The Chocolate Challenge

I don’t know if February is officially chocolate month, but it is my birthday month… and I love chocolate.  So, in this house it is kind of official.  Others of you may celebrate a holiday known as Valentine’s Day.  Ever heard of it?  Well, it is a day that love is celebrated and many people choose on this day to express their love through chocolate.  I have actually heard that more chocolate is bought in the month of February than all the other 11 months of the year combined. I don’t know if it is true or not, but I have heard that.

Anyway, with all this talk of February and chocolate I thought that some of you may want to join us in only buying Fair Trade (and organic, if possible) chocolate this month.  Yes, I know that it is more expensive, but it is also a treat.  You may not eat as much of it, but that is really okay.  You may not even eat any chocolate this month because you take this challenge and that is okay too.  We will all be okay.  Sometimes it’s just good to hear that, isn’t it?

I’m not sure when we started it, but it has been a few years now that Kendall and I have only bought fair trade, organic chocolate.  What we buy is about 4 times more expensive than most other brands.  We use it to eat, as is, and to bake with.  We have to think about whether we can afford it before we toss it in our basket.  While this makes it less convenient, it is also better for us and for those who hands have been involved in the creation of the bar of chocolate we are purchasing.  I would dare to say that it is more loving.

I hope some of you will join us this month.  Let me know if you do decide to take me up on this challenge to show your love through chocolate, perhaps a little better.  And, thank you, Theo Chocolate, for making such wonderful Fair Trade, organic chocolate and doing it with such passion.

Please, no matter what you decide, don’t purchase Nestle chocolate.  Do a google search on “Nestle Boycott” and you can read until your hearts content on why.

  • Awesome. So glad you guys made that switch. Full support!

  • Mollie Guillemette

    Yes!!! Thanks, Ariah!  It's so fun to hear from you.

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