Sunday, October 17, 2010

Divine Chocolate Celebrates Fair Trade Month

On October 12th, I joined Divine Chocolate for Chocolate, Cocktails & Beauty, as they celebrated Fair Trade Month at Provocateur at Hotel Gansevoort, on Hudson Street between 13th and Gansevoort.

I happily indulged in Divine Chocolate's chocolate tasting and quickly identified my favorites. At the top of my list is the limited edition Milk Chocolate with Spiced Cookies. It is perfect for the holiday season and tastes like gingerbread cookies! I've never had a chocolate bar like this so I find it to be very unique! My second favorite was the 70% Dark Chocolate Covered Salted Fudge.

To go along with the Divine chocolate tasting was a Divine chocolate martini, which included FAIR, Quinoa Vodka, Divine chocolate syrup, white curacao, 2 slices of orange skin and grated Divine dark chocolate - Yum!

I then checked out the
mark. body care that cares line. All four products in the line - crème, lotion, cleanser and balm are formulated with Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients, which promote fair prices, safe working conditions and funds for community development for the millions of farmers who grow and source products like Mexican honey, Indian white tea, Peruvian cocoa butter and Egyptian hibiscus.

What a great event! Thank you for inviting me!

- Kim Weling

Divine Chocolate is a pioneering Fair Trade chocolate company, owned in part by the farmers of Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana. Since 1998 Divine has delighted chocolate lovers with quality chocolate made from the 'best of the best' 100% Fair Trade cocoa from Ghana.

The farmers of Kuapa Kokoo, a farmers' cooperative of 45,000 members, supply the cocoa for each bar of Divine. They get paid a Fair Trade price for their beans and receive a social premium that the cooperative invests in schools, clean drinking water, medical clinics, and women's entrepreneurship projects such as batik and soap making. Plus, as owners they get share of the profits, a say in the company, and a voice in the global marketplace.

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