Give the little monsters that come to your door something different this year: give them Fairtrade certified chocolate.
There’s nothing spookier than the unknown. And with all that talk going around about child labour and scary chemicals being used on plantations, what’s a well-intentioned Halloween enthusiast to do?
Looking for the FAIRTRADE certification Mark on a product helps to take the ethical guess work out of the equation. Luckily, finding Fairtrade certified chocolate in Canada is now easier than ever!
All plain Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate is Fairtrade certified! This includes Dairy Milk buttons, fun treats and Halloween bags!
Where to buy: Major grocery banners like Loblaws, No Frills, Metro, Costco, Federated Coop, Sobeys, Shoppers Drug Mart, among many others.
Camino has a variety of 32g snack bars and dark chocolate minis to fill trick or treaters’ bags.
Where to buy: Camino products are sold in over 3000 retail locations across the country, including health food stores and some major grocery retailers. You can also buy online or see what groups are fundraising with Camino Halloween chocolates in your community.
Ten Thousand Villages has mini chocolates as well.
Where to buy: Ten Thousand Villages stores and online at www.tenthousandvillages.ca
Why look for the FAIRTRADE logo on your Halloween chocolates?
There’s a whole lot of good packed in that one little symbol. It tells you that by growing the cocoa destined for our chocolate bars, farmers can afford to keep their kids in school and out of cocoa plantations. On top of that it promotes taking care of the environment, so we can satisfy our chocolate cravings for years to come. Pretty sweet, isn’t it?
Want to learn more about Fair Trade cocoa and sugar? Click here.