24 October, 2017

Trick or Treat Fair This Halloween

by Victoria Ross, Fairtrade Canada

The only scary part of your Halloween should be your costume. Be sure to look for the FAIRTRADE Mark when shopping for chocolates or other sweet treats this Halloween. Buying Fairtrade makes a significant difference in the lives of farmers and their families around the world. 

Whether you are planning on giving out sweets for trick or treaters, or want something to indulge with while watching your favourite spooky film, here are some suggestions of sweets with a purpose.

CaminoOwned by the La Siembra cooperative, Camino supports more than 36,000 family farms. Pick up some minis this Halloween and help cocoa farmers in the Global South get a better deal. 

DivineDid you know that Divine Chocolate is co-owned by the 85,000 farmer members of Ghana’s Kuapa Kokoo? This means they get a share of the profits, a say in the company, and a voice in the global marketplace. Pick up some chocolate coins for Halloween this year – your sustainable alternative to a classic favourite!


Alter Eco makes chocolates that are reliably delicious, socially just, and environmentally responsible. You can also browse Alter Eco’s website for some fun Halloween baking ideas, like this one for Vegan Chocolate Halloween Bark.