Holiday Fair Trade Giveaway!

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In the spirit of holiday giving, we are excited to bring you a giveaway from one of our favorite organizations. The good people over at Fair Trade USA partnered with us a few months ago for a giveaway, and now are back offering an incredible line-up of delicious products as a holiday treat for you all! (Truly — this one’s a jackpot!)

We love Fair Trade USA because they’re all about what we’re passionate about too — fair and just treatment of all people and the Earth. As we mentioned in our last post about Fair Trade, we didn’t always think about our purchasing power and what it was supporting. Most often, we made decisions to purchase things based only on price. But after learning more about where products come from and how they are made (as well as travelling to somewhere like Cambodia and understanding more about labor exploitation), we’ve gradually changed to trying to use our “purchasing power” to support things we believe in.

So, what better to think about in this holiday season than gifts that give back? Fair Trade USA has a wonderful Holiday Gift Guide, with all sorts of products from chocolate to apparel to body care to wine. Check them out for some great gift ideas.

And, on a semi-related note, we’ll be selling our benefit cookbook for Cambodia tonight (Thursday, December 12, starting at 6:00 pm) at City Market in Indianapolis for Yelp’s Totally Bazaar — come check it out for a huge lineup of local vendors for holiday shopping!

A huge thanks to Allison at Fair Trade USA for the awesome lineup of products below: 

TCHO SeriousMilk Chocolate Discs 39% – These discs are perfect for baking cooking and snacking. Malty with a rich mouthful of caramel and cream lightened with hints of honey suckle and vanilla.

Alter Eco Dark Coconut Toffee Chocolate Bar – This organic and Fair Trade Certified chocolate bar is crunchy and toasted, with a chewy bit and a smooth buttery finish

Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice – The sweet, creamy flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg make Pumpkin Spice just right for fall’s crisper days and cooler nights.

Glory Bee Fair Trade Honey – The honey produced in the Caatinga (scrub forests) of Brazil is like none produced anywhere else. Its rich, complex flavor carries the essence of this region in every spoonful.

Rishi Pu-Erh Ginger Tea – The zesty notes of orange and ginger complement the rich, smooth flavors of Pu-erh in this organic and Fair Trade blend.

To enter the giveaway, leave us a comment on this entry telling us a favorite new holiday recipe you’d like to try. For an additional entry, Like us on Facebook, and then leave a comment that you’ve liked us. We’ll choose one winner at random.

The Rules: Up to two entries per person, U.S. residents only. Commenting will close on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 11:00 pm, EST. Make sure to provide your email address in the comment form (we promise to keep it confidential!). One winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, December 17.

This giveaway is brought to you by Fair Trade USA, who donated these items!


Congrats to Shanna for winning this contest! Hopefully her grain-free biscotti turn out delicious :)

145 Comments on “Holiday Fair Trade Giveaway!”

  1. Miriam

    I’m planning on trying out your whole grain stuffing recipe. I adore stuffing but have never made my own!

  2. beth w

    I’d like to try ginger molasses. Had some great ones the other day–so chewy!–but I’ve never made them.

  3. Tasha

    I definitely am more into the appetizers than desserts during the holidays, and I have a baked pecan-crusted goat cheese log recipe I plan to try.

  4. Jessica

    I want to make a variety of cookies! I want to try the chocolate black bean cookies that you posted.

  5. Miche

    I plan on making a seasonal applesauce cake tonight! And probably some holiday cookies over the weekend…

  6. Jillian

    I’m hoping to try homemade oreos this year. My step-mom made them last year and they were the bee’s knees.

  7. Jess

    I have been working on a salted caramel hot chocolate mix and would love to try it with the fair trade chocolate or change it up with the toffee chocolate!

  8. Veronica

    This year I’m attempting dark chocolate sugar cookies – two of my favorite things! I also made apple butter for the first time this year – sweetened with brown sugar and maple syrup.

  9. Elin

    I recently went to a party where a friend made these cheesy potatoes she said are one of her family’s holiday dishes. They were so good and I can’t wait to make them for my own family party.

  10. Heather

    The Peppermint Ice Cream Hot Chocolate Affogatto that y’all posted recently is on my list of holiday treats!!

  11. Lin

    I am going to make the country bread from your blog when I have a free morning at home, hopefully the weekend before Christmas.

  12. Courtney B

    This is pretty classic, but I’ve never made one: a cassoulet. I’m hoping to make one before the new year begins.

  13. Jade

    There are so many new recipes I always want to try out! I just tried out a new gingerbread recipe, and a new eggnog recipe. I’d like to make an apple tart.

  14. Erin Miller

    I’m making a vegan chocolate orange cake for Christmas day. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  15. Leslie

    I’ve always wanted to try making gingerbread. This is the year I will finally do it and stop with the Starbucks gingerbread.

  16. Jessica

    I am having a hard time this holiday season because I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. So I am searching for recipes I’m allowed to eat! I think at this point I am most excited to find recipes for sweets that I can eat one of and not kill the amount of carbs I’m supposed to have.

  17. Renee

    At Thanksgiving, I tried a new stuffing/dressing recipe: Italian Chard and Sausage Stuffing. It was a huge hit! And I especially loved that I used chard from my garden!

  18. Rebecca

    I’m loving all the peppermint recipes I’m seeing lately – I would love to try some bars or cookies but I haven’t decided yet :)

  19. Emily P

    the pumpkin coffee looks delish! i’ll be trying a new gingerbread granola recipe this weekend :)

  20. SLF

    I am looking forward to making a gluten-free gingerbread recipe for my cousin who has a gluten intolerance.

  21. Maddie

    This year I’m going to try to make gingerbread. I’ve never made it before and molasses is very strange for me but it’s about time! Can’t wait til exams are over so I can get back to baking!

  22. Meagan

    I am in finals this year so all my holiday planning has been put on hold, but ONE TEST LEFT and I can pick christmas dinner – – I think lobster and fennel stew? Or maybe takeout depending on how the last test goes haha. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Janice

    I’m going to make whole grain stuffing and lots of your pickled red onions! Great giveaway! Thanks!

  24. Julie

    I don’t have just one recipe to try. I purchased your cookbook a few weeks ago and am aiming to try most of them before I give it to my daughter for Christmas!

    1. Sonja

      Oh, wonderful — thank you so much for buying it! We hope you enjoy it — keep us posted on if you make anything! :)

  25. Kathryn

    I would like to try making amaretti cookies at home. High in protein(almonds and egg whites) and they taste so good!

  26. Mason

    I would really like to make a pumpkin pie…but I want it to be special. I saw a recipe for Apple butter Pumpkin pie. I think I’m going to try that. I found some really good Amish apple butter at a local store. Seems like it should mesh well!

  27. Marty

    I just found a new recipe for Hot Chocolate Cookies that I want to try out for the night my family goes driving around looking at Christmas lights. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  28. Marty

    Just liked you guys on fb! Thanks for the giveaway. My mouth is watering looking at that Dark Coconut Toffee!! (Marty Musser)

  29. Jess Wehner

    Love your blog and love what you stand for! Thanks for sharing this site… a new holiday recipe I want to try: gingersnap cookies!

  30. Taylor

    One of my cousins loves cookie dough. So every year I take a cookie dough dessert to our family get together. In the past its been cookie dough cheesecake, ice cream, and cupcakes. Trying cookie dough fudge for the first time this year. :)

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