Shakopee family to practice 'Reverse Trick-or-Treating'
Date of publication: October 16, 2008
Source: Shakopee Valley News
Author: Pat Minelli
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By Pat Minelli
...In its second year, the twist on Halloween known as Reverse Trick-or-Treating involves passing out a piece of fairly traded chocolate that is accompanied by a card informing recipients of poverty and child labor problems in the cocoa industry. The card tells how those problems affect mainstream candy enjoyed at Halloween and throughout the year, and how Fair Trade Certified chocolate provides a solution...
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