Thursday, April 05, 2012

...And... the Cutest Person in a Hairnet EVER Award goes to....

Marie!!She rocked it better than anyone else! We took Joel's parents on a Theo Chocolate Factory tour the other day. It was wonderful... besides eating lots of chocolate, it's interesting to see the process of making chocolate. They really focus on the reasons they are organic and fair trade, and by the end I am pretty sure I'm not the only one who pledges to herself to stop buying chocolate that isn't fair trade. They are the first organic fair-trade chocolate makers in the US, and they are here in Seattle! We will take each of you there when you visit us.

They also made Joel wear 2 (!!) beard-nets this time, because one just doesn't cover it all!

5 comments:

David T. Macknet said...

She looks traumatized. Also: there's good reason to be frightened of that beard!

tanita davis said...

HAHAHAH! The "what is this THING on my head!!!?!?!" look. Love it.

Scharffenberger's must not be organic, then, because I know they made fairtrade chocolate, and we loved them...

...before they sold out to Hershey's. Boo!

Heather said...

Scharffenberger's might have been... Theo's is the first fair trade organic chocolate MAKERS, and they differentiate that from chocolate melters. Theo gets beans from the farmers, some other chocolate companies get cocoa mass from the farmers, thus they aren't technically makers, just melters. Or something to that effect. :-)
So there could be some other fair trade organic chocolate melters in the US.

Becca said...

i'm totally living by that same pledge ever since my first theo tour! the only time i break it (though not every time) is when i buy chocolate for s'mores... i figure if i'm already eating straight high fructose corn syrup in the form of marshmallows, i might as well go all the way with the american iconic experience and buy hershey's.

also, joel wearing 2 beard nets is absolutely fantastic. i didn't know there was such a thing. but of course there is. especially for joel.

Heather said...

Yea.. I'm thinking chocolate chips might be hard. I like using just chopped chocolate for it, but it makes choc chip cookies pretty expensive. I usually get Callebaut in bulk, but now I'm thinking tha'ts probably not fair trade...