With Super Bowl XLV less than a week away, it’s time to start planning those party menus. Whether you are rooting for the Packers or the Steelers (or just go for the food) choosing Fair Trade Certified party goods on the big day is something everyone can agree on.
This year ditch the six-pack and try a delicious, responsibly-sourced Fair Trade beverage. Maine Root  offers a wonderful line of all-natural, handcrafted sodas. Flavors include root beer, ginger brew, lemon lime, orange, blueberry and sarsaparilla. Each soda is sweetened by Organic Evaporated Cane Juice  and is available at your local Whole Foods Market .
In addition to soda, no Fair Trade Super Bowl party is complete without a wide selection of coffee and tea. Try Tea Forte’s  Earl Grey or Rishi Tea’s  Organic Rooibos Chai. In the realm of high-quality coffee, you can’t go wrong with Alterra Coffee  to get pumped up for the game!
For all you 21 and over football fans out there, Fair Trade Certified wine and spirits are not only a great way to delight your Super Bowl guests, but also to make a difference in the lives of farm workers all around the world. Check out the FAIR . website for great cocktails (like the “Gojipolitan ” and the “Fairspresso Martini ”) that use FAIR. Vodka , FAIR. Goji  and FAIR. Café .
Wine also makes a great addition to any party. The Wandering Grape, a Fair Trade Certified Malbec–Merlot from Argentina, can be found at your local Target . For beer, how about Peak Organic's Espresso Amber Ale ?
Gameday Finger Food
By choosing Fair Trade for your snacking needs this Super Bowl Sunday, you are not only voting for equitable trade, environmental sustainability and social responsibility, you are sharing this practice with your friends and family to spread the word about Fair Trade.
For an appetizer, try Tabbouleh  made with La Yapa Quinoa . This Middle-Eastern appetizer is easy to make and will be a big hit at any party. Tabbouleh is commonly scooped into lettuce leaves, but can be used as a dip for vegetables or pita bread.
Don’t forget the ice cream! Ben & Jerry’s  Fair Trade Certified Cookies and Milk  flavor is a delicious treat for all to enjoy. Make it an ice cream sundae bar for a fun way to add more Fair Trade into your day. (Try sliced bananas!)
With such a wide variety of Fair Trade products available in our grocery stores, it is now easier than ever to throw a party with a conscience. You can even purchase Fair Trade Certified footballs  for an after-party game of your own! Let's make this year’s Super Bowl Fair Trade Certified and take action towards a better tomorrow.
Click HERE  for more information on Fair Trade Certified and where to buy for your Super Bowl Party.