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Papillon Enterprise is " a socially & ecologically conscious business with a mission of stimulating the Haitian economy by exporting and marketing Haitian artisan goods. We are creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage because they can’t feed them." They offer milky Singing Rooster Haitian dark Chocolate, which is locally sourced and also cocoa nibs.
For more ethical chocolate options which are often available in organic specialty stores or in the natural foods section of your grocery store, also check out: DivineTM Chocolate, Equal Exchange Chocolate, Theo Chocolate, Skinny Dipped AlmondsTM, Tony's Chocolonely, Endangered Species Chocolate, Equal Exchange and Justin's Peanut Butter Cups.
Askinosie Chocolate "practices Direct Trade with their cocoa farmer partners, building relationships and paying higher than fair trade prices for their quality beans." They are "dedicated not just to making the best quality chocolate you can buy, but to making it in such a way that the more you learn about it, the better you feel about it." They offer award-winning, high quality chocolate bars, cocoa powder, sipping chocolate, chocolate spread and baking chocolate online. Click here for retail locations. (Their chocolate tastes every bit as good as it sounds!)
Rise (the name is inspired by Ezra 10:4) offers Direct Trade 70% Dark Organic Cocoa bars. "Farm-to-table chocolate empowers rural Haitian families with social and environmental responsibility and sustainability."
They even have delicious flavor options including: dark chocolate, peanut moringa, cinnamon cayenne, lemon ginger, and orange crunch.
Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty." They sell DivineTM chocolate (learn more about DivineTM here). Divine's Cocoa Cooperative was started by and is owned by farmers in Ghana, one of the countries with issues of child trafficking. So your purchase helps make a much needed difference in that country and also helps support Serrv's excellent mission. (DivineTM Chocolate is also offered in many organic and fair trade stores all across the U.S.--my favorite is caramel :)
Everyone loves chocolate. But most cocoa farmers live in poverty, never tasting the delicious product of their labor. And, in West Africa, children are even trafficked and forced to work in the cocoa bean fields. (To learn more, see Chocolate Slavery.) Click here for a shopping list of ethical chocolate options. Or you can buy chocolate through the links below to make an amazing difference in the lives of cocoa farmers. It is well worth paying a little extra for your chocolate!