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					                     Chocolate Company Score Card
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 Chocolate      Well-known       Grade:                   Contact
 Companies   Products/Brands
 Hershey’s   Reese’s, Kisses,     Bitter           The Hershey Company
             KitKat, Mounds,                         100 Crystal A Drive
                Almond Joy,                          Hershey, PA 17033
             Patties, Dagoba
 M&M/Mars     M & Ms, Milky       Bitter              M&M/Mars Inc.
(owns Dove) Way, Mars Bar,                           6885 Elm Street
              Twix, Snickers,                        McLean, VA 22101
               3 Musketeers
   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    
  Ghiradelli     SQUARES,        Semi-         Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
               Baking Chips,     Sweet               1111 139th Avenue
                 Cocoa Mix                      San Leandro, CA 94578-2631
     Lindt    Lindor Truffles,   Semi-     
                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
    Equal                        Sweet 
    Divine                       Sweet 
                                    Grading system

      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.

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