Just a quick reminder to think Fair Trade when it comes to Easter chocolate this year. Not always easy to find, and maybe a bit pricier than the traditional brands (not necessarily cheaper than high end chocolates) but worth knowing that it was not harvested with child and/or slave labor. As I like to say, speak with your dollars. If this starts a trend, the companies that do not use Fair Trade chocolate WILL start listening and hopefully change.
I also think this is a great teaching moment for our children. Educate them about Fair Trade. I've taught mine so when I said that their Easter baskets might be filled with Fair Trade chocolates, their answer was an enthusiastic YES!
Check out my previous blog post here and here for ideas on where to buy Fair Trade chocolates and if you have any favorite brands, please share in the comments section.