I wanted to introduce you guys to a company called Trade As One, a seasonal subscription box service that arrives every three months full of all kinds of products, from lip balm to snack foods. The best part? All the goodies inside are ethically produced and fair trade. By choosing these products, they're helping to sustain employment and provide living wages for small producers all over the world. I contacted the company when I heard about the good work they do, and Trade As One sent me a box so I could give it a try and help share their important message.
I relished the opportunity to try new products that we normally wouldn't select (or even be able to find) at the grocery store, like ruby red rice. Kristie started eating the dried pineapple as soon as I opened the box, and I spirited the cashews directly to work for an office snack.
It was also cool to learn more about some of the organizations they work with, like the Women's Bean Project, which provides transitional employment for chronically unemployed and impoverished women. It feels awesome to support an organization like that!
I'm not going to pretend like I didn't play favorites. Of all the products in the box (including almonds, dried mango, tangerine and clove lip balm, honey and rooibos balsamic vinegar reduction, tomato caper spread, spicy split pea soup mix, rainbow quinoa, and Malaysian spice rub), the standout was dark chocolate almond spread with sea salt. It's like grown-up Nutella! I've been eating it non-stop with a spoon on toast.
And I have more good news -- Trade As One is offering a special discount of $20 off for all first-time subscribers. Use the code "homesteady20." Can you imagine giving this subscription as a holiday present?!