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April 5, 2012 / Elizabeth

Call on Hershey and Cadbury to go Fair Trade for Easter!

At this time of year, there is arguably no more popular product than Cadbury Chocolate Easter Eggs.

And while Cadbury has demonstrated its commitment to ending forced child labor on the West African cocoa industry by selling Fair Trade certified chocolates in the UK, Canada, Ireland, Japan, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, the same cannot be said of Cadbury chocolate products in the United States.

Why?

In 1988, the Hershey Company purchased Cadbury’s US chocolate business, including the exclusive rights to make and sell well-known brands like York Peppermint Patties, Cadbury Crème Eggs, and Cadbury Solid Milk Chocolate Bunnies.

Unfortunately, the Hershey Company refuses to meet the standard set by Cadbury’s overseas operations, even though hundreds of thousands of US consumers have called on Hershey to raise the bar and remove forced child labor as an ingredient in its products. These same consumers are eager to purchase treats for their families that align with their values.

Join us in telling Cadbury and Hershey to sell Fair Trade chocolate in the US! Sign the Petition!

Additional Easter and Passover Activities:

Have young kids? Help them color in this postcard petition to Hershey.

Celebrating Passover this spring? Check out our Fair Trade Passover Seder supplement.

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