Archives — 1 / 2013

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    Chocolate to Feed Your Soul

    hillary — 4 years ago

    5 Chili

    To the Spanish Sol means sun, to the French the earth and is phonetically “soul” in English. All of which are the inspiration behind, ChocoSol chocolate. The energy of the sun roasts the raw cacao bean, nurtures the chocolate’s earth and the final solid chocolate product feeds our souls.

    Cacao, Chocolate, chocolocateteam, Cocoa, FairTradeChocolate

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    New App Coming Soon!

    lalita — 4 years ago

    Chocofinder app

    Friends! You will be delighted to learn that we are now launching a sister app called ‘Choco Finder’ to help you find good chocolate that is made from fairly traded cocoa beans. Like Choco-locate, the Choco Finder app will be launched first in Toronto then we’ll expand city by city.

    cacao, chocolate, ChocolateInfo, environment, ethicalchocolate, fairtrade, goodchocolate, Health, RawChocolate, Sustainable, worldvision

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    Mainstream Fair Trade

    hillary — 4 years ago

    Have your say

    Would you buy Cadbury knowing they have a fair trade chocolate bar?

    • Maybe

      0%

    • Yes

      50%

    • No

      50%

    So, why all the buzz about fair trade? It's about a quality product making it's way to you with the satisfaction of knowing the farmer (who harvested that chocolate from bean to bar) gets a proper wage for his or her work. Guilt-free chocolate indulgence! Choco-locate has provided you with several local options for fair trade products in your city. But the biggest complaint is that some consumers want the nostalgic childhood chocolate they grew up on. Well, finally that too can be a fair trade product.

    Fair trade bars
    Chocolate giants are finally dipping into the world of Ethical chocolate. Cadbury Canada is expanding the Fair Trade chocolate market in Canada by declaring all products sold in Canada (from its Dairy Milk line) will have the Official Fair Trade Certified logo. This doubles the amount of Fair Trade certified chocolate sold in Canada!
    James
    James is a fair trade certified cocoa farmer from Ghana. Choco-locate was lucky enough to sit down with James at a recent event in Dundas Square to hear first hand how this change will affect his family and community in Ghana.

    Cacao, Chocolate, Cocoa, FairTradeChocolate, hillaryblog

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Choco-locate in the Media

Choco-locate in Ontario Business Report

When award winning filmmaker Lalita Krishna was in Silver Springs, Maryland, pitching PBS on her new documentary "Semi-sweet," she found herself in a mall looking for some of the sweet stuff to take to the meeting. That's when she had a "light-bulb moment" about the perfect "transmedia" extension to her documentary about "the world of chocolate," which she was proposing to shoot at locations in Africa, Europe, the US and Canada. To read more click here.

Semisweet on the Radio

  • Listen to Director Michael Allcock speak about the film on 570 News Kitchener Waterloo click here.

  • Check out Ron and Nadine being interviewed live on Moose FM 93.5 Radio

  • Tune in live on June 6th to Haliburton Radio (Canoe 100.9 FM)

  • Tune in live on June 8th to the CBC's Lang/O'leary show

Semisweet in the Press

Semisweet in the Globe and Mail

Michael

'Film tells the not-so-sweet side of chocolate'

What do you think of when you think of chocolate? Decadence? Dieting? An industry rife with exploitation and labour abuses?

Toronto director Michael Allcock offers a peek at the various sides of chocolate in the new documentary Semisweet: Life In Chocolate, airing on TVO on June 6. The film tells four stories – of Ron Obadia and Nadine Artemis, two raw food enthusiasts; of employees who live and work in Hershey, Pa., known as “The Sweetest Place on Earth” and more. To read more click here.

Did you know?

Chocolate is rich in phenolics, the same heart protective antioxidants found in wine. Indulgence? I call it self preservation!

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