Asking the UK's top tourist attractions to switch their souvenir chocolate to Fairtrade
Let’s make this the last summer of unfair tourist chocolate sold in UK attractions.
UK Tourist attractions usually have a shop selling a souvenir chocolate bar with a picture or the name of the attraction on the wrapper. Back in 2014 not a single tourist souvenir bar on sale was made from certified Fairtrade chocolate.
In 2014 it became possible for all tourist attractions to have high quality Fairtrade tourist souvenir bar produced. Attractions were invited to make the switch. Two years on only a handful of attractions have a fair tourist bar even though it costs the same as non-Fairtrade versions.
The solution - Fair Tourism Bar Campaign
It’s time that the UK's top tourist attractions switched their souvenir chocolate to a certified Fairtrade blend. The Fair Tourism Bar Campaign will achieve this change - aiming to make this the last summer of unfair tourist chocolate sold in UK attractions. It can be done. Customers did something similar in the 1980's by putting pressure on supermarkets and convincing them to stock Fairtrade products or switch their own brands to Fairtrade.
Join the campaign
- Please sign our petition. We are aiming for 10,000 names- help us reach our target and share the petition on social media. We will send the petition to those who manage the UK’s top attractions.
- Please nominate an attraction at the campaign website www.FairTouristBars.org
- Write, message or Facebook your favorite attraction asking them to make the switch to fair tourist bars.
Common objections to switching
It’s too expensive - But we have made Fairtrade the same cost as non Fairtrade.
The chocolate is not very good - We use Belgian Chocolate, the best in the world some say !
It's difficult to order Fairtrade stuff - we have a fast track system to get bars produced.
Not convinced , our chocolate is already fair - the Fairtrade mark can only be used on chocolate when the growers of the sugar and cocoa have received a fair price, along with a cash bonus for their work and met environmental standards. It’s not Fairtrade if there is no Fairtrade logo.
It’s not part of our plan, no one else has one - There some key attractions which have made the switch.
Our visitors do not want it - survey’s show the majority of the UK population want to see attractions make the switch.
We already sell Fairtrade chocolate- many venues may sell Fairtrade brands in their cafe or in their shop but that is not the same as a souvenir bar which carries the name and image of the attraction. This campaign is about making every tourist chocolate bar a Fairtrade bar.
Who are we?
This campaign is sponsored by The Meaningful Chocolate Company. See www.meaningfulchocolate.co.uk
- Attraction managers
we are calling on the UK's tourist attractions to switch their souvenir chocolate to a certified Fairtrade blend.
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