New River-Sea Chocolates Sail Into Global Gifts!

New River-Sea Chocolates Sail Into Global Gifts!

On April 18, 2019, a ship called Tres Hombres arrived in an American port that made history. It was transporting cacao from Colombia, traveling by sailboat instead of a motorized engine. This is the first fair transport initiative in America since the development of motorized cargo. This was made possible...

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Fair Trade Just Got A Little Sweeter

Fair Trade Just Got A Little Sweeter

Author: Alice Martin, Global Gifts Short North Community Engagement Intern  The first ever Fair Trade chocolate bar made its way to the UK in 1998. Since then Kuapa Kokoo, a Fair Trade farmer cooperative, has been selling their own cocoa with the help of their 65,000 members. Divine Chocolate Company makes...

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#WINME International Chocolate Day at Global Gifts in Nora

#WINME International Chocolate Day at Global Gifts in Nora

Officially, International #ChocolateDay is September 13th... but we think that's for under-achievers. At Global Gifts in Nora, we're celebrating all week long with #fairtrade chocolate samples and a delicious giveaway. (We'll tell you more about that in a second.) Ever wonder where the world's chocolate comes from? West Africa produces...

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Divine: Challenging the Traditional Chocolate Business Model (and Winning)

Divine: Challenging the Traditional Chocolate Business Model (and Winning)

Happy World Chocolate Day! Inc. Magazine recently shared the story of our fair trade partner, Divine Chocolate's, sweet success -- building a $16.2 million dollar business that makes cocoa farmers the biggest shareholders. July 7, is World Chocolate Day, marking the 466th anniversary of when chocolate was introduced to Europe....

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