As well as Organic, all of our Fudge is also certified Fairtrade. This means we are licenced by the Fairtrade Foundation to sell products bearing the Fairtrade mark.
What this means is that where one of our ingredients is available for us to buy it ‘Fairtrade’ then we must buy this as opposed to a non-Fairtrade option. Our Fairtrade ingredients are more expensive than non-Fairtrade, but this means that the farmer or producer receives a proper, Fair, level of remuneration for their produce.
Currently across our flavour range we source ingredients including sugar, cocoa, vanilla, ginger and coffee under the processes and Standards laid down by the Fairtrade Foundation for them to be deemed Fairtrade ingredients. Not all of our ingredients are available from Fairtrade sources, however, for example our dairy produce, which we source locally in the South West.
All of our Fairtrade ingredients are identified on our pack labels along with a statement of the overall percentage by weight of the finished product which these ingredients make up, typically over 60%. In the same way as our Organic certification, our recipes and supply chains are vetted by the Fairtrade Foundation and we are subject to their annual inspection and auditing process to ensure the provenance of everything we produce.
Whilst Fairtrade ingredients are more expensive than non, it is good to know that producers are being properly rewarded for their hard work! Fairtrade fudge is definitely the way to go!