Posts with: chocolate

Meaningful Chocolate Company

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Although Just Fair Trade isn’t a ‘Christian organisation’, it is rooted in the extensive Christian community in Leicester, and at Christmas and Easter those roots come a little further to the fore! The Meangingful Chocolate Company provides an opportunity for Christians to reflect on the faith dimensions of those two festivals without missing out on the… Read more »

Madécasse Chocolate

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Madécasse Chocolate is one of the newest additions to Just Fair Trade’s growing range of chocolate. Not only is the cocoa grown in Madagascar, but it’s also transformed into chocolate and packaged on the island which adds enormous financial value to the cocoa growers and chocolate producers. Madécasse’s founders take up the story: We were… Read more »

Chocolate Christmas Cake

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For a delicious alternative to a traditional cake for all those chocoholics, try this mouth-watering chocolate Christmas cake! Ingredients 250g butter 170ml water 150g fair trade unrefined muscovado sugar A good glug of brandy (use extra water or orange juice if preferred) 1kg fair trade mixed dried fruit 40g glace ginger, finely minced 65g fair trade cocoa powder 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda 1tbsp treacle… Read more »

Ginger and chocolate cake

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SERVES 10 200g (7oz) butter (room temperature), plus extra for greasing 50g (1¾ oz) fair trade cocoa powder 4tbsp full-fat or semi-skimmed milk 3free range eggs 175g (6oz) self-raising flour 1tsp baking powder 1tsp ground ginger 250g (9oz) fair trade caster sugar 2 pieces of stem ginger, finely chopped For the filling and topping 225g… Read more »

Salted caramel brownies

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200g unsalted butter, plus a little extra for greasing 100g fair trade chocolate, 70% cocoa solids 100g fair trade chocolate, 50% cocoa solids 397g can caramel or make your own 1 tsp flaky sea salt, plus a little extra for the top 200g fair trade golden caster sugar 4 medium free range eggs, at room… Read more »

Double chocolate buns

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Makes 12 250g plain flour 50g fair trade cocoa powder 1tsp baking powder 1tsp bicarbonate of soda 125g unsalted butter, softened 125g fair trade caster sugar 2 large free range eggs, at room temperature 1/2tsp fair trade vanilla extract 250ml soured cream, at room temperature 100g fair trade chocolate 12-hole muffin tray Preheat the oven to… Read more »

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

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3 medium-to-large very ripe fair trade bananas 115g butter, melted 145g fair trade brown sugar, either light or dark 1 large free range egg 1tsp pure fair trade vanilla extract 1tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/4tsp table salt 1/2 tsp fair trade ground cinnamon 125g plain flour 60g fair trade cocoa powder 170g fair trade dark chocolate chunks or chips Heat your oven… Read more »

The Great Chocolate Week Fair Trade Cake Bake!


Saturday 17 October 2015 Just Fair Trade, 36 Silver Street, St Martin’s Square, LE1 5ET Cake and chocolate. Chocolate and cake. Chocolate cake. However you look at it, chocolate and cake are a pretty potent combination. Throw in some fair trade principles and life really doesn’t get much better. Help us celebrate three of the… Read more »

Seed and Bean chocolate

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Seed and Bean’s huge range of unusual flavoured dark, milk and white chocolate has become a fixture at Just Fair Trade over the last couple of years! Here they explain a little more about their organic, ethical, environmentally aware and local approach to chocolate-making!   The Organic Seed & Bean Company was founded in June 2005… Read more »

Divine Chocolate

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Divine Chocolate is a real fair trade success story. Beginning with structural changes in the Ghanaian cocoa market in the early 1990s, it tells of a growing community of farmers who, by working together, are slowly changing the face of the global chocolate industry! Divine Chocolate is a chocolate company part-owned by the cocoa farmers… Read more »

Equal Exchange chocolate

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Equal Exchange have worked hard to produce an imaginative range of beautiful chocolate. Here’s how they describe it… Organic dark chocolate caramel crunch with sea salt Here’s the bar to satisfy both your sweet and salty cravings! Crunchy caramel bits serve as the perfect complement to mouthwatering sea salt crystals. They work together to bring… Read more »

Traidcraft’s place in the world of ‘doing good better’

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By Andy Biggs, Traidcraft CEO I find it interesting that part of the promotion of the ideas in William MacAskill’s book, “Doing Good Better: How effective altruism can help you make a difference”, involves having a negative headline about Fairtrade. As CEO of Traidcraft, an organisation that has pioneered Fairtrade and continues to be passionately… Read more »

Strawberry and coconut macaroons

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Volunteers are the life-blood of Just Fair Trade and it’s always great to add new people to the team! One of our newest members is Lara who’s got into the truly glorious habit of bringing homemade goodies into the shop when she volunteers! A couple of weeks ago she turned up with these amazing old-skool… Read more »

We’re getting ready for a cracking Easter!

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Chocolate has always played a massive role in the life of Just and we love the fact that twice a year we can really indulge our passion for all things cocoa-based by piling the shop sky high with an amazing range of products! Over the last couple of years the Real Easter Eggs produced by… Read more »

Good neighbours become good friends!


Here at Just we like to think of ourselves as good, if slightly nosey, neighbours! Having been part of the little retail community in St Martin’s Square for five years, we’re always keen to keep up with the comings and goings of the shops moving in and out. Imagine, then, our delight when we discovered,… Read more »

Chocolate Week 2014

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It will come as no surprise to hear that when, in 2013, we discovered there’s a whole week dedicated to chocolate, we decided we had to be a part of it! Having caught on a bit late in the day last year, we were much more organised second time round, starting our planning over the… Read more »