Chocolate Company Score Card
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Chocolate Well-known Grade: Contact
Hershey’s Reese’s, Kisses, Bitter The Hershey Company
KitKat, Mounds, 100 Crystal A Drive
Almond Joy, Hershey, PA 17033
M&M/Mars M & Ms, Milky Bitter M&M/Mars Inc.
(owns Dove) Way, Mars Bar, 6885 Elm Street
Twix, Snickers, McLean, VA 22101
Nestle 100 Grands, Bitter Nestle USA
(owns Baby Ruth, 800 N. Brand Blvd.
Haagen-Dazs) Butterfingers, Glendale, CA 91203
Godiva Bars, Assorted Semi-
Chocolates, Hot Sweet firstname.lastname@example.org
Ghiradelli SQUARES, Semi- Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
Baking Chips, Sweet 1111 139th Avenue
Cocoa Mix San Leandro, CA 94578-2631
Lindt Lindor Truffles, Semi- www.lindtusa.com
Excellence, Sweet (look for the customer support or
Swiss Milk contact link to send an e-mail)
Endangered Semi- Endangered Species Chocolate
Species Sweet 5846 W. 73rd. St.
Chocolate Indianapolis, IN 46278
Sweet Earth Sweet www.sweetearthchocolates.com
Equal Sweet www.equalexchange.com
Divine Sweet www.divinechocolate.com
Bitter: Company buys cocoa beans harvested in West African countries that are
notorious for child slave labor. Company also may refuse to disclose specific
cocoa bean sources or to even discuss the issue of child slavery. May have made
token gestures to eliminate child slavery without any real results.
Action Point: Stop buying these companies’ chocolate products. Let them
know that you will not be buying their chocolate products and why. A drop in
slave chocolate sales is only effective if the companies know the reason behind
Semi-Sweet: Has demonstrated willingness to end child slavery, is open about
its cocoa bean sources, or has sought the advice of anti-slavery groups.
However, they are not Fair Trade certified so child slave cocoa beans are
probably sourcing some of their products.
Action Point: Limit your purchases to rare occasions or not at all. Contact the
companies and encourage them to continue pursuing slave free alternatives. Let
them know your purchases will increase or resume once they are Fair Trade
Sweet: Fair Trade certified so (a) their chocolate is slave free, (b) their foreign
workers are paid a fair price, (c) the company is probably involved in advocacy
on behalf of cocoa bean farmers, and (d) the company likely contributes to
humanitarian aid and education projects for the cocoa bean farmers.
Action Point: Buy most or all of your chocolate products from these companies
and encourage others to do the same. These products may cost more (because
the cocoa beans aren’t being harvested by slaves for free) but remember you are
not only gaining some delicious chocolate, but are also contributing to the well-
being of families in other countries!
This label is the only guarantee we have that a product is slave free. Health food stores
(Fresh Market, Whole Foods), local food co-ops, and Fair Trade stores (One World
Handcrafts) will carry many Fair Trade products.