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Old 01-06-2008, 04:03 AM
 
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There is a *terrific* fair trade, organic chocolate company based out of Seattle called Theo's. Check it out.
Thank you for this! I live in Seattle and shop at PCC but somehow have never noticed this chocolate : I'll seek it out next time

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well i just read the article on hershey, and i dont get what the big deal is. it doesnt say that hershey DOES buy their cocoa from those places, it says it is trying to find out, and if they do, then they are recommending other places. did i miss something?
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Is Trader Joe's cocoa powder OK?

I doubt it--our friends brought some TJs truffles over for New Year's eve. The label said "organic" all over it--I bet they would have boasted about fair trade just as prominently if they'd been able to.

So where can I get FT chocolate baking items--cocoa powder, bakers chocolate, chocolate chips, that sort of thing? I've looked through a few of these websites and they seem to deal more in candy type chocolate.
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Here is a very useful chart of who owns which 'organic' company.

The Green & Black isn't on it though.

I love Endangered Species. Does anyone know if that's still okay?

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Is Trader Joe's cocoa powder OK?

I doubt it--our friends brought some TJs truffles over for New Year's eve. The label said "organic" all over it--I bet they would have boasted about fair trade just as prominently if they'd been able to.

So where can I get FT chocolate baking items--cocoa powder, bakers chocolate, chocolate chips, that sort of thing? I've looked through a few of these websites and they seem to deal more in candy type chocolate.
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TJ's cocoa powder does say 'fair trade' on it.

I like Rapunzel cocoa powder. I think it's pretty good, but it seems you never know...

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yeah i'm wondering abt. Rapunzel too........anyone???
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Here is a very useful chart of who owns which 'organic' company.

The Green & Black isn't on it though.

I love Endangered Species. Does anyone know if that's still okay?

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thanks for this..had not seen the updated version.. cargill owns french meadow.......holy mother!
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well i just read the article on hershey, and i dont get what the big deal is. it doesnt say that hershey DOES buy their cocoa from those places, it says it is trying to find out, and if they do, then they are recommending other places. did i miss something?
Did you get a chance to read that they DO make their chocolate by child slave labor? THAT IS A HUGE DEAL IN MY OP..............
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There is a *terrific* fair trade, organic chocolate company based out of Seattle called Theo's. Check it out.
YAY! THANKS !THEY DO LOOK GREAT!
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does anyone have any newer articles on hershey? everything i am finding is from 2004.
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this is what i read in the link posted

"The resolution calls on Hershey's management to report to shareholders on all the company's cocoa supply sources and aims to determine whether Hershey is purchasing cocoa from Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland, and Nestle, all of which are being sued for purchasing cocoa from farms that use forced labor."

"Hershey shareholders need to know if the company's cocoa is being purchased from these farms, and if Hershey is at risk of adverse publicity or lawsuits if there's a chance that illegal child or slave labor is involved"

"if theres a chance" does not tell me that this is what they are doing. Is there a follow up to this article?
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There is an mdc mama here who has started a fabulous organic chocolate company...
I think you should post this! As long as it's not you, it's not against the rules, is it? I see people touting MDC WAHMs all the time! And if you can't post it, can you PM me about it too?

Also, isn't there some company that co-op mamas order from all the time? Now I have to go search Cutie Patootie's co-ops!

ETA that I just realized who the WAHM is--I read her blog faithfully I don't think they're selling retail yet though, are they? And Sjaak's is the other company I was thinking of. Boy, a cup of coffee will do wonders for a cobwebby brain!

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Thank you for this! I live in Seattle and shop at PCC but somehow have never noticed this chocolate : I'll seek it out next time
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YAY! THANKS !THEY DO LOOK GREAT!
You are both very welcome! If you live in the area, they do tours, but call ahead because they can be popular. Their confections are FABULOUS and their Bread and Chocolate bar may sound strange, but I think it's wonderful . (I promise, I don't work there, they are not paying me to say this .)
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