I received delicious Fair Trade chocolate products to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
Mother’s Day is just days away, but there is still plenty of time to pick the perfect gift! Nothing says “you rock, mom” more than chocolate. Rather than getting the same old box of chocolate from the grocery store at the last minute on Sunday morning (oh, like you’ve never done that!), give mom a truly indulgent gift: fair trade chocolate!
I love working with Fair Trade USA. In the past, I’ve shared delicious gifts for coffee-loving moms, and a selection of Fair Trade gifts for the holidays. Both times, I highlighted different types of fair trade coffees, among other things. I was so tempted to ask for more coffee, but then I saw these beauties:
Sweetriot bars are a sweet riot of deliciousness!
They’re called sweetriot, and boy are they a sweet riot of chocolatey goodness! I received a 6-bar gift pack with three different flavors: Dark Chocolate with Kickin’ Coconut, 85% Pure Dark Chocolate and the super unique Dark Chocolate with Quirky Quinoa Crunch. My mom ate all of the Kickin’ Coconut. Since this is a Mother’s Day gift ideas post, I suppose that’s fair. The 85% pure Dark Chocolate is intense, perfect for snacking on a square or two when you need a bite of rich chocolate. It’s also amazing melted into your coffee along with a bit of vanilla and cinnamon. Well look at that, I managed to sneak coffee in here somewhere anyway!
The Quirky Quinoa is my favorite! I never, ever would have thought that I’d like quinoa mixed into chocolate, but it really works! It’s crispy but with an earthy, nutty flavor. It’s so hard to describe. Trust me, it’s really good! As delicious as the chocolate is, the messages on the inside of the wrapper are a gift in themselves. The Dark Chocolate bar told me I’m brilliant. How did it know? So smart, those sweetriot bars! The wrapper has other hidden messages that I saw when I took the picture, so neat!
Fair Trade Chocolate Goodness with Barefoot & Chocolate
I also received a duo of amazing spreads from Barefoot & Chocolate: Hazelnut and Almond Coconut. I absolutely love dipping pretzel rods into the Hazelnut chocolate spread! I could eat it all by itself by the spoonful, but that would probably be uncivilized. For the Almond Coconut spread. I found this delicious Chiarita recipe on the Barefoot & Chocolate website, but I didn’t have all the ingredients. I adapted it with what I had on hand.
- 8oz milk
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
- 2 tablespoons Barefoot & Chocolate Almond Coconut Spread
- 1 smallish banana
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Blend it all together in your blender or magic bullet and enjoy. It’s so amazing! I honestly wasn’t sure that 2 tablespoons of spread would be enough, but trust me, it’s just right.
Visit Fair Trade USA to see where to find these delicious and indulgent Fair Trade chocolate gifts. While you’re there, consider signing the world’s largest Fair Trade Mother’s Day card to show your support for moms everywhere. Remember, shopping Fair Trade products allows you to support small communities around the world!
Which of these would you love to receive for Mother’s Day?