The Ethics of Chocolate and Why We're Fair Trade and Proud

Do you have a special place in your heart for chocolate? If so, you are in very good company. Chocolate is a multi-billion dollar global industry, and as the health benefits of dark chocolate (think antioxidants and heart-healthy flavonols) get more mainstream attention, consumer demand is growing at an unprecedented rate. While most people consume chocolate without thinking twice about the industry that they are supporting, that innocent looking bar of chocolate may in fact have a (very) dirty little secret.

In recent years, several organizations, human rights activists, and members of the press have exposed the widespread, and industry-accepted use of child labor, human trafficking, and even slavery within the cacao, or cocoa, industry. Head to our RawGuru blog HERE to learn more about the Ethics of Chocolate and Why Fair Trade is Where It's At. 

We are proud to have been included on Food is Power's list of ethical, fairly traded chocolate. The cacao used within all of our stone ground, handcrafted raw chocolate products comes from fairly-traded and certified organic farms in Peru, where our (and your!) purchasing dollars help to directly support a better, safer, and more stable quality of life for those that are growing and harvesting this sacred food.

Consider going FAIR TRADE this holiday shopping season. Please visit our friends at Fair Tuesday, an ethical shopping movement started in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday to feature fair trade, ethical, and eco-friendly brands. 

Head to NOW and enjoy our Cyber Monday/Fair Tuesday special: purchase ANY 2 Rawmio products (spreads, barks, chocolate covered treats, or truffle cakes) and receive a 3rd completely FREE. Keen on a specific flavor? Simply leave us a note in the customer notes section and we'll make sure you get exactly what you want. Offer good from 11/27-12/1. Shop Rawmio HERE!

Have a happy, healthy, and fairly traded holiday season!