40 Pounds of Organic Fair Trade Chocolate!

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Mmmmm....chocolate cake!

Dark chocolate cake with fair trade chocolate chips!

Check out my recipe for Dark Chocolate Cake!

Buying Chocolate in Bulk

My family made the commitment to stop buying conventionally produced chocolate because, if it isn’t fair trade, it is most likely grown and harvested with slave labor. Many of those slaves are children. And we don’t feel right about supporting the unethical treatment of our fellow human beings.

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I found organic, fair trade chocolate available from Azure Standard. I pay more for it, but we have the peace of mind that comes from buying fair trade, organic products.

You may purchase organic, fair trade chocolate chips from Azure Standard.


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Update: Azure Standard now sells this chocolate in a 10 pound box, rather than 40 pounds. I think that’s a better size for most chocolate lovers.

25 comments on “40 Pounds of Organic Fair Trade Chocolate!

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  3. Rachael

    I was just thinking about this same issue! I always opt to buy in bulk when at all possible, even though it’s really just me. Why pay high rates for meager products that only last a short period of time (due to my excessive consumption…)? Instead, pay more for way more, and save a lot. When it comes to luxurious essentials like chocolate and sugar, where do you go? The higher qualities really become a splurge, but isn’t it worth it, isn’t it justified to spend the money on the really good stuff and just use it sparingly? Lots of good food for thought here…Thanks for sharing your story!

    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Since I’m a milk chocolate lover, and this is dark chocolate, I don’t have much of a problem. πŸ™‚ I know it’s better for me, but I just don’t enjoy it as much. Probably a good thing!

    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Well, Katherine, I suspect you don’t have a 17 year old boy in the house! I’m so glad to hear that you also support the organic and fair trade market! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Kate

    I used to be a real stickler for fair trade chocolate, but I guess I got distracted or something- we’ve been buying Enjoy Life chips because my son has a deadly nut allergy and none of us can have milk or gluten. I’m concerned about the origins of their chocolate. Any info? Going to do my research now…

    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi Kate,
      I’ve never used that brand of chip, I’m not familiar with them. It is so tough when you are looking for allergen free foods that are organic and/ or fair trade too! Best wishes with your research! I’d love to read a post about this sometime. πŸ˜‰

  5. Rachel E.

    Wow! That is a lot of chocolate. It is good to hear it lasts about a year. Do you have problems with it going bad or oxidizing?

    I wish Azure Standard came to Virginia, but not yet. I looked at them a while back, but couldn’t afford the shipping via UPS.

    Right now I buy the Enjoy Life chips. They aren’t organic but it would be nice to switch to organic and fair trade.

      1. Lisa Lynn Post author

        Lol πŸ™‚ We haven’t had any problems with them going bad, and we do eat the chocolate faster than if I bought small bags that run almost $7 for 12oz at the store.

        I talked to the truck driver at the pick up last night and he said that they are now looking into railway delivery to Chicago, which would then be delivered by truck to other areas. Maybe they will be able to travel farther east once this is established. So Rachel, try checking with them again. And Laura, it’s dark chocolate, so it’s good for me, right?!


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