Wednesday, July 4, 2012

What's in your Sugar Bowl? ~Day 3



I never realized how many different types of sugar there are, until I received the sugar from Wholesome Sweeteners for review. My husband and I, love our coffee. We've been trying out the Organic Turbinado Sugar this is a raw cane sugar, so it has bigger crystals. I've found in a hot drink this will dissolve quickly and make your drink very sweet of course. I've never really cared for drinking hot drinks, so I usually make my coffee or tea, then let it sit awhile to cool down. Yesterday, I was dying to try out this Organic Turbinado Sugar, so I made myself a cup of tea. I added the sugar while it was hot, then I let it sit for a while to cool down. I was drinking a flavored tea, which was a bold tasting tea. The sugar did it's job, adding it to the tea made it drinkable for me. I wouldn't be able to drink this tea with out sugar, so the turbinado sweetened like a charm!
Wholesome Sweeteners is Fair Trade Certified.

Fair Trade Certified means
•Farmers receive a fair price: Democratically organized farmer groups (called cooperatives) receive a guaranteed minimum price and an additional social premium for certified organic products. Farmer organizations are also eligible for pre-harvest credit.

•Fair labor conditions: Workers on Fair Trade farms enjoy freedom of association, safe working conditions, and living wages. Forced child labor is strictly prohibited.

•Direct trade: With Fair Trade, importers purchase from Fair Trade producer groups as directly as possible, eliminating unnecessary middlemen and empowering farmers to develop the business capacity necessary to compete in the global marketplace.

•Democratic and transparent organizations: Fair Trade farmers and farm workers decide democratically how to invest Fair Trade revenues.

•Community development: Fair Trade farmers and farm workers invest Fair Trade premiums in social and business development projects like scholarship programs, quality improvement trainings, and organic certification.

•Environmental sustainability: Harmful agrochemicals and GMOs are strictly prohibited in favor of environmentally sustainable farming methods that protect farmers’ health and preserve valuable ecosystems for future generations
 
 
 
 
 
In doing this review I've been learning a lot about fair trade, and I love what I'm learning. Somehow knowing that Wholesome Sweeteners is a fair trade company makes their products even sweeter!
Have a sweet day~Beck
 
 
Information on Fair trade thanks to Wholesome Sweeteners.com All views and opinions are 100% true and my own. Though I was given these sugars for review, I wasn't given any monetary compensation. Thanks for reading the fine print. :-D

3 comments:

  1. I like the idea of the Fair Trade organization. Sounds like the sugar is good also. Will have to try some of it out!

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  2. Great Review!
    I want to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love drinking iced coffee myself, and it must be sweet! This sweetener looks like something I need to try. BTW- Thanks for the info on fair trade.... always wondered what that meant exactly.... way to go Wholesome Sweeteners Thanks for being a Fair Trade Certified company. ;)

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