The Fairtrade City of Edinburgh

Updated: May 21


Edinburgh University became one of the first universities, in Scotland to gain Fairtrade status in 2004. Then in 2013, Scotland became a fully Fairtrade nation. Did you know that Oxfam traded in Scotland as early as the 1960's selling handmade Christmas cards and handicrafts from developing

countries.

Welcome to Edinburgh Sign with another underneath - We are a fairtrade city.
Edinburgh - A Fairtrade City ©MDHarding

The Fairtrade City Of Edinburgh


Fairtrade Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the worlds most favourite foods, but also one of the most difficult to grow. Fairtrade is making it more sustainable. Did you know over 90% of the world's cocoa is grown on small family farms in Africa, Asia and Latin America?

When buying Fairtrade you are helping with reinvestment and projects going to the local people. As well as helping others, you can enjoy a healthy treat too! As organic dark chocolate is better for you. It's said that eating a small amount of chocolate everyday could reduce heart disease and diabetes.

There are a number of great Fairtrade chocolate bar flavours available.

Equal Exchange Chocolates - Organic & Fairly Traded Dark Chocolate Caramel Crunch with Sea Salt

The dark chocolate caramel crunch with sea salt was bitter to the taste. One to enjoy in small quantities.

A close up broken section of chocolate bar.
Equal Exchange Chocolates - Organic & Fairly Traded Dark Chocolate Caramel Crunch with Sea Salt ©MDHarding

Equal Exchange Chocolates - Organic & Fairly Traded Dark Chocolate Orange Infused


The dark chocolate orange-infused was delicious! The dark chocolate is still bitter but has that extra sweetness from the orange.

Close up of chocolate bar and sliced orange in background.
Equal Exchange Chocolates - Organic & Fairly Traded Dark Chocolate Orange Infused ©MDHarding

Equal Exchange Chocolates - Organic & Fairly Traded Dark Chocolate Lemon Ginger with Black Pepper

Dark chocolate lemon ginger with black pepper was really enjoyable. My favourite flavour so far! It has quite a distinctive taste from the ginger and black pepper. Yum!

Close up of wrapped Equal Exchange Organic Dark Chocolate and Lemon Ginger with Black Pepper bar, as well as sliced lemon in the background.
Equal Exchange Chocolates - Organic & Fairly Traded Dark Chocolate Lemon Ginger with Black Pepper ©MDHarding

The above flavours and more are available from Earth Matters located on the High Street, North Berwick. There is also a wide range of otherworldly gifts available too! Ideal for Christmas coming up.

For more inspiration on "food of the gods" visit chocolate or chocolate beauty treatments or for more on North Berwick.

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