What is Coco-Zen?

Coco-Zen is a state of nirvana achieved by surrendering to the taste and aroma
of luscious, rich chocolate.

It's knowing that you are helping our planet and its people,
because all of our treats are handmade from organic and Fair Trade Certified™ chocolate.

A state of ecstasy, peace and harmony, Coco-Zen is oneness with chocolate.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Chocolate Tasting & Screening of "The Dark Side of Chocolate" in Palo Alto - Tue 12/7

If you're in the bay area this Tues evening 12/7, come to the screening of "The Dark Side of Chocolate" in Palo Alto. Coco-Zen will have truffles for tasting! Plus we'll have some of our holiday chocolates for sale as well.

See the invite from Global Exchange below.

Here's the trailer to the movie...


Don’t miss the event of the season! Please RSVP by Sunday, December 5

The Fair Trade Chocolate Tastings

Coco-Zen: Enjoy samples from the South Bay’s own local Fair Trade truffle-maker, with a wide selection of delicious milk and dark Fair Trade truffle flavors from Dark Chocolate to Orange Blossom (the Global Exchange Fair Trade Campaign’s favorite is Chai Spice!) http://www.coco-zen.com

Alter Eco: Savor chocolates from one of the most innovative, highest quality Fair Trade chocolate bar manufacturers, featuring flavors from Chocolate Velvet to the exotic Fair Trade Quinoa, http://www.altereco-usa.com

The Speakers

Adrienne Fitch-Frankel, Fair Trade Campaign Director, Global Exchange: Adrienne Fitch-Frankel will fill in details about forced and child labor in the cocoa industry and how Fair Trade addresses these issues.

Edouard Rollet, Co-Founder/Chief Operations Officer, Alter Eco: Visionary social entrepreneurship leader Edouard Rollet will describe his visits to Fair Trade cocoa cooperatives around the world and discuss the transformative impact on social justice, poverty, and the environment his company and others are making.

The Film: The Dark Side of Chocolate

The 2010 Documentary, The Dark Side of Chocolate reveals shocking evidence that child and forced labor continue in the cocoa fields for millions of children, nearly a decade after the major players in the cocoa industry promised to resolve the problem.

The Hosts

Chocolate Dividends: (http://www.chocolatedividends.org/), supporters of cocoa farmers

World Centric: (http://www.worldcentric.org/), biocompostable serving items

The Details

Date: Tuesday, December 7

Time: 7:00 pm doors open/chocolate tasting; 7:30 pm program begins

Location: World Centric

Address: 2121 Staunton Court; Palo Alto, CA 94306

Tickets (sold at door): $15

RSVP by: December 5

RSVP contact info: Dana Cabico - fairtrade@globalexchange.org/415-575-5557

Nationwide screenings are empowering thousands of people to come together to send one clear message to the chocolate industry: “We will not tolerate abusive child labor and trafficking in the cocoa fields.”

The screenings are organized by Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Campaign and other organizational members of the Raise the Bar Campaign, which is pressing chocolate manufacturers to end exploitative child and forced labor in the cocoa fields. To learn more about Global Exchange’s Fair Trade Campaign and the Raise the Bar Hershey Campaign, please visit www.globalexchange.org/cocoa.

Sincere thanks to Palo Alto screening sponsors Chocolate Dividends, World Centric, Alter Eco, Coco-Zen, and the makes of The Dark Side of Chocolate, Miki Mistrati and Roberto Romano!

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