Fair Trade Kosher Mishloach Manot Treats

 

Mishloach Manot Feature
A wonderful way to celebrate Purim is by preparing Mishloach Manot (ready to eat food and beverage) packages and sharing them with friends. Why not start a new tradition this year and create a Fair Trade Mishloach Manot package!  We’ve done some research and found many delicious possibilities to choose from, including chocolate, fruits, nuts, and teas, that are available retail and wholesale.  If not all their products are fair trade certified, we’ve provided you the link to those products:

 

CHOCOLATE

Chocolove (Scroll K) – Organic chocolate bars (cherries, currants/almonds, dark)

Divine Chocolate (Triangle K) – Minis, chocolate bars

Endangered Species (OU-D) – Chocolate bars and bites

Equal Exchange – (Chief Rabbi, Germany; EarthKosher) – Organic minis, bars, candy bars

Lake Champlain (Star K Dairy) – Organic chocolate bars and other products

Pascha (Peru Ashekenazi Orthodox) – Organic and free of peanuts, nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, wheat and gluten.  Variety of 8 chocolate bars

Tcho (EarthKosher) – Bars, chocolate covered nibs/mango/cashews

Theo Chocolates (Star K-D) – Organic chocolate bars

DRIED FRUIT

Equal Exchange – (Kosher certification varies product wise) –  Organic dried apricots, mango, pineapple, raisins

Tierra Farms (Earth Kosher) – Organic Chocolate covered bars,  chocolate covered dried fruits including, bing cherries, figs, cashews, apricots, blueberries, cranberries, currants, goji berries, mango, pears, dates, papaya, pineapple

Wonder Food Company – (Peru) Organic chocolate covered fruit cocoa nibs, dried mango, pineapple and golden berries

NUTS

Equal Exchange – Organic fruit and nut bars

Tierra Farms – chocolate covered almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts

SPECIAL TREATS

Lara Bars – (OU-D) – these snack bars: Chocolate Chip Brownie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough,
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Coffee, Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Hazelnut

Theo’s – (Star K – D) Banana, raspberry, or almond chocolate crunch bars, coconut bites, and peanut butter cups

Here is a kavannah that you can share with the Mishloach Manot:

On this holiday of Purim, we celebrate by sharing food, these Mishloach Manot, nourishing both body and soul.  We are reminded that we cannot rejoice and celebrate unless we make it possible for those less fortunate to also join in the festivities.  These Fair Trade treats were grown by farmers who were paid a livable wage, had a safe working environment, and were made without child labor.  May I experience the sweet flavor of this gift as a hint of the justice that birthed it.