Fair Trade Fortnight + Chocolate + Recipes
Fairtrade Fortnight began on February 25th and this year’s theme is chocolate! At Calluna Ethical Living we stock a variety of yummy ethical and fair trade chocolate. Two of our most popular brands are Divine and Seed & Bean, we stock Divine in our sister shop Fairtrade Winds and Seed & Bean in Calluna. Both of brands are equally delicious but delightfully different.
Created in a factory in England with just a small team; Seed & Bean’s chocolate is a beautiful mix of classic flavours such as their “Organic Rich Milk Chocolate” and newer, bolder flavours like their “Extra Dark Chocolate with Sweet Orange and Thyme”. Working with the Soil Association they make sure their delicious chocolate is sustainable, fairtrade and organic plus the majority of their chocolate bars are vegan! Working at Calluna means that I’ve tried every single flavour and can testify that they’re all delicious!
Next up, Divine! This is one of the first chocolate brands that I ever tried and it still proves to be a classic favourite amongst myself and many others. They’re one of the more well known fair trade chocolate brands and for good reason; having been first launched in the UK in 1998 they’ve been around for a while. Similarly to Seed & Bean they sell classic flavours such as their “Deliciously Rich Milk Chocolate Bar” and of course they do wackier but equally as yummy flavours like their “Dark Chocolate with Pink Himalayan Salt”. With an ever changing range of flavours Divine has something for everyone.
Last but not least I’ve found some lovely chocolate-y recipes to share with you, so here you go!
How gorgeous do these meringues look!? If you’re anything like me the fact that the weather is getting warmer is a great relief as winter although filled with good food and snow (if we’re lucky) is not particularly cheerful and as it’s starting to feel something more akin to spring I thought this slightly summier recipe would be appropriate. Gloria Lilley is the creator of this beautiful recipe and is one of Divine’s very own chocolateers! I’ll link the how to for the recipe just below.
From the wonderful Jessie, (@jessie_bakes_) comes this deliciously indulgent vegan brownie recipe. Everyone knows you can’t go wrong with brownies and as these are super easy to whip up they’re low stress and will wow your friends and family with their yumminess. It’s getting to that time of year where everyone’s spring cleaning before the summer so although brownies are great all year long these brownies are especially great with the kick of espresso to give a boost of energy for either before or after your spring cleaning!