26 June, 2018

7 Fairtrade snack ideas to celebrate the World Cup

by Bronagh McDermott

With the FIFA World Cup in full swing, all this cheering is making us peckish. From healthy snacks to delicious thirst-quenchers, here are 7 Fairtrade products to get you in the World Cup spirit! 

Whichever team you’re supporting, choose Fairtrade.

1. Liberation Nuts’ Oven Baked Salted Cashews & Peanuts

Liberation Nuts brings together peanut farmers from Malawi and Nicaragua, cashew farmers from India and El Salvador and Brazil nut gatherers from the Amazon rainforest. The perfect nibbles for football nuts, this classic savoury snack is oven baked and salted and, like all Liberation products, carries the Fairtrade mark, so you know you’re supporting the small-scale growers who grow them.

Available at Traidcraft.


2. Little Valley Brewery’s Radical Roots

Beer is good, Fairtrade beer is better! The Ginger Pale Ale (4% abv) is the only one in the UK that carries the Fairtrade mark. Ginger and sugar cane from Paraguay, Sri Lanka and India and barley from the UK combine to make the perfect refreshment to celebrate (and commiserate) with friends. On top of all that, this thirst-quencher is brewed in Yorkshire and is organic and vegan.

Available at Little Valley Brewery.


3. GEO Sticks - a healthier Fairtrade snack

Change the world one bite a time. A healthier alternative to munch on during the match, GEO sticks are gluten and dairy free, and are made with Fairtrade rice from Thailand and Fairtrade quinoa from Peru, which means this delicious snack also makes a difference to people across the globe.

Available at Traidcraft.


4. Propercorn’s Fairtrade Chocolate Popcorn

A must have for those looking for something a little sweeter, Propercorn’s Chocolate Popcorn is made using tasty Fairtrade chocolate from Peru. Crunchy, chocolaty and downright delicious, pop open a bag and share with friends.

Available at Waitrose.


5. Gusto Cola Organic Real Cola

Need some half-time refreshment? Gusto’s Cola is organic and Fairtrade. The drinks are made in Devon with spring water from the naturally wild Exmoor moors. Add a blend of organic spices and essential oils with cola nut from the rainforests of Africa, Fairtrade Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar and Fairtrade blue agave from Jalisco in Mexico, and you’ve got the whole world in each sip.

Available at Ocado.

6. Co-Op Argentinian Malbec Fairtrade Wine

Fire up your Argentinian passion with this truly irresistible Malbec. Harvested by hand and aged in oak barrels, its plummy red fruit flavours, velvety texture and firm, sweet tannins are perfectly paired with barbecued sausages for your World Cup celebrations

Co-op Fairtrade Malbec

Available at Co-Op.

7. Bala Fairtrade Footballs

Not exactly a snack idea, but if you've been struck by World Cup football fever, we can’t help but shout about these Fairtrade footballs. Bala make their balls in Pakistan where 70% of the world’s footballs are hand-stitched. In sports ball production it’s not the materials that are Fairtrade certified but the labour, with workers benefiting from safe conditions, fair rates of pay and access to union representation. Now that’s something worth cheering about!

Bala Football 

Available at Bala Sport

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