Easter presents a problem for many parents, especially natural moms and dads. This annual event often means Easter baskets full of chocolates, candies, and other sweets that are sure to send your child on a week long sugar rush. You cannot go into a conventional store this time of year without seeing all of the goodies. Who isn’t even momentarily tempted by those adorable little marshmallow puffs shaped like little chicks? Well, actually cute as they may be I am not tempted but I will take a second look at those little coconut nests with jelly beans in them.
So what is a natural mom to do on Easter Sunday? Well, luckily one of my favorite online stores, the Global Exchange has quite a few Easter options for you to choose from:
Kid’s Easter Basket – The ultimate fair trade easter basket for kids of all ages. This is a hand woven kaisa grass basket filled with chocolate Easter eggs, a handknit Easter pin (choose either a bunny or a chick), two Divine Milk Chocolate bars, a bag of Dagoba Chocodrops, a gift box of egg shaped chocolate covered brazil nuts, a handknit Easter bunny ornament from Peru, three Artbar chocolate bars, and a wooden bunny pencil sharpener, hand carved and decorated with natural dyes.
Fair Trade Easter Action Gift Pack – Each bag is filled with the following goodies: a 12 piece chocolate Easter egg gift bag with an adorable bunny or chick pin, one Global Exchange dark medallion, one Global Exchange two-piece chocolate creme filled confections, chocolate covered brazil nut gift box, peace Papel Picado (traditional Mexican party streamers), 12 fair trade Easter action coloring postcards.
Make Your Own Chocolate Kit – This all inclusive kit includes: Fair Trade chocolate with certified organic cocoa butter, cocoa powder, confectioner’s sugar, starter crystals, a temperature indicator, paper candy liners, instructions, and the rainforest story of chocolate. Each box makes eight ounces of dark chocolate!
Saturday, March 31st, 2007