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Trader Joe’s Fair Trade Swiss Milk Chocolate May 11, 2009

Filed under: chocolate bars — cacaobug @ 2:58 pm
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Trader Joe's Fair Trade Swiss Milk Chocolate

Yesterday I discovered a new chocolate bar at Trader Joe’s: Fair Trade Swiss Milk Chocolate. It’s a good sized bar (3.5 oz) for only $1.99. Plus, it’s Fair Trade! According to the wrapper, “Fair Trade chocolate helps contribute to a better way of life for farmers and their families. This method of buying cocoa beans and sugar offers small-scale growers a fair price for their harvest.”

So how does it taste? Quite nice, actually! The chocolate is extremely smooth, and it has a hint of caramel, which adds to the overall aroma. The ingredients are pure and simple: “cane sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, cocoa mass, carmelized sugar, soy lecithin, vanilla extract”. Definitely worth a try next time you’re at Trader Joe’s!

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Free chocolate from Mars May 8, 2009

Filed under: deals — cacaobug @ 9:13 pm
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No, NASA hasn’t discovered that mars is made of chocolate. (What a discovery that would be!) Instead, it’s free chocolate from Mars, Inc., the company that brings us M&Ms, Snickers, Twix, Three Musketeers, Milky Way, and Dove.

Through September 2009, Mars is offering coupons for free chocolate each Friday. To receive a coupon, visit www.realchocolate.com on a Friday and register with your e-mail address and mailing address. If you’re one of the first 250,000 registrants that Friday, Mars will send you a coupon in the mail.