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    Posted February 27, 2012 by
    thechef456
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    Central Point, Oregon
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Fair-trade chocolate challenge

    Ethicaly and Socially Responsible!

     
    We recently won 2 Good Food Awards in San Fransisco for our "Bean-To-Bar" chocolate- "The Perfect Illusion". The first one was for taste and the second one, the "Gold Seal" was for using fair trade/organic cocoa beans. The beans we use come from a small farmer owned co-op in Peru and the beans themselves are an heirloom varietal. Not only did we source great beans we made great chocolate out of them.

    With the horrible working conditions in Africa for many of the kids who work the fields we set out to find good cacao, pay top dollar for it, and make sure that the money - to the best of knowledge and intentions, was distributed down the line to the farmers and their families. We have done this and it wasn't at all hard to do.

    If more chocolate companies demanded, like we did, that our beans are socially and ethically traded the industry would not be in the sorry shape it is.

    Come check it out.

    www.lilliebellefarms.com
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