Your Guide to a Fair Trade Halloween

Celebrate Halloween the Fair Trade Way

09/30/2011 - 3:59 PM

It's Going to be a Fair Trade Halloween!

Your Halloween guide from Fair Trade USA is here! Whether you’re planning on staying home, trick-or-treating, or attending a costume party, we have ideas that will get you in the holiday spirit; just try these quick and easy tips and you'll be sure to have a Halloween that's fun AND fair.

Reverse Trick-or-Treating

This Halloween, kids throughout the country will be take to the streets in hopes of filling their pillow cases, paper bags, and pumpkin buckets with sweet treats from their neighbors. This year why not help your kids learn the meaning of Fair Trade through Reverse Trick-or-Treating? The concept is simple; help spread the word about Fair Trade by handing sustainably-sourced chocolate back to adults during your annual Trick-or-Treat adventure. By providing young people with an opportunity to have their voices heard, hundreds of thousands of households will have an opportunity to learn about how their chocolate is produced. To order your kit, visit the Global Exchange website.

Hurry! The kits are given on a first-come, first-served basis, so order yours today and make a difference in the lives of farmers and workers around the world.

Give Me Something Good to Eat 

This Halloween, why not indulge in a little chocolate goodness yourself while helping Fair Trade end unfair labor practices in the cocoa industry. A great option, whether you want dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or a fruitier flavor, is Divine Chocolate.  

As for those adorable trick-or-treaters who will soon be at your door, try Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates for a more kid-friendly option. They have many Halloween themed goodies to choose from, all in bite-sized form. Order them here.

You might also try Sweet Earth Organic Chocolates, who offers a fun (and scary) line of Fair Trade Certified Halloween goodies (right).

Fair Trade Friendly Recipes

Celebrate the season by treating your family to a Scary Halloween Pizza. The dinner table is a great place to talk to your friends and family about the importance of using Fair Trade Certified ingredients in your cooking.

For a delightfully ghoulish dessert, try these Halloween Pumpkin Orange Cookies. They’ll be scrumptious to taste AND you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you made a difference by baking with Fair Trade Certified sugar.

For those who love a tasty treat, but don’t have as much time, try one of these great mixes from Simply Organic: Chai Spice Scones or Spice Cookies.

Cozy Up With Fair Trade Certified Coffee

As the days become shorter and the weather gets colder, there is nothing like a good cup of coffee to warm your spirits. When drinking high-quality Fair Trade Certified coffee, you are supporting a system of trade that improves lives and protects the environment. 

If you need a little extra flavor in your morning cup of joe, try a festive blend of Pumpkin Spice coffee on a chilly October evening. When you’re out and about (Trick-or-Treating for example) there is nothing more satisfying than a Fair Trade

Pumpkin Latte to keep you feeling warm and festive.

Fair Cocktails

Halloween fun isn’t just for kids. It’s time to get into the swing of Halloween festivities with Fair Trade Certified cocktails. Hire that sitter, grab your costume, and bring some FAIR. Quinoa vodka to your next Halloween extravaganza. 

Try this cocktail made with Quinoa vodka and Mandarin soda:

2oz FAIR. Quinoa Vodka
3oz Maine Root Mandarin soda
Pour over ice in a rocks glass.
Top with 0.5oz FAIR. Cafe Liqueur
Enjoy the delicious spookiness!

Socially Conscious Costumes  

This Halloween be the talk of the town by dressing up as a Fair Trade product! Whether you’re gearing up for an office costume contest, your child’s classroom party, or meeting up with friends to celebrate, these costume ideas are sure to  be a huge hit. Dress as a Fair Trade Certified banana, cup of coffee or chocolate bar. Then when someone asks about your costume, take the time to explain why Fair Trade is so important and how they can help make every purchase matter. Click HERE for for more last minute Fair Trade costume ideas.

Not sure where to buy Fair Trade chocolate bars or ingredients for your Halloween night? Use the Fair Trade Finder to find Fair Trade goods at store near you!

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