Mar 15, 2013

SHEHECHIYANU!! -- Fair Trade Chocolate for your Passover Seder!!!!


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We are thrilled to announce that if you're looking for Fair Trade chocolate that's acceptable for Passover, look no further!
With the help of Rabbi Aaron Alexander, Associate Dean at Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies American Jewish University, and in consultation with the manufacturer, Equal Exchange chocolates marked pareve in the 100g size* and dark chocolate minis may be consumed on Passover! These products are soy and gluten free.

How fortunate that this decision has happened a week before Passover with just enough time Chocolate for Passover!to show your support for fairly traded chocolate-- with its anti-slavery message--and to share it with family and friends at your Passover seder.
For those following Conservative halacha, products must be in the house the day before Passover, prior to Bedikat Chametz.  
Although we guarantee that you'll receive your order within 10  business days, if you wish to discuss expedited shipping options, please call Equal Exchange Customer Service before 1 pm EST by Wed. March 20th, at 774-776-7366, to ensure that the bars will be in your home by the first night of Pesach**
Equal Exchange expresses its appreciation to Rabbi Menachem Creditor at Congregation Netivot Shalom and Fair Trade Judaica for their assistance in researching this issue.  Thank you to Rabbi Tuvia Hod of Kosher Germany, which certifies Equal Exchange's 100g chocolate bars and chocolate minis. His kashruth agency is recognized by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
A special intention (kavannah) for eating child-labor free chocolate on Passover can be found at:

Chag Sameach!
*Milk Chocolate with a Hint of Hazelnut and Caramel Crunch with Sea Salt are not acceptable flavors as they contain dairy.

**Live near a food co-op or Whole Foods? Look for Equal Exchange locally as opposed to ordering online.
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