Roots Of Catholic Social Teaching

Peter Buck is a Senior Representative of the Interfaith & Community Sales program at Equal Exchange. This blog post is part of an ongoing series of reflections on the relationship between Fair Trade and Catholic teachings. Pope Francis’ trip to Mexico, and particularly his visit to the state of…

Organic Vs. Conventional Tea: What’s The Difference?

As conscientious consumers, many of us look for the “organic” label when shopping. While we know that organic products have certain benefits, the extent of those benefits isn’t always obvious. When it comes to organic tea and conventional tea, you might ask: what’s the real difference? What makes…

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Add dry ingredients to chocolate batter and mix until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Make balls out of the dough and place on a baking sheet…

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Ingredients 1 cup half-n-half 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup Equal Exchange Organic Baking Cocoa 1/2 cup sugar + 3 Tbsp sugar Pinch of salt 1 cup creamy peanut butter Directions Whisk together the half-n-half, cocoa, sugar, and salt in a large saucepan. Heat…

How To Pair Chocolate & Wine

The good news: there really aren’t rules when it comes to pairing chocolate and wine. Everyone’s taste preferences are different. In other words, YOU GET TO TRY EVERYTHING. The bad news: we’re talking about chocolate and wine! No bad news here. (Just make sure you drink responsibly…

Fair Trade Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! What do you have planned for your special someone (or yourself)? This year, we’re celebrating love of all kinds – including our love for Fair Trade, of course. Here are a few ways you can incorporate your support of small farmers into…

2015 Year In Review

At the end of every year, we reflect on the accomplishments, challenges, developments and memorable moments that have helped us grow. Here are a just a few of the highlights from 2015, which we’re so proud to share with you all – and which we couldn’t have done without…

Host A Cocoa Tasting In Your Community

This winter, warm up with a cocoa tasting event! Hot chocolate is the quintessential cold weather treat – so a chilly winter day is a great time to introduce all three of Equal Exchange’s organic, fairly traded cocoa mixes to your community. Here are our suggestions for a festive and…

Peanut Butter Heart Cookies

Is there a more perfect couple than chocolate and peanut butter? One of our favorite things to make for Valentine’s Day are these Peanut Butter Heart Cookies, which are incredibly easy to make (and incredibly delicious). Bring them to your next bake sale, potluck or party. Ingredients ½ c…