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The 411 on “Fair Trade” Dark Chocolate

At tera’swhey®, we are known for our unique whey protein flavor blends.  Not surprising, one of our most popular flavors centers around the ever popular taste of chocolate.  However, unlike traditional chocolate protein powders, we of course added real Fair Trade Certified Dark Chocolate into our whey protein powders.  It has been described as decadent, rich and just delicious, especially when mixed with unsweetened almond milk, but still some confusion remains around what “Fair Trade Certified” actually means. So, in today’s blog post we are going to clear up the confusion and let you know why Fair Trade Certified is so important to us here at tera’swhey®.

 

According to the Fair Trade USA Website, “Fair Trade began modestly in the 1940s when a few small North American and European organizations reached out to poverty stricken communities to help them sell their handicrafts to well-off markets.” In a nutshell, the cocoa that is used in our Fair Trade Certified Dark Chocolate whey protein powder is purchased from vendors in emerging markets.  Our cocoa purchase allows them to help fund programs that will enhance social, economic and environmental projects in their communities.
You might be asking “what does that mean to me?”  Basically, when you purchase products that are Fair Trade Certified, you are doing your part to make this world a better place.  You are feeding children, building infrastructure, encouraging better medical practices and helping these communities and nations become self-sufficient.  You are making a difference!
We work hard to provide our consumers with the best tasting whey protein powders around…and whenever possible, we make sure that our products allow us to give back to the world around us.   We are thrilled that our consumer are helping us in our efforts every time they enjoy a recipe that uses our Fair Trade Dark Chocolate whey protein powder!
Chocolate Chip Power Muffins
Ingredients:
1 scoop tera’swhey® Organic Fair Trade Dark Chocolate Protein Powder
1⁄2 cup applesauce
1 cup oats
2 cups oat flour
4 egg whites
1⁄2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄2 cup chopped dark chocolate pieces or dark chocolate chips
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease or line muffin tins.  In a large bowl combine egg whites and yogurt. Add oats and oat flour and mix thoroughly. Add all remaining ingredients and blend together until the batter is a gooey consistency. If it is too thick add a small amount of water and remix until desired texture is achieved. Spoon batter into muffin cups filling 1/3 to ½. Bake muffins for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Yields 12 medium sized muffins.
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