FAIRTRADE AWARDS

WHITTAKER’S, All Good and Bennetto Natural Foods have been voted New Zealand’s most ethical brands in the third annual Fairtrade Awards, held earlier this week. Whittaker’s took out the large category with its 5 Roll Refined Fairtrade Certified Creamy Milk Chocolate while All Good’s bananas was voted the best product in the medium sized category. Newcomer Bennetto Natural Foods was awarded the best Fairtrade certified product for small business for its drinking chocolate in a bar format. “Winning the award for the third year in a row is a fantastic achievement and we are thankful for the continuous support we receive from our Whittaker’s Chocolate Lovers. We look forward to working with Fairtrade to extend the certification to other varieties in the future, as the reliability of supply continues to improve,” says Whittaker’s brand manager Jasmine Currie.