A combination of hazelnuts from Malawi, fair trade cocoa from Equador and Costa Rican fair trade Sugar.
- 6 x 400g jars.
- Carries the FAIRTRADE Mark.
Cook Vegetarian said:
"This beats your standard choc-nut spreads hands down as it is utterly delicious and also quite complex - it begins chocolately, then releases its sugariness, and finally unleashes a wonderful intense hazel nut flavour."
Fair Trade Cocoa
MCCH, a non-government organisation now based in Ecuador's main cocoa-exporting port of Guayaquil, began work in 1985 to help these farmers get a better deal with the outside world. It began buying and exporting cocoa grown by small farmers in 1992.
"To pay a low price is not fair. In MCCH, there is a better income," says Flora Esparanza Valencia Tenorio, a cocoa farmer from Chaflu village.
MCCH guarantees its prices, which are broadcast in advance on the radio and paid directly to farmers or co-operatives set up by farmers, often with MCCH's help. MCCH agents have also introduced a more open system of weighing and grading the beans to ensure that farmers get a fair price and to encourage them to grow better quality beans.
Fair Trade Sugar
Coopecañera was created in 1972 by 115 small producers, the co-operative gathers approximately 1100 members today. Coopecañera chose to produce brown sugar for it's ecological concern. Indeed, the production of white sugar implies a greater use of chemicals.
The co-operative develops certain technologies in order to make it possible for the producers to work only with natural products. In time, the co-operative hopes to produce only biological sugar.