Posts Tagged ‘ethical easter eggs’

Easter is on the way and personally I try not to use this as an excuse for a massive binge but my family always want to indulge the kids so this year I am going to try and point them in the right direction and get some high quality fair trade chocolate.

So if you need to buy gifts for kids or want to treat a friend (or yourself) what are you options if you want to avoid bland and soulless chocolate Easter eggs?

1. Ethical superstore has a great range of fair-trade and organic Easter products.  For children this Dubble egg is perfect, at £3.50.  They also sell in a pack of 6 so if you have a big family or a few to buy for you can save almost 20%.  The Dubble Egg has a quiz competition on the reverse, and proceeds from sales go to assist Comic Relief.

2. Oxfam Online and in store have a great selection of fair-trade chocolate.  My absolute favourite are the Divine dark chocolate mini eggs £2.99.  Mumzine have been testing these this week on kids and parents and they are loved by all.  Perfect for Easter egg hunts.

On the high-street head to the Co Op.  The Co-operative is stepping-up its ethical Easter offering by reducing the packaging on its Fairtrade Easter Eggs.  The two best-selling thick Fairtrade eggs – one milk and one dark chocolate – were a firm favourite with ethically-minded customers last year.  This year, packaging has been reduced by 28%.

Peter Rabbit – £12.95 – If you are steering away from the chocolate this Peter Rabbit soft toy is beautifully made with 100% soft cotton fabric and stuffed with eco-friendly recycled filling.  With an adorable linen jacket and a carrot to munch on, this is a very cute alternative to an egg.

And for a grown up Easter present with a twist how about this fair trade applique Chicken Tea Cosy – £9.95

Lastly, I find it hard to talk about chocolate without talking about Green and Blacks.  So for anyone out there thinking of buying me an egg this is my adult egg of choice.  Green and Blacks Organic Dark Chocolate Praline Filled Mini Egg – £3.49 at Ethical Superstore


Read Full Post »