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"Coco-Zen…Beauty and Chocolate have come together!"

The supercool mommy blogger at Keeper of the Cheerios recently posted an amazing review of our Chocolate Body Treats. After trying our Chocolate Lip Balm, she said she was “in 7th Heaven smelling that chocolate all day.”

Wanna win a $25 Coco-Zen gift certificate? Check out the review to enter! (click on the link below)
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Global Exchange in Berkeley Now Carries Coco-Zen

The Global Exchange Store is the retail venue for Global Exhange, an amazing organization that for almost two decades was been promoting a global economy based not just on profit, but on people, community and planet (read more about Global Exhange). Their physical and online stores carry only Fair Trade items from around the world.

We were so excited when this giant of the Fair Trade movement contacted us and told us that they wanted to carry our Truffles-To-Go. We’re honored to be represented in their Berkeley, CA location.

Global Exchange Fair Trade Store – Berkeley, CA
2840 College Avenue (at Russell)
Berkeley, CA 94705

(510) 548-0370
storemaster@globalexchange.org

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As if economic imbalance and child labor aren’t bad enough in the cocoa industry, this report by Al Jazeera shows how cocoa also play a large role in the violent conflicts of the Ivory Coast. Like conflict diamonds, there is conflict cocoa.

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Part 2

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So would we!

CouponDivas recently reviewed some of our Chocolate Body Treats and gave them the thumbs up, calling the collection the “perfect gift for the chocoholic in your life. Spoil your loved one from head to toe in chocolate.” There’s even a little contest where you can win a $25 gift certificate for Coco-Zen…but you have to read the review to enter! (click on the link below)


Coco-Zen Body Treats Review and Giveaway

The owner and writer of this great website, Kitty, is a fellow mom entrepreneur. She posts all sorts of great deals and discounts that cover a whole variety of categories – we love her Kids Eat Free List. It’s definitely a site worth checking out!

Kitty also has a couple of other website where she lists all sort of giveaways and contests (we’re listed on those too):

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  • Green Chamber of Commerce – “The Green Chamber of Commerce is a national, membership-based organization that is dedicated to fostering the success of businesses large and small that are committed to environmental and social responsibility.” Wonder how this compares to Coop America/Green America (of which Coco-Zen is a member)??
  • Gig List – Jan. 29, 2009 – (Green Gigs) Here’s today’s list of green job postings.


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  • Toxic Retainers? – (showtheLOVE) “…the retainer that my child wears is made from acrylic plastic like the kind thats smells so bad at the nail salons (no joke).”

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  • BabyGap: Organic polka-dot fitted crib sheet – Great prices on organic cotton crib sheets from $12.99 – 19.50. How great would it be if Gap could stand for “casual American ORGANIC style”?! Yo, Gap – still trying to figure out your brand identity??


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  • 7 Unique Airport Hotels – (Environmental Graffiti) Not really a green post, but thought this was kind of interesting and fun to look at.
  • Earth Cinema Circle – “The only DVD club dedicated to increasing social & environmental awareness through entertaining films.” Think of it as an eco-Netflicks, except that you get to keep the DVDs and the packaging is made from 100% recycled paper pulp that’s biodegradable.


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“Kate Winslets Vanity Fair photos cause a stir over fur. Is faux fur really faux? Ocean Acidification is becoming a problem for the survival of oceanic life. And, check out new Totally Useless Crap.”

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