Valentine’s Day is also the 4th largest holiday for giving candy in the U.S. (38% of households give or receive chocolate during this holiday). So this year, think of not only your loved ones, but the poor children who are forced to labor for low wages, with deadly pesticides and machetes; and consider Fair Trade chocolate.
The most powerful chocolate corporations in the world all use Child Laborers and refuse to get Fair Trade certified. If consumers refused to buy chocolate that was not Fair Trade, these companies would have to agree in order to make profits. Therefore, it is in the consumer’s best interest to purchase Fair Trade chocolate. Not only that, but it is really easy to find! Here are some of my favorite fair trade Valentines’ chocolate, but you could definitely find your own!
1.) Divine Chocolate is the most powerful Fair Trade chocolate company today, but only shares 1% of the 13 billion dollar sales of chocolate a year in the United States. Let’s increase this percentage!
2.) Fair Trade AND Vegan Valentine Chocolates? I know, it sounds too good to be true, but it’s not! Vegan Valentine Chocolates has everything from Truffles, chocolate gift baskets, to organic perfumes and it’s all Fair Trade! So check out their website and taste this delicious dessert for yourself!
3.) Some more of the most popular Fair Trade chocolate companies include Tazo Chocolate, Equal Exchange, Kate’s Caring Gifts: Organic and Vegan Chocolates!
So check it out and get your own Vegan/Organic/Fair Trade chocolates to support the workers without power, and show those corporations who holds the power.