Monday, November 8, 2010

Blog Kick-off - Chocolate Giveaway!


I thought it would be fun to officially launch A Gentler World with a giveaway, and what fair trade item could be better to win than chocolate? :-)

The winner of the contest will receive the following five delicious, full-sized, vegan, fair trade chocolate bars:
  • one Sjaak's Organic Dark Chocolate with Creamy Caramel bar (1.75 oz.)
  • one Theo Organic Spicy Chile Dark Chocolate bar (3 oz.)
  • one one Equal Exchange Organic Dark Chocolate with Almonds bar (3.5 oz.)
  • one Divine 70% Dark Chocolate with Raspberries bar (3.5 oz.)
  • one Green & Black's Organic Maya Gold bar (3.5 oz., and my personal favorite).
Each participant can enter up to five times. Each entry should be registered as a separate comment on this post, and each individual entry must meet one of the following requirements:
  • You can earn one entry simply by leaving a comment here. Tell me your favorite fair trade chocolate, recipe, or anything else you care to share on the topic. Please be sure to provide your email address so I can contact you if you win!
  • You can earn another entry by clicking 'like' on my Facebook page.
  • You can earn another entry by sharing this contest on your Twitter account; to register this entry, please post a link to your Twitter account in a comment here.
  • You can earn another entry by sharing this contest on your Facebook page; to register this entry, please post a link to your Facebook page in a comment here.
  • If you have your own blog, you can earn yet another entry by sharing this contest on your blog; to register this entry, please post a link to your blog post in a comment here.
I will randomly select a winner the day after Thanksgiving - November 26th - and will mail this bundle of chocolatey goodness to the winner in plenty of time to enjoy during the holiday season (or gift away, if you have the willpower).

Want to learn more about the issues surrounding fair trade chocolate? Click here.

83 comments:

  1. I don't have a favorite fair trade chocolate, because it is really hard to find in my area. :( I love you started this new blog, though! We are able to get fair trade coffee, but I wish I could find good fair trade chocolate.

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  2. I retweeted about the giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/#!/theJuke2/status/1794025027796992

    (I just realized I never listed my email in my previous two entries: kristenrjuchem@hotmail)

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  3. I shared the contest on Facebook.

    kristenrjuchem@hotmail

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  4. I am so excited about your new blog. Thank you for sharing all that you do. As of now I do not have a favorite fair trade chocolate

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  5. I checked out your Facebook page and I liked it!;)

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  6. I shared the information on my twitter account: http://twitter.com/#!/tamaradenelle

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  7. I shared the contest on my Facebook page!
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/tamara.hargrove1I

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  8. I love Divine chocolate. Love the packaging and the Adinkra symbols and the fact that it's owned by the farmers.

    I also like Endangered Species chocolate, mostly for the animal facts on the inside and the beautiful animal photos on the front.

    Also liked your facebook page AND shared the link. (http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Gentler-World-A-Fair-Trade-Advocacy-Blog/163486820340446?v=wall#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=106405206094217&id=160100268)

    One more tidbit... I have a passion for both fair trade and chocolate and I'm trying to make it a career!

    cjohnson3110 @ gmail.com

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  9. 2nd entry for Chelsea (facebook)

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  10. I've never tried fair trade chocolate, so I can't say what my favorite is. But I love chocolate in general, so I am sure I would love FT choc, too!!

    Oh, I "liked" your page on FB.

    Michelle Teasley :-)

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  11. I watched "The Dark Side of Chocolate" - upsetting to see how children in West Africa are used in the industry.

    My favorite fair trade product is organic, fair trade sugar.

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  12. I love the Sjaaks caramel and Equal Exchange!
    http://www.facebook.com/valerie.mcgowan

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  13. I've had the Theo and Sjaaks chocolates, both are FAB! Count me in, I want some chocolate!

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  14. I clicked like on fb! :) April Alexander

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  15. I like the endangered species chocolate, not totally sure of the name though! April Alexander

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  16. I think I already liked you page but I shared on FB too! http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/profile.php?id=1736331037

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  17. My favorite fair trade chocolate is Paul Newman's dark chocolate peanut butter cups!

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  18. Stacy is going to have to visit Fresno if she wants this chocolate!
    http://www.facebook.com/matt.w.meadows

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  19. Fair trade baskets are great, when filled with lots of dark chocolate. Fair trade chocolate of course.

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  20. Chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yum! So awesome Tamara- I don't know if I could give it all that away like you're doing lol :)

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  21. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?profile=1&id=1002352956#!/Dreadymoongurl

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  22. Here's a link to my blog, where I posted about your chocolate after not posting for MONTHS :) http://holistic-dreadymoongurl.blogspot.com/

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  23. AND I started a twitter account... well I thought I already had one :) http://twitter.com/#!/Dreadymoongurl

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  24. My favorite is dark chocolate. I also love dark chocolate with almonds.

    LWons@HotMail.com

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  25. My favorite fair trade chocolate is made by Sjaak's. I used to live in the town where they are made and ate them for many years. My favorites are the Individual Organic Raspberry Bites.
    Alicia Webster
    5webs@comcast.net

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  26. I don't have a favorite yet, as it is not so easy to find fair trade chocolate where I live, and when I do find it, it is always quite expensive. I have seen Green & Black's though and have always wanted to try.

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  27. I luv the Equal Exchange Organic Dark Chocolate with Almonds bar
    emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

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  28. tweet, http://twitter.com/Emma__Peel/status/3209702724870144

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  29. I Like you on facebook, id Emm Enger

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  30. Living in the middle of nowhere, you just can't get anything other than wal-mart candy, so I'd love to try this! ayeembored at hotmail dot com

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  31. I am so lucky to have bounteous sources of excellent fair-trade chocolate where I live. I really dislike most brand-name chocolate anyway!

    I have liked you, posted your article, and shared your information on my profile. I would love to share some delicious fair-trade chocolate with my friends and family!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Portland-OR/Bredren/132927756638?v=wall#!/marianneJstone

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  32. Haven't tried Fair Trade.....love chocolate & would love to try!! Really learning to love dark chocolates!! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  33. I really love Green & Black's organic chocolate, especially the Maya Gold flavor!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I like A Gentler World on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/3310560129056768
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. I shared on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=117918124938882&id=804795642
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    ORGANIC FAIR TRADE SUGAR

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  38. I would love to try the Dark Chocolate with Creamy Caramel bar. It sounds soooo good!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Well, I already commented elsewhere about G&B, and that was my first thought for commenting. Otherwise I would say that one of my favorites is the Endangered Species Bar. I like that they use beet sugar (and I believe it's unfiltered). My favorite is the Wolf Bar. The Sjaaks brand is SUPER yummy, but I wish I felt like the sweetener was more healthy.

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  40. Equal Exchange Organic Dark Chocolate with Almonds bar is my fave

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  41. The only one of these bars I've tried is the one with chili in it. It sounded like such an unlikely combination that I had to try it. It might have been unlikely, but it was an amazingly good combination. I'd really like to try the other flavors, too.

    iridia718 at gmail dot com

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  42. I like Endangered Species chocolate for the animal facts on the inside and the awesome animal photos on the front!

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  43. I don't have a favorite fair trade chocolate recipe, but I love chocolate!

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  44. Entry 1: My favorite fair trade chocolate is the Trader Joe's Swiss Dark Chocolate. I also really like the Chocolove certified organic 73% cocoa (http://www.chocolove.com/organic73.htm), but they aren't fair trade, though they seem to have a legitimate explanation: http://www.chocolove.com/faq_child_labor.htm. Your thoughts?

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  45. Entry 2: I "liked" your page (and this post) on facebook! I think I'm starting a dark chocolate addiction, so I hope I win this :-)

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  46. I love green and blacks chocolates, the hazelnut and current is my favorite. They also have a great chocolate swirl shortbread recipe on their site. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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  47. I have tried several brands of fair trade chocolate, and always feel a little better about eating something that gives full value to those who produce it.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  48. I have not had the chance to try Fair Trade chocolate bars because I have not found them where I live. Thanks for having this site though. I have learned a lot.

    nhmoose99 at yahoo dot com

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  49. I also love Green and Black :)

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

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  50. I really like fair trade dark chocolate with raspberries. It's probably my favorite but I absolutely love any type of dark chocolate. Thanks so much for this opportunity. Good luck on your blog.

    Jay

    irishskakid@aol.com

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  51. I love chocloate (#1)

    mellanhead74 @ hotmail.com

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  52. The Dark Chocolate with Caramel sounds really good!

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  53. I like you on FB.

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  54. I don't have a fave, but maybe one one of these will be!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  55. I have not found a fair trade chocolate to taste yet!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  56. I like the Green and Black's Peanut Chocolate bar. Yum!
    mail (at) melodicmom (dot) com

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  57. Liked on FB (AngelaWinesburg) Thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  58. I like chocolate everything! But one of my favorite recipes is for Chocolate Sambuca Cookies (great holiday recipe) and can be made with any chocolate you like - using fair trade chocolate makes them extra special.
    april dot vrugtman at g mail dot com

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  59. I don't have a fair trade favorite chocolate however I am willing to pay (a bit) more for a product that provides a decent living environment for others.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  60. Will tweet for sweets: http://twitter.com/#!/ky2here1/status/7791141147643904

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  61. I LOVE chocolate; you can quote me on that. Any of the five are great.

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  62. I love Green & Blacks

    sweepymummy [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  63. I love fair trade chocolates. I also like that they help out the people in the areas they are from

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  64. I like Green and Black but I have not tried the others.

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  65. I don't have a favorite fair trade chocolate, I just like great tasting chocolate.

    theolotto@yahoo.com.au

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  66. I don't have a favorite, I just love dark chocolate

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  67. I love Equal Exchange Organic Dark Chocolate with Almonds bar.
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  68. I don't have a favorite, i'm always looking for something new though. I really like dark chocolate lately.
    cmanventuresinc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. Green And Black's Organic is my favorite fair trade chocolate. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  70. I like you on Facebook. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  71. My fave fair trade one is the divine chocolate-thank you for the info

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  72. My favorite is Dagoba chai drinking chocolate.

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  73. I would save my favorite will be the Divine 70% Dark Chocolate with Raspberries bar. Sounds perfect!

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

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  74. I liked A Gentler World on fb as Lyndsey Rullman.

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

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  75. Sjaaks chocolate is great! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  76. I did not know about fair trade chocolate until now.

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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  77. the dark chocolate with almonds sounds great.never tried this candy before.

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  78. I like the chocolate they sell at World Market. :)

    THANK YOU! tripsma at gmail dot com

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  79. "Liked" you on FB!

    THANK YOU! tripsma at gmail dot com

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  80. I have tried all different chocolate bars that contain a level of the coca bean not decided on a favourite yet. But love all chocolate anyway.

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