Your guide to brands selling ethically-sourced fair trade chocolate.
When it comes to revolutionizing the cocoa industry, your job is the easiest… and the tastiest.
You may not know it based on first glance, but chocolate products go through a lengthy process to earn the Fair Trade Certified™ seal. Producers and businesses we work with adhere to strict labor, environmental, and ethics standards that prohibit slavery and child labor and ensure cocoa growers receive a steady income, regardless of volatile market prices. It’s not an easy process. You can thank them for their commitment, and incentivize even more sustainably-made chocolate, by enjoying fair trade chocolate in its many forms, from chocolate bars, powders, and baking chips to ingredients in energy bars and snacks.
Satisfy your conscious craving and support the farmers who sweeten our lives by choosing one of these ethically sourced chocolate options. Whether you shop online or look for these brands in-store, be sure to look for the Fair Trade Certified label. Your purchase makes a difference!
More facts about fair trade chocolate:
- 35 million pounds of Fair Trade Certified cocoa are imported from around the world annually, predominantly from the Ivory Coast, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador.
- Through your purchase of Fair Trade Certified chocolate, millions of dollars have been invested back into cocoa producer communities, resulting in life-transforming projects, such as building schools in the Ivory Coast and improving access to education. Did you know the rate of child labor in cocoa growing communities is significantly lower when the quality of education is higher?
- According to our reports, cocoa farmers earned more than $3.2 million in Community Development Funds within the span of one year.