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Equal Exchange Candy Bars & Giveaway


Tis’ the season for chocolate!  And boy are you in for a treat today.  We have lots of chocolate to talk about, and lots of chocolate for you to win!

But first, let’s get serious.  West Africa is the source of 70% of the world’s chocolate, the Ivory Coast alone produces 40%.  The beans that are harvested in West Africa are then mixed into almost every mass produced brand of chocolate.  But here is where it gets serious.  In West Africa, the Ivory Cost in particular, child trafficking  is very common.  Kids and families go to the Ivory Coast in search of jobs, but then the children are separated from their families, and trafficked to cocoa farmers.  Some of the farmer’s pay the children a small sum to work on the farm, others pay them nothing.  The children are forced to work long hours, perform dangerous tasks, and are given minimal food and shelter.

This is where Equal Exchange is stepping up and making a difference.  All of their chocolate is sourced from small scale farmer co-ops in the Dominican Republic, Panama, Ecuador and Peru.  The farmers all own their land, and control their business.  All of the chocolate from Equal Exchange is organic.  They partner with farmers using sustainable farming methods, without pesticides or fertilizers.  The chocolate is made without corn syrup or other additives, so you can feel better about putting it in your body.  You can learn more about the fair trade of chocolate and what Equal Exchange is doing on their website.

You can play a game on Equal Exchange’s Facebook page to win some of their new candy bars, as well as learn more about chocolate.  They currently have 3 new candy bars.   One filled with peanut butter (my personal favorite), a crispy one filled with crisped rice and quinoa, and a dark chocolate fruit and nut bar.  All were delicious, and I love the idea of quinoa in candy! I was also given mini’s that were just milk chocolate – super silky and smooth.  They are going to be great for trick or treaters!

Want to win some of your own chocolate, just in time for Halloween?  Well Equal Exchange is giving one lucky winner a 24 pack of candy bars!

Open to residents of the US Only.  I will notify the winner via email, and they will have 48 hours to respond, or I will pick a new winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**I was sent 6 Equal Exchange Candy Bars, and a box of mini chocolate candies.  The giveaway is sponsored by Equal Exchange.  All opinions are 100% my own. 

 

Comments

  1. I love trying new chocolate so I want to try them!

  2. I’d like to try these candy bars for the same reason as you–quinoa in candy?! Cool.

  3. I love discovering companies that use sustainable methods of farming. It makes me happy knowing you have a choice to pick products that leave out all the yucky ingredients that are harmful to our health.

  4. Chocolate that’s better for everyone involved? I’ll support that for sure! Great giveaway!

  5. wow what a cool giveaway! id love to try those candy bars :)

  6. Robin Chesser says:

    I’m willing to give these a try.

  7. I would love to try them! Having the choice to pick a product that uses sustainable methods of farming is wonderful.

  8. They all sound wonderful (especially the quinoa)!

  9. Love that they are organic and that they are using sustainable farming.
    Plus I love the rustic look, those chocolates are the ones I like the most!

  10. Love, love, love chocolate. Would love to try these.

  11. I love chocolate. I’d like to see if I can support an important cause, while enjoying a delicious treat.

  12. Chocolate is everybody’s favorite. This Halloween season this is the best to give to trick and treaters. The good thing with this chocolate is not just plane one. There is a filling that serves as twist.

  13. I love Equal Exchange! I’d be delighted to win these and share them with my friends and family.

  14. Andrea D. says:

    I love how it has good reason behind the chocolate. Plus I love chocolate.

  15. Heather Spooner says:

    I’d love to win these chocolate bars because I would feel almost guiltless when I eat them. Thanks!

  16. I’d love to try these because I love chocolate!

  17. Chocolate? I’m in!

  18. I would love to try these because they look really yummy and it’s great to see companies trying to make a difference

  19. Why must I not like chocolate!? But I sure know of some friends and co-workers who would really appreciate these/enjoy them. :)

  20. I want to try these candy bars because I love chocolate

  21. These sound delicious, you got me on the creamy milk chocolate description, would love to try the fruit ones! Nothing beats fruit and chocolate together!

  22. I would like to try the candy bars because I like to try new foods and I LOVE chocolate!

  23. Chocolate is my favorite food in the whole wide world, and I love supporting responsible businesses. Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Why would I love to try these candy bars, you ask? Silly question! Because they’re chocolate should be a good answer, but socially conscious chocolate leaves all the guilt behind (too bad it doesn’t leave the calories there with the guilt).

  25. I love that they are organic and don’t use pesticides or fertilizers. And who doesn’t what chocolate?
    cjbrick@ymail.com

  26. I’d love to try these since they are new to me and look and sound delicious. I also like the factor that they are organic.

  27. I’d love to try some new and different chocolate flavors sounds good and for a good cause too.

  28. Need some chocolate to face the mighty storm that is coming.

  29. It’s such an important cause and I’m glad the word is getting out. Chocolate is world loved…

  30. Cuz I love chocolate and have never tried this brand before.

  31. Well because I love chocolate, of course. These are especially cool chocolate bars, though. They’re for a good cause plus quinoa in chocolate? Awesome.

  32. What a great giveaway! My family would go cuckoo if these came in the mail!

  33. I love learning about new “friendly” companies that make my favorite foods.

  34. For a minute there, I thought these were unreal bars. And who wouldn’t want to try a candy bar with all those great organic ingredients.

  35. What a great giveaway and wonderful cause!

  36. What a great cause, and they look fantastic!

  37. What a fun giveaway!

  38. This is such a good cause giveaway…I love it!

  39. it’s always a good thing to support farmers but especially when it’s organic, sustainable products!

  40. I love equal exchange coffee but I have such a hard time finding the chocolate. Great giveaway!

  41. I’m a huge fan of chocolate, and I’m also avid about healthy lifestyles. This chocolate sounds great because it is organic and has superfood ingredients like quinoa… and I love that the company works with small scale farms with sustainable methods! I would love to try this chocolate! Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. I’ve never tried Equal Exchange Candy Bars!

  43. Love that it is made without additives or corn syrup!!!

  44. I love chocolate and I’m always on the lookout for fairly traded products!

  45. Love that is produced by small farms – is organic – yeah for no pesticides! Would love to try it.

  46. Heather Hicks says:

    I always try to support fair trade companies and I love to try different types of chocolate!

  47. they look delicious..and I might not feel so guilty about eating them :D

  48. leah stobe on facebook chrissy11217 on twitter says:

    I’m really trying to get into eating more organic products. And come on. Who doesn’t like chocolate? :)

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