There are some products that are synonymous with Fairtrade: tea, coffee, cocoa, sugar and bananas. But Fairtrade is a whole movement that includes plenty of other products. This Fairtrade Fortnight, we’re offering you a rundown of fantastic brands you can try.
Little Valley Brewery has a passion to beer focused on quality, taste and character. The Radical Roots pale ale combines fresh ginger, dried fruit and citrus for a light but spicy drink. The beer goes perfectly with a handful of our Oven Baked Chilli and Lime Cashews and Peanuts.
Tropical Wholefoods has been running since the early 90s. Originally the founders wanted to help Ugandan farmers sell their fruit at good prices in European markets. Solar fruit drying was an affordable and environmentally friendly option that extends the fruit’s life. You can get scrumptious snack bars as well as a wonderful selection of dried fruits.
For a collection of Fairtrade staples, Traidcraft is a fantastic one stop shop. Expect to find jam, marmalade, biscuits, dried fruits and honey. It also stocks a range of other Fairtrade brands, including our very own creamy, crunchy peanut butter.
Lucy Bee believes in natural, unprocessed foods for a healthy lifestyle. But it’s also a brand passionate about Fairtrade and sustainable living. Find a selection of coconut products to add your cooking – from coconut oil and milk to coconut flour. Lucy Bee also offers beauty products
The world drinks more than a million colas a minute. What a fact! But a fair price rarely goes to the cola nut farmers. Karma Cola created a drink to fix that. Cola nuts from the Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leonne are used to make this ‘do gooding’ drink. But if cola isn’t your thing, check out the refreshing Lemony lemonade or the fiery Gingerella.
Who doesn’t love to indulge in some ice cream while snuggled up watching Netflix? Ben & Jerry’s has some of the most tempting and decadent options out there and it comes with a Fairtrade certification. Plus, a dairy free range has been created to cater for the growing number of people choosing to go vegan.
Another one for veggies and vegans is Quinola Mothergrain. This brand buys quinoa from a cooperative in Peru under Fairtrade. There’s a great range of products – from standard dried quinoa to express packs you can stick in the microwave when you’re in a hurry.
The first company to bring Fairtrade certified spices to market, The Bart Ingredients Company adds both essence and ethics to your cooking. Bart works with suppliers from all corners of the world and has been operating with a Fairtrade certification since 2005.
Finally, we couldn’t post a blog about tasty Fairtrade treats without mentioning our own products! We are part owned by the farmers that grow our nuts. Their dedication means our nuts are extremely high-quality and a little addictive. And conveniently they’re on offer at Waitrose at the moment.
Whenever you’re shopping, keep an eye out for the Fairtrade logo – it’s on more products than you think! This Fortnight see what you can find and try something new. Every time you pick Fairtrade, you support thousands of smallholder producers across the world.