I recently received a box of Fair Trade Chocolates from The Global Exchange (thanks, mod*mom! Everyone, go and join all her great giveaways) and I thought I'd (chocolate-)chip in with my 2 cents:
The Good: It's a feel-good present; socially conscious and sweet to boot. European chocolate that's earth friendly. It's beautifully presented in a recycled, eco-friendly box. The price is not bad, either ($18.50 for a box of 18).
The Bad: When someone advertises Belgian chocolate, I expect smooth, silky, richness. Being organic or fair trade is no excuse for tasting like cheap chocolate. Especially when it isn't cheap. Truthfully, some of the varieties (*cough* peanut butter cup! *cough*) ended up tasting a bit like cardboard.
The Bongga: The Green Tea chocolate starts out interesting, and ends up addictive. I could eat that one all day. Alfie liked the mint, and he thought the mocha-filled one was excellent. Too bad we can't pick and choose our own mix.