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Chocolate! The Best of the Best Organic, Fair Trade Chocolates Find out why organic and fair trade certification really matter when it comes to chocolate, and how our editors ranked the best of these treats. Feb. 26, 2009
By Katherine Loeck and Aubrey Vaughn Not only is organic, fair trade chocolate better for everyone - from planting the cacao trees to popping a morsel into your mouth - the flavor trumps that of conventional chocolate every time. Sweet, bitter, spicy, smooth — these are just a few of the dozens of ways to describe chocolate.But if you want really great chocolate, chocolate that makes you feel as good about buying it as it makes your tastebuds feel about meeting it, there are more decisions involved than simply what flavor makes your mouth water. To make the best decisions (and discover the best quality), consider a few questions such as: Where is it grown, how it is grown, and by whom? Does the farmer earn a living wage? Are pesticides used on the cacao trees?These are tough, but important questions. The good news is we’ve made answering them easier for you. To read more follow this link to the article: www.motherearthnews.com/Real-Food/Chocolate-Organic-Fair-Trade.aspx