When enjoying delicious dark chocolate, it’s always nice knowing the people and planet that helped you enjoy it was treated with care.
Fair Trade USA and Fairtrade America are non-profit organizations who certify goods such as coffee, chocolate, and sugar in order to make sure the products are manufactured according to a set of strict standards that encourage environmental protection, as well as ensuring that the people involved in production were treated and paid fairly for their labor.
In that spirit, we’ve put together a list of 15 of our favorite fair-trade dark chocolates for you to savor guilt-free!
1. Cocoa Republic
One user says: “The bits in the bar adds a lot of flavour. Recently, I am unable to consume dairy as I would like to so the dark chocolate version is my go-to.”
2. Snacking Cacao
Thao says: ” was hesitant to try this product because I’ve never had a cocoa bean before. A friend recommended it to me as I was looking for an alternative healthy snack. It doesn’t have a chocolate taste like I had originally thought. One taste doesn’t do it justice. You have to have more to appreciate the yumminess. The flavors were all surprising to me. I really liked Joy, Peace, and Love. Not a huge fan of the Wisdom flavor (coconut, strong spices) was too much for my taste buds.”
3. Organicfair Midnight Chocolate Bar
4. Nanga by Nature
One user says: “They are so delicious and have been the perfect healthy purse snack throughout my pregnancy.”
5. Alter Ego Dark Blackout
Jeffery says: “Whoa there, this chocolate is alright but not $7.00 good. Do yourself a favor and pick it up from your local grocery store for half the price.”
6. Wild Chocolate Powder
One user says: “Consistent quality – we’ve reordered 3x so far. Good taste. Very good packaging. This is lower in fat than some of the other cacao powders, so if that’s important to you this is a good option.”
7. Equal Exchange Dark Chocolate
One user says: “I like this very much, though it is pricey compared to the Trader Joe’s that I have been buying. I was impressed with the inside of the label which described the product, where it was sourced from, and the people that had jobs because of it…made me feel good that I made the purchase.”
8. SoChatti Dark Chocolate
One user says: “normally a just a Hershey’s guy haha but got this for my girlfriend as a gift and she loved it. Melting it was pretty easy, threw it in some hot water.”
9. Green & Black’s Organic
One user says: “The batch I got from Amazon didn’t taste as sweet and as fragrant as the batch I got from Whole Foods. The chocolate is made in batches so batch to batch there will be some process variation. That said, I had went to my local Whole Foods and bought every single dark chocolate over 80% that didn’t have a lecthin emulsifier in it. Of the 7+ bars I got, Green and Black’s tasted the best — creamy, chocolate-y, a bit bitter, a bit sweet. Not sour. No off-tastes. Amazon had the best price, will continue to purchase after I finish this box.”
10. Endangered Species Dark Chocolate
11. Equal Exchange Dark Chocolate Mini-Bars
One user says: “Like this product but have purchased it at a local store in the past for less money-my local store closed their store this last year. 4 star rating due to price of product.”
12. Theo Chocolate
One user says: “I search out dark chocolate that does not contain soy- this is one of the best options I’ve found (in addition to Green and Blacks.)”
13. Trader Joe’s Organic Dark Chocolate
Janet says: “I have a heart condition and this is the only chocolate I’m supposed to eat. It hits that “chocolate” spot.”
Cook Own Plant-Based Chocolate Desserts!
With all these boxes of chocolate, you’re sure to have plenty left over for recipes.
Healthy Copycat Snickers
Just look at Mitra Shirmohammadi‘s delicious Healthy Copycat Snickers Bars – you can find many more Chocolate Candy Bar Recipes in our archives! A lot of them are much healthier than the store-bought stuff anyway!
Red Velvet Brownies With Three-Ingredient Frosting
Jasmine Briones‘s Red Velvet Brownies With Three-Ingredient Frosting are just one super fudgy, ultra-delicious example of our Brownie Recipes. We have all the dessert recipes for your cravings!
Two-Sided Chocolate Cake
Still need a chocolate fix? We also highly recommend you check out our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has over 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes for you to explore, and subscribers also gain access to ten new recipes per day! Let us know if you give it a try!
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