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A Coupon, A Contest, and A Custom Chocolate Bar!

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Custom Chocolate BarEver wanted to create your own chocolate bar? It’s the perfect Valentine’s gift for that special chocoholic in your life, not to mention great fun!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, is offering our readers 20% off your very own custom chocolate bars! Just enter the discount coupon code “chocfacts” at checkout. Yum! (Coupon good through 2/28/11)

Custom chocolate bar companies let you choose your base chocolate (white, milk, or dark), and then add a whole slew of ingredients of your choosing. Toffee/banana/candied lilac bar, anyone? Er, okay, maybe not. But if you wanted one, you could create it online.

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To Fair Trade, or Not to Fair Trade?

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Alert reader Aubrey had this Fair Trade Chocolate question:


I enjoy “dark” chocolate.  Lately I’ve been buying Lindt 85 or 90% cocoa bars.  I’ve read some strong statements the company has made, claiming that their beans are carefully sourced to avoid environmental and human rights problems. However, they do not have a Fair Trade certification.

Can I keep eating this chocolate with a clear conscience?  If not, what would be a good substitute?

Thanks for your help.

Fair Trade Chocolate
Does it really? You decide.

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