat that most of us couldn’t live without? While you savor your Valentine's Day chocolate bar, we take a bite out of some delicious trivia, answering your questions surrounding everything cocoa.

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All Chocolate Is Not Equal

January 30, 2018

With a lot of money at stake, the cocoa industry has lobbied successfully to ensure any "slave-free" certification stays off labeling. Do you care enough as a consumer to ensure the chocolate you consume is not connected to child trafficking? Big chocolate manufacturers are betting you won't. 

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

November 26, 2017

Here's something sweet for your holiday cookie swap! This recipe uses Taza's decadent Peppermint Stick stone-ground chocolate.


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Flourless Chocolate Cake

November 25, 2017

Stuck on what to bring to your next gathering? Fudgy chocolate cake is only six ingredients away, and contains no gluten or soy for those with allergies!

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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

November 16, 2017

Less cloyingly sweet than some recipes, this pie gets deep, rich flavor from Dark Stone Ground Chocolate with a smoky, bourbon kick. Travels well for your contribution to the holiday feast!

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No-Bake Chocolate-Glazed Pumpkin Cheesecake

November 15, 2017

This gorgeous, layered no-bake Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake is delicious and impressive finish to the big meal. Even better, it keeps your oven free for the rest of the feast! 


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Burnt Caramel Pumpkin Bread

November 13, 2017

We love sharing fall recipes, and what says fall more than pumpkin flavored everything? This delicious bread is perfect for a lazy morning breakfast treat.

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Halloween Should Be Scary, Not Your Chocolate

October 06, 2017

Here’s something to be scared about this Halloween: your child’s chocolate likely came at the expense of another child if it’s not fair-trade chocolate. Learn more about what's at stake and why fair trade matters from a quick video by Equal Exchange. 

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Keep It Cool

June 28, 2017

Here's two great summer coffee drinks from our good friends at Equal Exchange that we just had to share. You can still get your caffeine buzz on and stay cool!

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Expand Your Circle of Love

February 07, 2017

Love is in the air this time of year, but something a lot less sweet is behind the chocolate and gifts we all give. This Valentine's Day, make a difference in the lives of workers who make your occasions so special by choosing only fair trade.

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Help To End Child Labor

February 02, 2017

You're likely among the millions of Americans who consume nearly 3 billion pounds of chocolate each year. And because of that, you have the power to end child labor in the chocolate industry with your consumer choices.


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All Treats, No Tricks

October 15, 2016

Ensure that Halloween is a safe one for all kids by choosing fair-trade goodies. Scare up some of the world's best-tasting chocolate and feel good about giving out treats you know were not harvested by children working away their childhoods in cocoa fields.

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Choose Slave-Free Chocolate

February 01, 2016 1 Comment

This is a big month for the cocoa industry. Large corporations are lining up to get you to buy their chocolate for your sweetheart. What’s not so sweet is the child labor and human trafficking that brought you that chocolate.

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Best-in-Class Bars

January 30, 2016

Everyone's minds is on Valentine's Day. Give in — but taste the difference from fairly traded chocolate! We've got recommendations for you to explore and try something new from among our best-in-class bars.

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Equal Exchange Winter Spice Cake Recipe

December 15, 2015

'Tis the season for baking, and we just had to pass along this recipe for a decadent chocolate spice cake recipe from our good friends at Equal Exchange! Mmmm.

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Stock Up for Halloween

October 07, 2015

Get ready for trick-or-treaters, and keep them goblin up (forgive the pun) the fair-trade chocolate. Here are a few suggestions to keep the fun in Halloween while still respecting human rights.

 

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Who We Are and What We Believe In

October 02, 2015

Check out a new video from Equal Exchange and contemplate the power of the stories behinds the products. This is why we work with values-driven producers.

 

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Taza's First Cacao Harvest in Haiti

July 30, 2015 1 Comment

Small farmers in rural northern Haiti continue to empower themselves and develop new livelihoods. Now they are working with Taza to source the first premium Haitian cacao to be made into U.S. chocolate bars. Watch a short video about the direct-trade relationship that's just started!

 

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Fair-Trade Sugar Cane Farmers of Kasinthula

April 14, 2015

All the sugar in Divine chocolate is fair-trade certified and sourced from the Kasinthula Cane Growers Association in Malawi. With climate change having serious effects there, farmers are just recovering from widespread floods that swept away homes and crops across the country.

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Where Does Your Chocolate Come From?

April 06, 2015

Here's a great infographic that explains the difference between typical trade and fair trade in the chocolate industry. Choosing Equal Exchange chocolate ensures that you can feel good about where your chocolate comes from. 

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Mousse

March 17, 2015

We love chocolate of all shapes, sizes, and forms — as long as it's fair-trade chocolate! So naturally we just had to pass along this recipe for vegan dark chocolate coconut mousse from Equal Exchange. Check out the recipe on how to make this quick and easy dessert.

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Easy Fair-Trade Dark Chocolate Truffles

February 11, 2015

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Try Them All!

February 10, 2015

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Where Does Your Chocolate Come From?

January 26, 2015

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