Fairtrade Fortnight 2014: 10 best foods

To celebrate the start of Fairtrade Fortnight we round up the newest and tastiest ethically produced fare on the shelves

It’s Fairtrade Fortnight, a time of year when events take place across the UK to highlight the difference Fairtrade makes to farmers and workers in developing countries.

Now, there are more than 4,500 Fairtrade products – everything from pineapples and peanuts to gold, silver and platinum. There are 1,149 Fairtrade producer organisations in 70 countries.

The focus of this year’s campaign is bananas – the UK’s favourite fruit – which are now being sold so cheaply by most supermarkets that many farmers and workers who produce them are being trapped in a cycle of poverty. Alongside a bag of bananas, we've picked some of the best and widest ranging Fairtrade products, from the delicious Cocoa Loco Champagne Truffles to the longstanding favourite Clipper Everyday Tea Bags.

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Verdict: Wine is one of the fastest growing areas of Fairtrade and we think the Zebra View Chenin Blanc is outstanding value for a great tasting, versatile wine. Café Direct Coffee Pods also stands out, if only because this is the first 100 per cent Fairtrade brand to launch into pods.

Buy now

1. Cafedirect coffee pods, £2.39 for 10

2. Cocoa Loco milk chocolate Champagne truffles, £5.99

3. Co-op Chilean Clear Honey, £2.89

4. Sainsbury’s Fairtrade bananas, £1 for a bag of five

5. Zebra View Chenin Blanc, £36 for a case of six

6. Divine Chocolate Milk Chocolate with Whole Almonds, £2

7. Aldi Fairtrade Instant Coffee, £1.99

8. Liberation Oven Baked Chilli and Lime Cashews, £1.19

9. Clipper Everyday Tea Bags, £1.69 for 40

10. Steenbergs Saffron, £4.50 for 0.5g

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