Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream

“Fair Trade is about making sure people get their fair share of the pie. The whole concept of fair trade goes to the heart of our values and the sense of right and wrong. Nobody wants to buy something that was made by exploiting someone else.”
– Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder Jerry Greenfield

It’s officially summer, meaning the weather is warming up and the swimsuits are coming out. While we are surfing at the beach or working on our tans by the pool, it gets pretty warm, therefore, we need something else to cool off. Who wants some ice cream?

With Ben & Jerry’s being the first ice cream to be Fair Trade Certified, you can feel good about the ice cream you are eating this summer. Ben & Jerry’s has a large selection of Fair Trade Certified products and they are quickly on their way to become completely Fair Trade Certified by 2013. Currently, all their cocoa, vanilla, and coffee is Fair Trade Certified.

A Few Fair Trade Certified Flavors:

Vanilla: Made with Fair Trade Certified vanilla

Chocolate: Made with Fair Trade Certified Cocoa.

Phish Food: Made with Fair Trade Certified cocoa and vanilla, although still working on the chunks and swirl.

Half Baked: Made with Fair Trade Certified cocoa and vanilla, although still working on the chunks and swirl.

Cookie Dough: Made with Fair Trade Certified cocoa and vanilla, although still working on the chunks and swirl.

Chocolate Macadamia: Made with Fair Trade Certified cocoa and vanilla.

While it may cause some confusion that Ben & Jerry’s is Fair Trade Certified when not all the ingredients (chunks and swirls) are actually Fair Trade, it just means that when they convert to “all fair trade products, [the] ice cream [which is] made  [up] of domestic eggs and milk, and imported sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and chocolate, can only be labeled as fair trade if the latter four ingredients are individually fair-trade certified.”*

 So, it’s time to run to the store and pick up a pint of your favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, because they are actually making a difference. To learn more about Fair Trade Certified Ben & Jerry’s, click here.
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