Celebrating Ethical Chocolate with S'mores

Fair Trade Smore.jpgby Sarah DeMartino, Junior
(pictured below left)

Yesterday the Penn State Brandywine Fair Trade TrailBlazers and the campus community participated in Global Exchange's "We Want More from our S'mores" event. 

This initiative was started by Global Exchange to put pressure on the chocolate industry to stop using child labor and to continue to seek more ethical means of producing chocolate. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., faculty, staff, and students gathered in the Vairo Library Courtyard to roast fair trade s'mores to help Global Exchange's campaign.

Fair Trade Equal Exchange chocolate (dark chocolate mini bars) was provided as well as fair trade bananas from Whole Foods. Yes, you read correctly. Fair trade bananas! These were not just any fair trade s'mores, they were gourmet fair trade s'mores! In addition to jumbo-sized marshmallows and boxes and boxes of graham crackers, we enjoyed organic strawberries (sadly those not fair trade; all the more reason why we need a domestic fair trade system). By the end of the event, a total of 45 s'mores were eaten. It was truly a wonderful and successful event!

Students at the Fair Trade Smores Event.jpgRoasting Marshmallows.jpgThumbnail image for students eating smores.JPGMarshmallows and Fair Trade Chocolate.jpgThe Ingredients for Fair Trade Smores.jpg


nice sharing.
yummy... lol

Great blog post! Love the pics. Would love to have you register your s'mores so they can be counted (if you haven't already.)

Here's info about our Fair Trade s'mores action: http://www.globalexchange.org/blogs/fairtrade/2012/08/21/time-to-count-your-summer-smores/.

Keep up the great work!
Global Exchange Fair Trade team

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