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Peace, love and Sarandipity – local organic fair trade chocolate from Vancouver Island, BC

I’m always on the look out for amazing new products to add to our gift baskets. Checking out specialty shops, farmers markets, doing internet research to name a few, looking for the best delicious, locally sourced, organic and fair trade products. Gourmet foods, snacks, spa and body care products, coffee, tea, and of coursemany people’s favorite, chocolate. There are days when something unexpected shows up, a package that wasn’t ordered, someone sending me something to check out. This past spring I received one such package, from Sara Redpath of Sarandipity, a local chocolatier in Ladysmith, BC on Vancouver Island, filled with samples of her organic and fair trade chocolate creations. Another day at the office!

A few Sarandipity products really stood out for us so we decided to add them to our corporate gifts and gift boxes:

Chocolate Smores – graham cracker, marshmellow and chocolate goodness, without the mess of making them over the fire or the nasty preservatives in those store bought chocolate marshmellow cookies

Artisan Hot Chocolate – we tried Sara’s ‘A weekend in Paris’. Definitely a nice sweet treat on a rainy day. She’s also got a whole bunch of other flavoured hot chocolates we’ve yet to try.

Northwest Chocolate Hazelnut Bark – thin, crispy, dark chocolate bark sprinkled with ground local hazelnuts. Nuff said. The bag didn’t last long in our office.

Top 3 things we like about Sarandipity

  1. Making it happen – we like how Sara just sent us her awesome chocolate knowing that we’d want it for our cool gift boxes
  2. No compromises – Sarandipity chocolates taste great. Sourcing only organic and/or fair trade chocolate and cocoa ensure social and environmental responsibility. Not only does the chocolate make me feel good, so do the values.
  3. Peace – That’s how Sara signs her emails! Root natty root.