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Old 01-05-2008, 02:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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BLECK! JUST FOUND OUT DAGOBA ORGANIC PRODUCTS IS OWNED BY HERSHEY
and this SUCKS! I certanlity don't & won't support Hershey's as they are known for child slave chocolates! baaaaaaaah

http://www.slashfood.com/2006/10/20/...s-buys-dagoba/

OH AND I'M SOOO SURE HERSHEY'S IS COMMITTED TO ORGANICS, COME ON!

well.... there's gotta be some good org. chocolates not owned by giant's!
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At least its not owned by Nestle.
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I really liked Dagoba, too.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I love dagoba.

OUR DAUGHTERS ARE PROTECTED SHOULDN'T OUR SONS BE TOO! :
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At least its not owned by Nestle.
true but both companies suck, in my op!
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Fred Schilling made a thought provoking defense for selling out but i'm still left saddened. he got $17 mil. the shmuck.
i guess i've been in the dark cause i didn't know about schaffen-berger and green and blacks!
it all sucks.
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Other than being a large, mainstream company, what is wrong with Hershey's?

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Other than being a large, mainstream company, what is wrong with Hershey's?
probably because recently they shut down some operations here andi think in canada as well. hershey the city/park/ etc is still going quite strong
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Other than being a large, mainstream company, what is wrong with Hershey's?
hershy's and nestle have both been sited for using forced child labor in their cacao plantations
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thank you. i did not know that. Good things to know, although I haven't bought any of their stuff in ages, it will influence potential purchases.

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Drat! Scharffen-Berger is my favorite.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo

I don't care his reasons. Sounds like a bunch of between the lines jargin. I don't trust big co's.... next we will see things like 'natural' flavors, vanillin and other crap to slide right in to the bars and be sold at walmart and target. Big co's have no integrity whatsoever.

Great, now what chocolates can I buy? equal exchange is still good right?
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Fred Schilling made a thought provoking defense for selling out but i'm still left saddened. he got $17 mil. the shmuck.
i guess i've been in the dark cause i didn't know about schaffen-berger and green and blacks!
it all sucks.
What?! What is wrong with Green and Black's?

Tell me more please :
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I don't care his reasons. Sounds like a bunch of between the lines jargin. I don't trust big co's.... next we will see things like 'natural' flavors, vanillin and other crap to slide right in to the bars and be sold at walmart and target. Big co's have no integrity whatsoever.

Great, now what chocolates can I buy? equal exchange is still good right?
I'm pretty sure equal exchange is good, hopefully someone will know for sure.
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What?! What is wrong with Green and Black's?

Tell me more please :
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oh for crap's sake!!! : i'm trying SO hard to keep my chocolate purchases fair trade- what the heck will be left at this rate?!?!
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There is an mdc mama here who has started a fabulous organic chocolate company...
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There is an mdc mama here who has started a fabulous organic chocolate company...
Please PM with the info about this if you can't post it. I am a chocolate addict!

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Please PM with the info about this if you can't post it. I am a chocolate addict!

PM me with it, too!

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There is a *terrific* fair trade, organic chocolate company based out of Seattle called Theo's. Check it out.
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Divine chocolate really is my favorite that I find in many stores. From their website
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Divine is the Fairtrade chocolate company co-owned by the cocoa farmers cooperative Kuapa Kokoo, who not only receive a fair price for their cocoa but also share in the company's profit.
It is available through United Foods (which supplies many food co-ops throughout the United States). It can also be ordered from their website.

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I didn't even know about Hershey. What a bummer.
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What about Newman's Own? I love their milk chocolate bar but don't know much about the company itself.

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What about Newman's Own? I love their milk chocolate bar but don't know much about the company itself.
The company is owned by Paul Newman ( I know him and his pilot and a variety of others around him.) He is an extremely charitable person and gives extensively to many groups. The company is committed to fair trade and organic with strict standards. In short, buy, buy, buy and don't feel bad in the least.

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oh, pm me too, if you can't post!
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child slave chocolate!
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please, please pm me too with it!
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cool, off to check Theos & Divine......Anymore?????: love
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Oh, man, and I thought Hershey's was the "good" brand to buy- pretty much in the supermarket there's a choice between Nestle or Hershey cocoa powder.

Is Trader Joe's cocoa powder OK?

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