Equal Exchange

As I mentioned in today’s earlier update, I’m a big fan of fairly traded chocolate. So sometimes I’ll post about a chocolate brand or product that I’m excited about! This summer I have been especially excited about Equal Exchange!

Equal Exchange is a fabulous worker-owned cooperative dedicated to “creating a more equitable, democratic, and sustainable world.”  One of the things I like about them is that they sell much more than just chocolate bars!  Here’s an incomplete list of what you can order from Equal Exchange’s website:

Chocolate bars, nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit, cooking chocolate, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc.

They used to sell chocolate covered raisins, and I consider it one of the great tragedies of my life that they’ve stopped selling them.

But what I wanted to gush about today is Equal Exchange’s hot chocolate! Specifically the spicy kind …



Spicy cocoa may not sound ideal, but that’s because you’ve never tried this delicious mix!  I like to add a little bit of french vanilla coffee cream (or coconut–or both!). Some people like it plain. Either way, it comes highly recommended with the Daydreams and Chocolate seal of approval, which is a thing I just made up right now.

So there you have it! Equal Exchange and it’s spicy hot cocoa will be added to the Chocolate page as one of my favorite ethical cold weather treats!


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