WORLD CHOCOLATE DAY: How to satisfy your cravings while thinking sustainably.
On World Chocolate Day, it can be easy to forget about ethics and just reach for the closest treat on the grocery store shelf. But behind that wrapper lies a story of poverty and poor labor conditions that plagues the cocoa farmers of the Ivory Coast. Americans eat more than 11 pounds of chocolate per year, encouraging some corporations to cut corners to satisfy demand. When wages are slashed, children are exploited, and environmental regulations are ignored, it’s hard to savor what you are putting in your stomach.
But you don’t have to sacrifice your values in order to enjoy the holiday this year. In collaboration with Fairtrade America, the HowGood team has put together a guide to helping the lives of the cocoa farmers and finding more sustainable chocolate alternatives. This way, as you lick the chocolate off your fingers, you can feel good in more ways than one.
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FAIRTRADE AMERICA'S 3 STEPS FOR ETHICAL INDULGENCE
Inform yourself about the conditions that cocoa farmers face every day.
Seek out Fairtrade and HowGood certified chocolate, proving that it meets the ethical standards you care about.
Ask your favorite store to stock certified chocolate. Teach your kids about where their food comes from.
The best bars that meet our standards and yours