My eyes refused to move past this unique display of chocolates that look like something you'd see in a modern art gallery. Norman Love Confections won the top slot in Consumers Digest Weekly Chocolate Confection Test.
That's what inspired me to offer chocolate-making classes today in both kitchens. Fantastic idea! iCafe Woman Moderne regulars flocked to it like pennies to a magnet .. all shiny and new ... ready to taste, see and proclaim themselves Queen Chocolatiers. Needless to say, I'm on my own for the moment, until I'm called for some important taste-tasting. Like they'll have to call me twice. You can't mess up chocolate ... can you?
I'm so glad you enjoyed my niece and the rest of the young divas in the "All About the Prom Dress" and "All About the Vintage Evening Bags" text-webisodes." A little birdie told me, they had a blast. They'll be back for more prom-planning text-webisodes ... so stay tuned Sophmores, Juniors and Seniors.
It's not difficult to understand why Norman Love Confection ranked number one in the Consumers Digest Chocolate Confection Test. Talk about innovative, they create their fine chocolates like art pieces in eye-catching colors, shapes and abstract designs found nowhere else. They make unique chocolate gifts.
Norman Love's new collection BLACK, are fine dark origin chocolates from the premium growing regions where the cocoa beans originate.
Fair Trade Chocolate Brands
I checked Norman Love's website, and there was nothing mentioned about Fair Trade practices, but that doesn't mean they're not involved. When in doubt ... ask. Find out where your favorite chocolate company gets their chocolate and what are the labor conditions and trade practices. If you can't get answers directly from the company, then put on your detective's hat and hit the Search Engine trail.
(Cranberry & Almond Nut Clusters)
Fair Trade Chocolates
Endangered Species Chocolate, Savor Chocolate, Savor Our Planet ... tells you right away who they are and what they believe.
Endangered Species Wolf, Dark (72%) with Cranberries & Almonds, 10-Count Individually Wrapped Pieces (Pack of 6)
Endangered Species Chocolate believes in conservation, using sustainable products, giving back to the community and participation in Fair Trade practices: ethically traded cacao farms ensuring fair trade, responsible labor practices and sustainable farming. Also ten percent of all sales go to conservation efforts.
THE DELECTABLE DARK COLLECTION
Everything tastes better covered in chocolate! Feast on an assortment of dark chocolate drenched almonds, cashews, pretzels, and more. Plenty of chocolate bars tucked in to conquer cravings only a solid bar of chocolate can satisfy!
Ethical Trade Standard
(16-piece assorted Truffles)
An independent company that supports the small chocolate industry in countries where the chocolate originates by re-designing the cocoa commodity chain by helping farmers adopt better farm management practices, protect the environment, ensure crops are free of harmful chemicals and maximize their income in order to encourage the farmers' optimal re-investment in the development of high-quality chocolate.
(Nine Piece Chocolate Hearts)
Make your wedding, birthday party or any special event even more special knowing that your favor was purchased through fair trade practices ensuring that cocoa bean farmers are paid with wages that will help their family and community thrive.
(Theo Casanova 12-piece Caramels below)
- Global Exchange carries a wide range of Fair Trade Certified products, including chocolate, coffee, tea, crafts, clothing, jewelry, and more.
- TransFair USA maintains a list of national cafes, restaurants, and retailers carrying their Fair Trade Certified food products.
- The Chocolate Room carries some organic and fair trade chocolate bars.
- You can find Vintage Plantations fair trade chocolates at World Wide Chocolate online.
- Ten Thousand Villages