How Hot Chocolate Can Change The World
Well, what if we told you that you were right all along?
Oh yes, with the right gift, you really can make the world a better place. With the right gift, you can change someone’s life. And with the right gift you can be part of something far bigger than Christmas alone.
“What is this gift so full of Christmas magic?” I hear you ask.
You may well feel like laughing into your £2.95 mug of Belgian white chocolate with cream and chocolate shavings, but you read right. A hot chocolate could change the world. The right hot chocolate that is.
Ok, so one might not change the whole world, but it will make the world of difference to someone – maybe even a few people. And if everyone followed suit and handed out world-changing hot chocolates to their friends and family this Christmas, we’d be onto a winner.
So why not be part of something big this Christmas and hand out gifts that keep on giving, long past the leftovers? Read on to see why and how you can hand out these special hot chocolate mixes this year.
Instead of buying the cheapest, easiest brands to hand, take a moment to think. Who benefits from your purchase? Will farmers be shortchanged or rewarded fairly for their toil? Is the store’s packaging synthetic and wasteful and eco-friendly and ethically sourced? Does the company you’re buying from support charities, projects and people that make a difference, or are they in it purely for the profit?
Choose Fairtrade cocoa powder, organic ingredients and ethically sourced extras like your peppermint syrup and decorative marshmallows or candy canes. That way, every part of what you serve up will have a positive effect on more than the person drinking it.
If you can help people with the ingredients, how about helping the planet with the packaging? You can use our eco-friendly, compostable cups for simple and stylish presentation, or bag up the ingredients in one of our charming lace trim design kraft paper bags. Just pop the separate ingredients (cocoa powder, cinnamon and vanilla mix, marshmallows and sprinkles) in recycled preserve jars or our biodegradable portion pots and throw in a few of our red spot napkins for good measure. Top it off with some Fairtrade shortbread or gingerbread (or both!) and tie a compostable bow on it. Tah dah!
Not only will your friends and family have a delicious, comforting and handmade hot chocolate to enjoy, but they will have a very clear message from you. With the simple act of giving, you can educate your friends and family on how good it tastes and feels to be eco-friendly and ethical. You will also know that for every ethically-sourced Christmas gift you hand out, you’ll make the world a little bit better; for the farmers, the workers, the planet and the person you treat. People may even start following suit, handing out goo,d green gifts themselves, which will have a knock-on effect on their recipients and it goes on and on and on…
So give the gift you always dreamt of this Christmas; make the world a better place. Change the world with a hot chocolate. And let Little Cherry help you do just that.