If you’ve been wandering the aisles of your local grocery store with food justice and a proper confectionery Easter celebration in mind, I have a few ideas for you.
The first, and possibly the most fun and cost-effective : make your own.
Peanut butter, powdered sugar, and melted chocolate will yield delicious peanut butter cup eggs. (Consider the sources of your ingredients and order if necessary. I recommend Once Again Nut Butter, Woodstock peanut butter, Wholesome Sweeteners powdered sugar, and Equal Exchange chocolate
Not sure you want to make your own Easter candy?
My beloved Equal Exchange is sold out of Easter-style candy, but they do still have their regular line-up. All of it is delicious and beneficial to everyone involved in the production and consuming.
Sjaak’s is a new-to-me chocolate company committed to making quality organic products, and sustaining fair food practices, a healthy work environment, and socially responsible. Try Eli’s Earth Bars!
(Want more ideas? Check out Food Empowerment Project’s chocolate list.)
How about a non-food item?
Buy a bunny and a Ugandan child will get one, too. The Sara Jane Project employs Ugandan women to make the bunnies AND donates money to families trying to adopt.
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