The last time Conor and I had friends over, they were a little horrified that we didn’t stock “real” food in our cupboards. In reality, we eat mostly organic and locally sourced food and very rarely have snacks in the pantry other than a bag of popcorn or granola. On occasion I’ll buy “bunny snacks, ” but recently I’ve been buying a few bars of chocolate to have on hand if one of us get a sweet tooth. More often than not the regular chocolate wasn’t getting eaten, so I decided to look for some new flavors, ethically sourced chocolate and fair trade options. We decided to switch to ethically made chocolate because of the hidden horrors of the industry, which include and are certainly no limited to child labor, poor wages and working conditions and slavery.
If you’re new to ethically made chocolate, here are a few things that you want to look for.