Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wholesome & Sweet + Giveaway

With a few products from Wholesome Sweeteners you can turn your favorite food or dessert into a more natural/organic treat. I just made some yummy chocolate chip and walnut cookie bars using the organic sugar and organic light brown sugar from Wholesome Sweeteners. They came out soft and chewy  and very delicious. My family and friends thought so too.


Their Mission:
  • To supply only the finest organic and natural sugar products from ethically and environmentally responsible growers and manufacturers;
  • To provide consumers with the choice of safe, flavorful, organic and natural sugars that are produced with respect for the environment, human welfare, food safety and the health and nutritional needs of consumers' families;
  • To be the premier supplier of added-value natural and organic sweeteners to retail, food-service and industrial food manufacturing markets of North America.
 Wholesome Sweeteners holds fast to a "Fair Trade, Not Aid" philosophy. This was very interesting to me. Fair Trade was all over the packaging and I was wondering what it was all about. I love this! 
 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.
      
    You can read more about this in the link above.  
    There are so many products to choose from!
    *Organic Stevia seems to be the big sweetener these days. My husband took a box to work because all the guys in his squadron love that stuff! Organic Stevia has NO calories, NO artificial sweeteners and is LOW on the glycemic index. Perfect for hot and cold beverages, cereal and for sprinkling over fruit, we believe this is the Best Tasting Stevia in the world!
    * If your not a stevia fan try Oragnic Raw Blue Agave: Its processed at low temperatures and lightly filtered for a rich, full flavor. It is great in coffee, tea, cocktails and all for all of your on-the-go sweetening needs.  Use wherever you would use a table sugar. Organic Sweetness On the Go!
    * There are 4 different flavors of the Organic Raw Blue Agave Syrups. They have Cinnamon, Strawberry, Maple, and Vanilla. My kids loved the strawberry. The 1st comment out of my 8 yr old's mouth was "Hey, my syrup's not red!" I gladly told him that there's no artificial junk and food coloring in it. That's what syrup should look like! 


    There are so many more products that you can find information on here.
    I am in love with everything I've tried. I can be sure we have a wonderful product that I am feeding my family. Thank you Wholesome Sweeteners for caring!
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    GIVEAWAY TIME
    The wonderful folks at Wholesome Sweeteners is offering this beautiful gift basket to one of my readers!
    I received the above products for my honest review.
     
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