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 :)