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Sponsored Post: Green & Black's Chocolate Celebrates Fair Trade Month

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

October 29, 2012


October doesn’t just mark the return of hot apple cider and pumpkin-spiced anything and everything. It’s also Fair Trade Month! Green & Black’s, our official chocolate purveyor and a long-time maker of Fair Trade-certified products, has been promoting this important movement over on their Facebook page all month.

Right from the start, Green & Black’s and its founders, Craig Sams and Jo Fairley, were committed to bringing an organic and ethically produced chocolate to market. In 1994 the company introduced its Maya Gold bar, the first chocolate bar to earn the UK’s Fair Trade mark. As of early 2011, the entire range of Green & Black’s bars and beverages bears the Fair Trade seal.

Fair Trade initiatives support over 1.2 million farmers and workers in 66 countries. As the movement has grown, Fair Trade International US reports that there are now Fair Trade standards for over 300 raw products—three times more than in 2006.

To read more about Fair Trade, visit For your own Fair Trade celebration, you can bake Green's and Black's featured recipe for the month of October: rich and gooey shortbread bars, made with the company's pioneering Fair Trade flavor, Maya Gold.