Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Feeling a little guilty about giving out gobs of Halloween candy this year that's likely been made by child laborers? AND that contains high fructose corn syrup as well as artificial colors, flavors and other fun ingredients you can't even pronounce? Well, good news! There's still time to purchase "candy with a conscience" for the cute critters in your home, at your door, or just for yourself. Alter Eco is an organic chocolate company that is dedicated to the fair trade sourcing of ALL its ingredients and, unlike Nestle, Mars and Hershey, there are no children in their supply chain being forced to work the cocoa fields so that you can enjoy a cheap treat.
If chocolate is not your thing, or Alter Eco is outside your budget this year, Black Forest Organic offers an affordable alternative with its cute Sour Heads Halloween packaging and yummy gummies. Black Forest if owned by Ferrara, a company that has also made great strides in its dedication to child labor laws and is committed (unlike Nestle) to being 100% child-labor free by 2020. Both Alter Eco and Black Forest organic candies can be purchased on Amazon for same (or next day) delivery. Alter Eco can also be purchased at WholeFoods and most health food stores and Black Forest products can be found at most local drugstores and supermarkets.