Fairtrade Fortnight kicked off on Monday this week and, if you’re not off chocolate for lent this year, you can indulge and feel suitably virtuous at Amnesty Ireland‘s launch of their fairly traded and organic bars of chocolate. It takes place tomorrow night, Thursday 1 March, at 7pm in the Freedom Café on 48 Fleet Street in Dublin’s Temple Bar and admission is €5 per person. Rumour has it that there’ll be a chocolate fountain in situ.
Incidentally, if you’re about town and looking for a decently priced, delicious lunch, the Freedom Café is definitely the place to go – and, if you’re interested in chocolate supplies for baking, pick up a doorstopper 1kg bar of their Amnesty Fairly Trade Chocolate.
For more information on fair trade and the Fairtrade brand, there was a good article in Sunday’s Observer Food Monthly Magazine (I’m only getting through Sunday’s papers at this stage in the week!) here and you can also listen to a feature on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland.