Four ways to make the world a better place by eating chocolate - Ethical Trade Co

Four ways to make the world a better place by eating chocolate

Many of us are actively looking to make this world a better place. Who would have thought that you can do this by eating chocolate?

 Those of us aware of the plight of child slaves in the cocoa plantations of West Africa are faced with a difficult daily choice: abstain from our favorite chocolate treats or risk having the blood of children on our teeth. 


Our partner Singing Rooster offers a new alternative with their farm-to-table chocolate sourcing approach. Here are four ways that eating our chocolate makes the world a better place.

  1. Our chocolate makes you a better version of yourself. 

Considered a super food with only four to six ingredients our chocolate does not only taste amazing but it’s also good for you. Besides that it’s nonGMO, vegan, gluten and soy free. You will feel great and guiltless after eating our chocolate which will increase your physical and intellectual abilities. And only you know how much better the world is when you are at your best. This alone is enough reason to eat our chocolate but there is more. 

2. Our chocolate empowers rural families in Haiti and helps build a self-sustaining Haiti

Instead of exploiting the workers that harvest the cocoa and having all proceeds go to the big chocolate industry our supplier’s farm-to-table approach empowers rural farming families in Haiti making your dollars work hard to rebuild the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Our supplier pays their partners a better wage than FAIR TRADE to help them better their lives and give them hope and a future. 100% of proceeds from Singing Rooster’s sales are returned back to their farmer communities. They devise agricultural, small business management, and entrepreneurial development activities to help Haiti become self-sustaining. 

3. Our vegan chocolate avoids animal cruelty 

While some other chocolates are clearly sourced using human cruelty our vegan products even avoid animal cruelty. Now that is something to brag about. 

4. Our supplier is changing the face of Haitian mountains by planting thousands of trees

By eating our chocolate you help support our supplier’s efforts to reforest one of the most deforested nations in the world. Less than 3% of Haiti’s land is forested. Our supplier has been able to plant over 200,000 trees. Read more: Coffee trees are changing the face of Haitian mountains 

For even more info on how eating Singing Rooster Chocolate makes the world a better place check out our supplier’s “about us” section.

And now to the chocolate. Here is a description of the chocolates we feature and the feast it creates for your senses: (Descriptions taken from Singing Rooster)

Pure Dark Delicious: 

This luscious, plain dark chocolate has only four ingredients. It offers tasting notes of Red Fruit, Hazelnut, Jasmine, Licorice, and White Pepper. 70% cocoa and 11% cocoa butter make this chocolate incredibly smooth and its creaminess is reminiscent of milk chocolate.

Lemon Ginger: 

Lemon with Ginger?  Yes.  The lemon is delicate and the ginger melts in your mouth (it’s not chewy).

Orange Crunch:

This chocolate bar is delicately flavored with orange peel oil and juxtaposed with the crunch of roasted cacao bits (nature’s chocolate chip).  Wow!

Peanut Moringa:

The crunch of a peanut enveloped in Moringa powder (tastes a bit like green tea), surrounded by dark Haitian chocolate.  How’d we come up with this?  We’re a little nuts. You get the health benefits of dark chocolate, peanuts AND moringa:  rich in vitamin C, protein and free-radical-fighting antioxidants.

Peanuts support the livelihoods of thousands in Haiti and Moringa is quickly becoming a sustainable employment opportunity for hundreds.  We couldn’t think of a better tribute. 

Singing Rooster Cinnamon Cayenne Chocolate

Cinnamon is an important spice in Haiti, especially for chocolate.  If you like cinnamon & subtle heat, you’ll love this chocolate bar.  

70% cacao isn’t candy, it’s a superfood; on top of that, cinnamon has health benefits linked to

1 treating Type 2 diabetes

2 lowering bad cholesterol

3 treating symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

4 reducing inflammation

Not only does this chocolate taste great but your purchase really does change the world. When you purchase from the Ethical Trading Company all profit goes directly back to the individuals that create the goods we sell. Most of them have either been rescued from exploitation and forced labor or the art they make keeps them from being enslaved by those that would want to make a profit of their situation. 

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