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Egg donations

Egg donations

With more than £200,000 raised for good causes so far, here is our recent cheque handover for Real Easter Eggs sold in 2016. The Real Easter Egg helped raise a further £3,000 which are not included on this cheque. We are very proud that we are the UK's only Fairtrade charity Easter Egg and that the money we donate goes to help Traidcraft Exchange.  Every egg we sell also contributes to the Fairtrade Premium which benefits those who grow our sugar and chocolate.  Our final order deadline is 4pm on 10th April 2017.

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Cathedrals and smaller museums lead the way in Fairtrade Tourism chocolate

Cathedrals and smaller museums lead the way in Fairtrade Tourism chocolate

This Fairtrade Fortnight it has been revealed that Elizabeth Gaskell's House Museum, near Manchester, is part of a group of visitor attractions which are leading led the way by switching their souvenir chocolate bars to Fairtrade. Many tourist attractions have a shop selling souvenir chocolate bars with a picture of the attraction on the wrapper. Back in 2014 The Meaningful Chocolate Company could not find a single tourist attraction which was using certified Fairtrade chocolate for their souvenir bars. Working with the Fairtrade Foundation the company developed a fast track way of providing the UK's first Fairtrade Belgian chocolate souvenir...

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Real Easter Egg 2017 launched

Real Easter Egg 2017 launched

The egg that shares the Easter story in 2017 The new look Real Easter Egg 2017 range has been launched and churches are being asked to encourage people to support this unique way of sharing the story of Easter. This year a 24 page Easter story-activity book illustrated by Alida Massari is included in the Original, Egg Hunt and Dark eggs. The Special Edition has an Easter traditions booklet inside. The Sharing box, with 30 eggs, comes with colour-in posters. Out of the 80 million Easter eggs sold in this part of the world every year, The Real Easter Egg...

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Cadbury drops Fairtrade

Cadbury Fairtrade Fudge Cadbury have announced that they are dropping the Fairtrade standard and from May 2017 none of their chocolate will be Fairtrade. Instead, Cadbury will promote their own scheme and their bars will carry the ‘Cocoa Life’ logo. Despite the bars not containing any Fairtrade chocolate,  Cadbury wants the Fairtrade logo on the back because the Fairtrade Foundation will initially be monitoring the new scheme. This is the first time the Fairtrade logo will appear on a bar of chocolate which is not Fairtrade. As such it runs counter to the messages adopted by schools and Church campaigners...

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The secret of cheap Easter Eggs

The secret of cheap Easter Eggs

IT CAN be a shock to discover the creamy taste of your favourite chocolate brand is derived from cold fast food fat or oil used in face cream– and not natural Cocoa butter. A YouGov poll conducted in March, 2016 asked the British public how acceptable it was to reduce the cost of manufacturing chocolate by adding Shea Butter (also used in body lotions and other cosmetics) or Palm Oil (also used in the manufacture of instant noodles and other food products). More than half felt it was unacceptable. It's not hard to find cheap Easter eggs, but they tend...

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