Fair Trade Archives

Here are all the posts on Chocablog tagged with the term Fair Trade.

Equal Exchange Lemon Ginger & Black Pepper Dark Chocolate

A heavily flavoured, fairly traded dark chocolate.

Giddy Yoyo Spicy 76%

Raw Ecuadorian cocoa with cinnamon & cayenne.

Ambriel Dark Quinoa

Organic dark chocolate with quinoa.

Chocolate & Love Panama 80%

A rich & chocolatey single origin dark chocolate.

Divine Milk Chocolate Caramel

Milk chocolate with a caramel filling.

TCHO SeriousMilk Cacao

A rich 53% milk chocolate from TCHO.

Divine Milk Chocolate With Toffee & Sea Salt

Divine airtrade milk chocolate with toffee & sea salt.

Green & Black’s Crispy Milk

Organic milk chocolate with crispy cereal bits.

Zotter Monte Limar

Bean-to-bar chocolate with a nougat filling.

How Fair Is Fairtrade Chocolate?

An investigation into Fairtrade chocolate.

Zotter Easter Fire

Advocaat and chilli wrapped in bean to bar milk chocolate.

Delight Chocolate Truffles

Fresh truffles from Delight Chocolate of Toronto

Choc’fleurs India White Chocolate with Ginger

White chocolate with Indian spices & petals.

Trader Joe’s Fair Trade Organic Belgian Milk Chocolate

An organic and fair trade milk chocolate bar.

Cocoa Loco Sea Salt & Sunflower Seeds Dark Chocolate

Organic, Fairtrade chocolate with sunflower seeds & sea salt.

Valrhona Andoa Lait

A simple and tasty organic, fair trade chocolate from Valrhona.

Zazubean Mint & Cocoa Nibs

A mint and nibs bar from Vancouver called 'Lunatic'.

Kopali Organics Dark Chocolate Covered Banana

Fair trade and organic chocolate covered banana pieces.

Zotter A Piece Of Forest

Another weird and wonderful bar from Zotter.

Zazubean Banana & Salted Toffee

Dark chocolate from Canada with banana & toffee

Alter Eco Dark Chocolate Almond

Fair trade chocolate with almond pieces.

Marks & Spencer 60% Peruvian Dark Chocolate

A Fairtrade and Carbon Neutral bar from M&S.

Divine White Chocolate & Strawberry Hearts

White chocolate hearts for Valentines Day.

Zotter Labooko Soy Chocolate

Two Zotter bars made with soy instead of milk.

Zotter Christmas Crackling

Christmas flavours wrapped in Zotter chocolate.

Zotter Scotch Whisky

Whisky and chocolate combined. What's not to love?

Zotter Labooko India & Congo 65%

Two 65% bars made with ethically sourced beans from Congo and India.

Pacari Andean Blueberry

A dark chocolate with blueberries made with ethically sourced local ingredients from Ecuadorian bean-to-bar chocolate maker Pacari.

Soma Black Science Dominican Republic Cacao Nibs

Addictive chocolate covered cacao nibs from Canada's Soma Chocolatemaker.

Zotter Peanuts & Ketchup

Another bar from the weird world of Zotter. Who says ketchup and chocolate don't mix?

Zotter Plum Brandy

One of the more down to Earth flavour combinations from Austrian chocolate maker Zotter.

Seed & Bean Pumkin Seeds & Hemp Oil

Another bar from Seed & Bean, the Nottingham based maker of fair trade, organic chocolate bars.

Zotter Labooko Ecuador 60% & Nicaragua 50%

High cocoa-content single origin milk chocolates from Zotter

Zotter Pink Grapefruit

If there was going to be a successful blending of grapefruit and chocolate in a commercially produced chocolate bar, it was going to be someone like Josef Zotter who was going to do it...

Choceur 70% Fairtrade Dark Chocolate

Dark, glossy chocolate with a good sheen, a crisp snap, and a slightly bitter cacao aroma. On the palette it’s quick to melt, delivering acidic, bittersweet cacao flavours with a slight burnt sugar top note.

Choc Affair Aniseed

Here’s some more Fairtrade chocolate sent to us by the Fairtrade Foundation for Fairtrade Fortnight. This time, it’s a 34% milk chocolate flavoured with aniseed oil.

Nero & Bianco Fairtrade Chocolate

Nero & Bianco are a High Wycombe based company, selling Fairtrade chocolate from Peru and The Dominican Republic.

Jme Collection Fairtrade Chocolate

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight and the nice people at the Fairtrade Foundation were good enough to send some samples of Fairtrade chocolate that we hadn’t seen before.

Seed & Bean Clementine Milk Chocolate

As Dom mentioned, we’ve been given the whole Organic Seed & Bean bar range to review. This 37% cocoa milk chocolate bar is made with 77% Fairtrade ingredients, all of which are also organically produced. At 37% cocoa it’s richer …

Wei of Chocolate Wei Happy

I am pleased to say that I have finally found a chocolate maker in Phoenix. I discovered Wei of Chocolate at a farmer’s market, educating passers by about how to get the most nutrition-wise out of your chocolate. After sampling …

Divine Dark Chocolate With Ginger & Orange

Despite having had Divine chocolate in cocktails and brownies recently, it’s been a while since we’ve reviewed any of their actual bars, and being a bit of a ginger fan, I thought I’d give this one a try. This is …

Seed & Bean Lemon & Poppy Seeds

Seed & Bean are a UK company producing ethical and organic chocolate bars. They sent us their entire range (expect more reviews soon!), but this caught my eye as I’ve never reviewed a chocolate bar with poppy seeds. Simon recently …

Zotter Coffee Plum With Caramelised Bacon

Well would you look at that. Another slightly mad chocolate bar from Zotter. Who would ever have thought. Oh, and more bacon too. Because it’s just not real chocolate if it doesn’t contain bacon. The official description of this bar …

Just Us Midnight Mint

On the episode of The Simpsons where Homer forms a barbershop quartet, there’s a conversation when the foursome are trying to come up with a name which states they picked one which was funny the first time anybody heard it, …

Zotter Lemon Polenta

I brought this bar along as a little treat while I work in the Middle East. It’s (currently) the last Zotter bar in my possession, and as we’ve come to expect the flavour combination is, shall we say, a little …

Zotter Choco Shot Whiskynol

We always knew Zotter were a bit bonkers, but this is pushing things just a little. As you can see, it’s a syringe full of a chocolatey liquid. It comes in packaging designed to look exactly like a real medicine, …

Theo Creamy Milk Chocolate

They are still rare enough that American bean-to-bar chocolatiers already gain some automatic esteem from me. When I looked at one of these, Theo, in the past, I had further good things to say. This bar looks quite far from …

Mitzi Blue Sternenmilch

Time for another of Josef Zotter’s offshoot ‘Mitzi Blue‘ products (I was going to say ‘bars’ but that would be wrong – this is a disc). This time we have the slightly scary sounding ‘Sternenmilch’ (UK consumers have the friendlier …

Rococo Moroccan Mint

Here’s a little something I liberated from the Rococo stand at the Speciality and Fine Food Fair. It’s a 65% organic dark chocolate bar with organic mint, and comes in a brightly coloured wrapper, the design of which is inspired …

Zotter Schönberger Red

Something else from our favourite Austrian chocolate maker, and this time it’s a boozy little bar containing Schönberger red wine. In keeping with Zotter’s organic / fair trade ingredients policy, the red wine is also organic. There are also a …

Plush Petals

We’ve talked about Plush’s beautiful fair trade chocolates before, and bumped into them at the recent Speciality & Fine Food Fair recently. They promised to send us some “handbags” as soon as they were ready, and here they are. There’s …

Grenada Chocolate Company 82%

A few days after I picked this bar up in Waitrose, the lovely people at Chococo sent me another. As it only takes a single bar to write a review, I’ll be giving away the spare bar at the end …

Mitzi Blue ML

Although I didn’t realise it at the time of purchase, Mitzi Blue is an offshoot of the slightly eccentric Zotter brand. A quick look at the web site reveals that there are a couple of dozen Mitzi Blue products available …

Zotter Golden Cherries of Uzbekistan

This is the second of the handful of Zotter bars I picked up in Vienna, and possibly the most unusual in terms of title/flavour. A little research reveals that Uzbekistan is something of a fruit producing country, and the Golden …

Zotter Butter Caramel

One of the peculiar things about working for Chocablog is that I rarely have any idea what any of the other writers are up to until I read their reviews. Dom and I will occasionally consult as to what we …

Askinosie San Jose Del Tambo 70%

Askinosie is an American bean-to-bar chocolate maker, based in Springfield, Missouri. Shockingly, in over four years of writing about chocolate practically every day, this is the first time we’ve reviewed one of their bars. That just goes to show how …

Zhena’s Gypsy Chocolate Jasmine Tea

One of the nice things about World Market is that, besides the occasional snow-cone or cookie samples, there are always coffee and/or tea in the back of the store. Perfect to pick up while browsing the chocolate shelves, not to …

Chocolate & Love Crushed Diamonds

This is one of the Chocolate & Love own branded bars that I picked up at their recent tasting session in central London. It’s one of those strange chocolates that can’t decide if it wants to be dark or milk. …

Zotter Olives With Lemon

It’s time for something weird and wonderful from Zotter – that slightly mad Austrian bean-to-bar chocolate maker. This time we have a 60% dark chocolate with an olive and lemon filling – something which sounds positively tame by normal Zotter …

Duffy’s Star Of Peru 43%

Time for another bar from Duffy Sheardown – one of only two bean-to-bar chocolate makers in the UK. This time it’s a milk chocolate made with Peruvian beans. As with all the bars in the range, the packaging is simple …

Duffy’s Heart of Panama 70%

It may surprise you to learn that there are only two people making chocolate from the bean in the UK. The first was Willie Harcourt-Cooze (of Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory fame), and now we have Duffy Sheardown and his Red …

Zotter Labooko Duo Raspberry & Coconut

This little pack from Zotter contains two 35g bars of something akin to white chocolate. I say ‘akin to white chocolate’, because rather than simply being flavoured, these bars have had most of the milk powder that normally goes into …

Zotter Cheese, Walnuts & Raisins

Cheese may be a slightly odd thing to put into a bar of chocolate, but it’s not quite as odd as bacon. And besides, some of us eat cheesecakes every day, so it can’t be that bad, right? Still, Austrian …

Hoja Verde 72%

Hoja Verde, Spanish for “green leaf,” is so named to honor the rainforests shading their cacao plantations and the company’s background in roses. Their base is in Florida, and their single origin chocolate is made with Arriba beans from Ecuador. …

Zotter Bacon Bits

On a cold and rainy spring afternoon, I ventured into town and into the depths of John Lewis’s food hall to meet the man from Zotter and sample his wares. That’s him in the picture. And the man with the …

Dorset Cereals Chocolate Granola

Chocolate for breakfast may not be a new thing, but it’s something I’ve been experiencing much more of recently. Usually it just takes the form of a cereal bar, but I was pleasantly surprised when these two decent sized boxes …

Sainsbury’s So Organic Fairtrade Milk Chocolate

This 100g bar of 35% cocoa milk chocolate is obviously aimed squarely at the would-be buyer of slightly more expensive Swiss milk chocolate, but obviously the main difference here is that all of the ingredients that can be organic and …

TCHO ‘Fruity’ Dark Chocolate

When I visited the Chocolate Unwrapped show with Dom a while back, I picked up TCHO this bar, as well as the ‘Citrus‘ and ‘Nutty‘ bars. As my previous review states, both myself and my friend who tried the bars …

Organic Meltdown Sweet Candied Orange

Back in July, Simon reviewed two Organic Meltdown bars and gave them a fairly positive write-up, so I was keen to try this when I found it in Waitrose. But before I get to the chocolate, I want to talk …

TCHO ‘Nutty’ Dark Chocolate

TCHO first came to my attention when Xeni Jardin from Boing Boing mailed us to share their series of videos shot at the TCHO factory in California last year. You can see those videos here, here and here. If you …

Divine Butterscotch Milk Chocolate

Long term Chocablog readers may remember a bit of a kerfuffle involving Divine last year. In the spirit of Chocolate Week, we have decided to put the past behind us and feature some of their exciting new Fair Trade bars. …

DeAngelis – Pure, Dark & Italian

One of the things I like best about this job is discovering products, manufacturers and ideas that are completely new to me. These chocolate bars from UK-based Australian-Italian chocolate maker Rocco DeAngelis are definitely new to me. For a start, …

Cadbury Fair Trade Ad

You know, I’m all for Cadbury’s new Fair Trade credentials, but this latest (5 minute!) ad is one of their most bizarre yet. I just hope the hallucinogens their marketing people are using are fairly traded too… I’d love to …

Organic Meltdown Bars

Some time ago (prior to a dose of what may have been swine flu which rendered my palate inactive for over a month) the people at Organic Meltdown sent over a brace of their bars for my attention. If you’re …

Alter Eco Dark Chocolate Mint

Organic, Fair Trade, mint flavoured dark chocolate.

EZA Mascao Cappuccino

Here we are again, the great Coffee/Chocolate debate rears its ugly head once again. An often used but seldom-perfected combination, coffee and chocolate seems to be one of the really tough flavour pairings. Bought in Vienna, this bar has excellent …

Loving Earth Selection

Having reviewed the Loving Earth Raw Organic Lucuma and Maca chocolate block previously, I was intrigued to try their smaller, 40 gram bars of raw chocolate, especially when their blurb tells me that this has up to four times as …

Chocolate Santander Colombian Single Origin

I suppose it makes sense for a country that produces coffee to also have a cocoa growing industry, but Colombian chocolate is a little thin on the ground in my usual UK haunts. This bar is a 53% cocoa semi-Dark …

Loving Earth Raw Organic Chocolate

Loving Earth is a Melbourne-based company that makes chocolate from the highest quality organic ingredients they have literally found and brought back from their community development work and sojourns around the world. They buy their cacao from an indigenous community …

Guayakí Yerba Mate Chocolatté

For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, yerba mate is a very wonderful tea that’s popular in South America and often pushed for its health benefits. Namely, focus, clarity, and energy. I found this one in the “health …

Kallari 75% & 85%

Here are the other two bars from Kallari, this time with green and blue leaves. I was expecting them to taste much like the 70%, but it turns out that each bar is distinctive while still maintaining a Kallari style. …

Caley’s Marching Chocolate

I came across this in a branch of Morrison’s (UK Supermarket chain). There was also a dark version, but I quite fancied a cocoa-rich milk chocolate so I plumped for this one. Caley’s have been making chocolate for over a …

Kallari 70%

There have been a lot of bland, uninteresting fair trade & organic chocolates going around, so Kallari (kahl-YA-di) chose the perfect time to send me the three bars in their range, which is anything but boring. Besides the USDA Organic …

Endangered Species Cherries & Raspberries

“Based in Indianapolis, Endangered Species Chocolate (ESC) was established in 1993 to increase awareness of endangered species and the need to do more help support the efforts made in their conservation. ESC ethically source their cacao from family-owned, sustainable forest …

Blakes Organic Dark Truffle With Cocoa Nibs

Here we have another Fairtrade bar, and this one also happens to be organic as well. I picked this up in a health food shop in London – one which incidentally stocked a fair few of Emma Jackman’s Chocster-winning Conscious …

Endangered Species Supreme Dark Chocolate

Time and time again I’ve walked by this range, but I finally picked up their 72% bar. Not only is it 100% ethically traded, but 10% of the profits go to “help support species, habitat, and humanity.” The outer cover …

Plush ‘Fabulous Fairtrade’

Who doesn’t like surprises (pleasant ones anyway)? So how lovely to have postie knock on my door and hand me this box of Fairtrade chocolates from Plush. I haven’t heard of Plush before, and a glance at the website told …

Divine Orange Milk Chocolate

A little while ago the people at Divine got in touch and offered to send over a few bars for review. Unfortunately my ‘proper’ job kept me away for a couple of weeks but finally I’ve been able to sit …

Theo Bread and Chocolate

I found myself at World Market again. In the chocolate isle, of course. I stood there and wondered what delicious thing I should choose. Amongst all the sophisticated packaging, the girliness in me thought these kitties were cute. Then I …

Co-Op Fairtrade Dark Chocolate With Spices & Orange Oil

Here in the UK the Co-Op has always been at the forefront of the Fairtrade movement, and nowadays it sells more Fairtrade chocolate than all of the other supermarkets put together. For over five years the Co-Op has been working …

EZA Compañera Cashew & Raisin Fairtrade

EZA Fairer Handel GmbH (to give them their full title) “is a fair trade organization dealing with marginalized producer groups from developing countries. It was founded in 1975 and since then it has been by far the most important fair …

M&S Organic Fairtrade Milk Chocolate With Rose

This was another gift from my friend Paola. The last gift she gave me was the Chocolate Cellar’s Rose ‘N’ Chilli Chocolate, so I think she may have a thing about roses (or she’s trying to tell me something!?!). But …

M&S Organic Fairtrade Milk Chocolate With Cinnamon, Coriander & Nutmeg

We’ve all seen the adverts on TV “This isn’t just any (insert name of food), this is Marks & Spencer (whatever)”. Well, this is Marks & Spencer 36% organic Fairtrade cocoa milk chocolate made from beans grown in Peru and …

Green & Black’s Maya Gold

This was an impulse buy. Something random picked up from the shelf of my local sweet shop. Aside from being Green & Black’s, I didn’t even know what it was until I got home. So this “Dark chocolate with orange …

Divine Fair Trade

Divine Fair Trade Chocolate is made with Ghanaian cocoa beans and bills itself as “Heavenly chocolate with a heart”. According to their web site, “Fairtrade aims to build dignified trading relationships between consumers in the North and producers in developing …
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