City of Wolverhampton is celebrating its Fairtrade status with the launch of its own Fairtrade chocolate bar.


The bar, designed and produced by the Meaningful Chocolate Company, was unveiled by City Fair Trade Partnership vice chair, Barbara Gwinnett, at the Arena Theatre on Friday.

The chocolate bars will be a great addition to organisations promoting Wolverhampton in the region and beyond.

Boxes of the chocolate bar can be ordered from the Wolverhampton Fair Traid shop, at the Methodist Centre on School Street, by calling 01902 471475 or emailing

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The City of Wolverhampton has been recognised by the Fairtrade Foundation as a Fairtrade City for 11 years now, thanks to the activities of residents and the commitment of the Wolverhampton Fairtrade Partnership who do their utmost to engage everyone in support of this worthy cause.

"The city council is proud to be a member of that partnership as it moves into its second decade and we hope the Wolverhampton Fairtrade chocolate bar enjoys sweet success - the ideal stocking filler this Christmas!"

The Meaningful Chocolate Company began offering a custom-made design service for organisations who wanted a Fairtrade certified chocolate bar in 2014.

This new service meant any organisation could have their own picture, logo and information on a Fairtrade bar.

The growers receive a fair price for the produce used in the bar, and the chocolate is top grade, with no Palm oil or Shea butter added.

David Marshall, from The Meaningful Chocolate Company, said: "We do this as part of our commitment to ethical trading. We are hoping tourist attractions will switch to Fairtrade as well."

If you would like to know more about The Meaningful Chocolate Company and their products please visit Type=links;Linkid=7767;Title=The Meaningful Chocolate Company;Target=_blank;.

Wolverhampton Fair Traid shop is located at the Methodist Centre, 24 School Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4LF. It will be open until 8pm on the 5 Wednesdays before Christmas, 23 and 30 November, and 7, 14, and 21 December.

Normal opening times are 10am to 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 5.45pm pm on Wednesdays, and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. For more information visit Type=links;Linkid=1429;Title=Wolverhampton Fair Traid;Target=_blank;.

Caption: (l-r) Front row: Councillor Claire Darke, Cabinet Member for Education, and Fairtrade chocolate bar designer Belinda Longsden. Back row: Members of the City Fair Trade Partnership, Sehdev Bismal, Bryan Cook and Barbara Gwinnett, Navi Aulkh of 'I Love Wolverhampton' and David Fulljames, whose brainchild the bar was

  • released: Monday 21 November, 2016