Product of the month for August

Maltesers. I always thought they just were kids being rude in shopping centres, but apparently not.

Did you know Maltesers were Fairtrade? No? Well now you know, tell everybody. Available anywhere civilisation exists.


Once again, a big thank you to our model, Yarkov.

Product of the month for April

We decided to go with an Easter theme, since it's Easter. A bold decision.

Those of you unfortunate enough to follow this website will be aware that this is absurdly early in the month to have the product up. A couple of months too late is normal.

Anyway, go and buy it from Oxfam, I think.

Product of the month for February

You can get these delights at Oxfam. They're absolutely delicious, and if the supply ever runs out, there may need to be some form of UN intervention.

No-one can explain the presence of the duct tape. He's been carrying it about ever since he started reading 'War And Peace' in the original Russian.

Product of the month for January

I know, what a look, what an icon.


It's not the onesie that's Fairtrade. (Come on, manufacturers, get on it and you'll make a fortune!)


The coffee filters will give you that real coffee taste without all the hassle. I'm guessing from the packaging you can get it from Waitrose.

Fairtrade product of the month for ?

As soon as we've translated this into English We'll let you know what it all means.

Meerkat of the month

This is Fickle randomly enjoying some yummy Fairtrade ice cream.

Product of the month for May. Or June. Whatever

Product of the month is Fairtrade honey. You can buy two different types from LB Oxfam.

With the honey is Yarkov, a pure Russian meerkat.

Yarkov says, "I like to put honey on moist flannel."

If you want to do that, or just eat it, pop down to Oxfam.

Late Product of the month. Some month, probably not this one.

This is how to give Mothers Day flowers. Either that or FT chocolate. Or wine. Or gold.

Whatever, don't buy nasty non-FT things because it's a little bit cheaper. SHE'S YOUR MOTHER, for goodness sake.

Product of the month for September

Yarkov wearing a pineapple costume, advertising Marks and Spencers blackcurrant jam.

Some things are best not thought about too deeply.

Product of the month for June, July and possibly August

This would be Cafedirect's London Fields coffee. Get it at Waitrose.

I'm not sure what Fuzzy hopes to achieve by hanging around a packet of coffee.

Anthopomorphism, possibly?

Product of the month for March

We're moving away from meerkats, and to our very own mascot, Fuzzy Buzzy. He's getting all uzzy over LIMITED EDITION lemon and juniper Divine chocolate. I think you can get it at Oxfam. Please let me know.

Best Easter Egg Official

If you like Masterchef, and are looking for something that looks like Greg Wallace's head, but tastes like the best chocolate ever, you've probably found out which egg won the Best Easter Egg competition over on Great British Chefs.

If not, let me save you the trouble:

Of course it's Fairtrade. Get it at one of our three Leighton-Linslade Co-ops.

Product of the month for October even though it's November

Waitrose have started selling FT cloves amongst other FT spices. We were so impressed we decided to make them product of the month.

Here is Yarkov doing a 'Top off cloves on' pose.

Incidentally, the people at Bart who make the spices have a message for you, the buying public. YES, YOU!

We are really proud to support Fairtrade and to be ensuring farmers get a good a quality of life; be it good tools for the job, facilities for them and their families, fair pay etc etc.

We like Bart.

Product or the month

There has been an ongoing viral campaign to feature more pictures of clergy holding soap. Despite not wanting to give in to pressure, we did feel the will of the people express itself very, very clearly on this issue, so there you are. Happy now?

This is father John of Sacred Heart displaying his favourite soap - Clean and Fair pure soap which contains Fairtrade Coconut Oil from India. I think you can get it from Oxfam, or Traidcraft.

Fairtrade product for February

Product of the month is below. I've been busy, which is why it resembles the FT product of the month for December a little.

These are Fairtrade Cinnamon Caramelised Nuts according to the packet. Available from Tesco, they're great. Moley (shown in the picture) says, "I don't really like nuts, I don't. I only like baked beans. But I'll pretend to like them for Fairtrade" (he has a cockney accent).

By the way, these are really good. Trust me on this.

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