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Ben & Jerry’s Giveaway


Eating Fairtrade ice cream – what a delicious way to show your support for small farmers! Ben & Jerry’s is committed to sourcing Fairtrade certified ingredients for all of its products. That’s using their power to help farmers build a better future for themselves. You can show your power to make change by choosing Fairtrade products – enter our World Fair Trade Day Facebook contest TODAY to win free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream! And learn more about their commitment to Fairtrade here:

Ben & Jerry’s has released two brand new Fairtrade flavors just in time for FREE Cone Day on April 8th! To learn more about the new ethically sourced Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch and Vanilla Toffee Bar Crunch flavors watch this awesome video. 

Dark Chocolate and Ginger Greek Yogurt Ice Cream Recipe

Happy National Ice Cream Month! Beat the July heat with this recipe from Divine Chocolate.


Makes about 1 1/4 quarts for 6 servings


3-inch by 1-inch piece fresh ginger
2 cups light cream
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 (3.5-oz) bars Divine 70% Dark Chocolate, coarsely chopped, divided
1 1/2 cups (12 oz) Cabot Lowfat Vanilla Bean Greek-Style Yogurt
About 3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger (optional)


  1. Peel fresh ginger and cut crosswise into thin slices.
  2. In medium saucepan, cover ginger with water, bring to boil and cook for 1 minute. 
  3. Drain and return to pan.  
  4. Add cream, sugar and salt. Bring mixture to boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt.
  5. Remove from heat, cover pan and set aside to steep for 1 hour. 
  6. Pour warm ginger-milk mixture through strainer into blender, discarding ginger.
  7. Add three fourths of chopped chocolate (set rest aside) and blend until completely smooth.  
  8. Transfer to bowl, cover and refrigerate until well chilled. 
  9. Whisk in yogurt.
  10. Freeze mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions, mixing in remaining chopped chocolate at end.
  11. Serve sprinkled with chopped crystallized ginger if desired.

Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Talk about Fairtrade at Pop-Up Cafe

Two farmers visiting from Ghana’s Kuapa Kokoo cooperative – part owners of Divine Chocolate – took part in a Fairtrade America Pop-Up Café in Washington, D.C. today. Christiana Adusei and Afriye Kwesi Boateng spoke with the crowd gathered at the Georgetown Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop about Kuapa Kokoo and the benefits of fair trade.


Fairtrade America Board Chair Bama Athreya (right) presents Christiana Adusei of Ghana’s Kuapa Kokoo cooperative, part owner of Divine Chocolate, with a t-shirt during the Fairtrade America Pop-Up Café.

Special thanks to everyone from Ben & Jerry’s, Divine Chocolate, FreshBlooms, Glee Gum and Wholesome Sweeteners for donating samples of their Fairtrade products and for all their support in making the Pop-Up Café a success.


Pop-Up Café participants pictured above are (from left to right) Amanda White of Divine Chocolate, Sean Greenwood of Ben & Jerry’s, Bama Athreya of Fairtrade America, Afriye Kwesi Boateng of Kuapa Kokoo, Enrique Hennings of Fairtrade America, Christiana Adusei of Kuapa Kokoo, Andre Hennings of Fairtrade America, Suzanne Jardine of Fairtrade Canada and Awilda Jackson of FreshBlooms.

More photos of the event are available here.

Piling on the ice cream

Fairtrade International CEO Harriet Lamb, Carlos Vargas Masis of Fairtrade International’s Global Operations Team and CLAC President Marike de Peña were in Boston today, joining Fairtrade America staff, Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim and other fair trade supporters for a ceremonial Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day kickoff at Boston’s City Hall, where they took the opportunity to express a shared commitment to make trade fairer for farmers and workers.

Ben & Jerry’s is transitioning all eligible ingredients to Fairtrade certified by the end of 2013, and you’ll find the Fairtrade mark on several of their flavors already. Read Ben & Jerry’s press release


Boston City Councilor Mike Ross – who spearheaded the 2010 effort to have Boston designated a Fair Trade town was joined by global fair trade supporters to scoop the first ceremonial Fairtrade Ice Cream Scoop on Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day. From left to right: Equal Exchange Natural Foods Manager Nicole Vitello, Fair Trade Boston Director Ryan Scott McDonnell, Boston City Councilor Mike Ross, Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Producer Organizations  (CLAC) President Marike de Peña, Carlos Vargas Masis of Setecoop and member of Fairtrade International’s Global Operations Team, Ben & Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim (Photo: Ben & Jerry’s)

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