That's how Ramona asked for dessert last night.
Let me back up a bit.
For Lent, I gave up chocolate, among some other things. If you know me, you know that I'm tragically, pathetically addicted to chocolate (thus, the absence of said addiction for 40 days might account for the fruitful Lent I experienced ... it's amazing how much you can ponder and accomplish when you're not looking for the next chocolate fix.)
Over those forty days, one of the things our family did was to follow suggested readings and activities from Operation Rice Bowl. ORB focused on a different part of the world every week, taking us inside the lives of people who have a very different standard of living than we Americans have. My children were struck (as I'd hoped they would be) by the fact that we live with so many luxuries.
And, over those forty days, I read up a bit on where and how the things I so often take for granted are produced. I started making some changes in our buying habits. It's a process, and it hasn't happened overnight. I can't say we're fully converted yet. But, so far, I've found and enjoyed these fair trade products:
A variety of coffees
Divine Chocolate, which is also available in the U.S. through A Greater Gift. (I have no vested interest in this particular organization. I've just found them, so far, to be a great place to buy some fair trade products, including -- shh, don't tell her -- my mother's birthday present.)
You can read more about fair trade practices and products at the Catholic Relief Services website, here.