It's Fairtrade Fortnight & you could win a fantastic prize!
To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, we’ve giving away Swiss chocolatier,
Equal Exchange chocolate bars. One lucky winner will win a selection of Equal
Exchange fairtrade & organic milk and dark chocolate bars, in a prize worth
To enter, simply visit our Facebook page and answer the following question by leaving a
comment on our competition post. It’s as simple as that.
“How many different Equal Exchange bars do Chocolate Trading
Co currently offer on their website? Is it 5, 6 or 7?”
Answer 5, 6 or 7 in the Facebook post comments. If you need any
help, visit the Equal Exchange brand page on our award-winning website - click here.
One lucky winner will be picked at random from the correct
comment entries and notified via Facebook.
Competition closes Sunday 12th March. The winner
will be announced week beginning the 13th March 2017. Fairtrade fortnight - a yearly celebration of Fairtrade ideals, which aims to raise more awareness amongst shoppers about where the goods they are buying, are produced, and how they are produced.
Fairtrade means farmers get a better deal when they sell their crops. The Fairtrade Foundation point out that this fair-trading leads to a more stable income, allowing for better living conditions and education. Better farming methods and the ability to invest in clean water, improving the health of whole communities.
Chocolate Trading Co is proud to be able to bring to you a wide selection of Fairtrade chocolate bars, many from bean-to-bar chocolate producers, who own and manage their own cocoa plantations, ensuring that the farmers receive fair treatment and payment for the cocoa's they produce.
Many go beyond the accepted requirements and actively encourage and support the growing communities on which the world's rarest and most prized cocoa's rely on.
Chocolate Trading Co says: "Whilst all of the chocolate makers in our collection claim to trade
fairly and in many cases directly with farmers and cooperatives,
including their own plantations in many instances, it is the official
Fairtrade Foundation this 'Free From' category refers to and Fairtrade
Foundations Mark (logo).
Some argue the Fairtrade Foundation isn't the
simple black and white guarantee most consumers believe it to be,
however, it is regarded as the most familiar organisation and brand for
Fairtrade globally at this time.
There are many newer, smaller
organisations. The reality is that many small producers trading fairly
simply can't afford to pay for Fairtrade membership or, they believe
shouldn't have to and so this does not necessarily imply the absence of
the Fairtrade certification means they are trading unfairly.
As we have
found, once you start to really research the global issue of fair trade
and the many practicalities it involves, you soon realise there are many
ethical arguments for and against. We hope we have conveyed as much
information as we can regarding the chocolate manufacturers to enable
you to make an informed decision."
We hope you enjoy your fair-trade chocolate. Click here to see our New Fairtrade Chocolate shop page
Fairtrade fortnight runs from the 27th February to the 12th March.