Fair Trade Chocolate of the Year: Alter Eco!

<p>The holidays are about family, and friends, and reflection and thanksgiving, of course. But they're also about eating. Consuming inordinate amounts of delicious gooey goodness. This year, take a few minutes to think about how to use your tastebuds to make a little difference in the world. <br /><br />Below, you can find links to a number of Fair Trade producers, with a particular emphasis on chocolate. This year, why not add a delicious bar to that gift basket or gift certificate you're planning to give?<br /><br />Fair Trade Chocolatier of the Year:<br /><a href="http://www.altereco-usa.com/main.php"><strong>Alter Eco</strong></a> - A great company based in France and San Fracisco, Alter Eco sells a variety of fair trade products, including an incredible line of chocolates. I've rarely had something as delicious as the Milk Chocolate Cajou. They also have other Fair Trade food products like sugar and rice. Check out their site here. <br /><br />Other great Fair Trade chocolates:<br /><a href="http://www.divinechocolate.com/home/default.aspx">Divine Chocolate</a><br /><a href="http://www.equalexchange.coop/">Equal Exchange</a><br /><a href="http://stores.homestead.com/CocoZen/StoreFront.bok">Coco-Zen</a><br /><a href="http://www.dagobachocolate.com/default.asp">Dagoba</a><br /><a href="http://ithacafinechocolates.stores.yahoo.net/index.html">Ithica Fine Chocolate</a><br /><a href="http://www.sweetearthchocolates.com">Sweet Earth Organic Chocolate</a></p>