Chinese Yuppie Hippie Earth Mama- there are a lot of conflicting facets of who we are, what we believe in and where we come from. On the one hand I’m really really into bargains (Chinese) but I like nice things (yuppie and a little Chinese). I care very much about what happens in the world and after reading an article about why buying fair trade chocolate is so important ( earth mama/hippie) I realized that it’s not just enough to stay away from chocolate products that have palm oil.
In any case here is my shopping trip to Bi-Rite today: nectarines, wild salmon, grass fed tri tip, organic Roma tomatoes, carrots, golden beets and spring mix, Worcester sauce and a fair trade TCHO chocolate bar. The bar was 15% of my total which includes dinner for two days.
We will be rationing this bar for Pudge over the next week!
Imagine I would have gotten out of the store for $38 with the most beautiful luminescent salmon steak and nice solid cut of tri tip plus colorful fresh crisp produce. That’s a deal.
The chocolate added $7.
Just goes to show that the cost of chocolate is getting higher and to purchase quality and responsibly is expensive.