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For more ethical chocolate options which are often available in organic specialty stores or in the natural foods section
Askinosie Chocolate "practices Direct Trade with their cocoa farmer partners,
building relationships and paying higher than fair trade prices for their quality beans." They offer award-winning, high quality chocolate bars, cocoa powder, chocolate spread and baking chocolate online. (Click here for retail locations.)
Everyone loves chocolate. But many 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.) But 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!