The annual world consumption of cocoa beans averages around 600,000 tons per year. That's a lot of chocolate. Do you know where your chocolate comes from? Well, 70% of the world’s chocolate comes from the Ivory Coast where most of the chocolate is farmed using child and forced labor. Don't worry, thanks to Fair Trade you can have your chocolate and support fair labor. Fair Trade certified products ensure that the product is made using fair wages, fair labor, and is sustainable. Here are a few of the great Fair Trade chocolate brands out there for you to try.
Other brands include Green & Black, Theo, and Sweet Earth Chocolates. Do you have other brands you like? If you haven't already tried Fair Trade chocolate are you going to now?