Friday, April 10, 2009

Chocolate: Alter Eco Dark Chocolate Velvet

More like milk chocolate in dark chocolate clothing. The Alter Eco Fair Trade Dark Chocolate Velvet is like a creamy milk chocolate bar even though the packaging says dark. A closer look at said packaging does not clear up the matter. Regardless, I really like this bar. Besides the great taste, it is organic, gluten free, soy free, emulsifier free and GMO* (whatever the heck that means) free.

FYI - On the back of the package. "All of our chocolates are Fair Trade Certified™. This means that the farmers who grew the ingredients were paid a better, more stable price for their crops than in conventional trade. The cocoa in this chocolate was grown and harvested by members of the El Ceibo cooperative located in the heart of the Bolivian Amazon. By purchasing this chocolate, you are directly helping 800 small-scale farmers achieve higher living standards and protect their environment through sustainable agriculture."

*GMO = genetically modified organism

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