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Why We Said No to Fair Trade USA Coconut Oil

April 17, 2015

In my perfect world, everybody plays fair. In the world I live in, that doesn’t happen so often. Nevertheless, we have committed ourselves to supporting fair trade in the products we purchase. We had an option to purchase Fair Trade USA certified coconut oil, but we said no. Allow me to fill in the background, to make our decision clear. We were purchasing a top quality plantation farmed, factory produced coconut oil from the Philippines. As part of our journey into verifying our supply, I took a trip to the Solomon Islands, and then to the Philippines, to see how our coconut oil was produced first hand. Just prior to leaving, I learned that our Philippine oil could be purchased...

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Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

April 15, 2015

How do you make chocolate even better? Adding peanut butter usually does the trick.

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