Organic Spicy Hot Cocoa

4 reviews

Organic Spicy Hot Cocoa

4 reviews

Equal Exchange

Organic Spicy Hot Cocoa

4 reviews

Equal Exchange

Looking for a little more heat in your favorite warm winter treat? Give spicy hot chocolate a try. The bittersweet cocoa and hot spices really do complement each other quite well.

Sustainable goodness

Farmer fairness is a top priority in addition to being one of the largest worker-owned cooperatives in the United States.

  • Orthodox Union Kosher Certified Kosher Dairy
  • Certified USDA Organic
  • Vegan
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Why we love it

Did you know hot chocolate hasn't always been sweet? When the earliest recorded chocolate drink was first developed by the Maya, it had quite the spicy kick. Just like this one does. For centuries since then, people have come up with their own hot chocolate recipes. This one from Equal Exchange brings heat and warmth from both the cup and the spices.


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How it does good

A closer connection between people and farmers

The tea, cocoa, and coffee farming industries are at the highest risk for worker exploitation and contributing to deforestation. For standard brands, these supply chains are notoriously lacking in transparency. That’s why Equal Exchange created a fair trade model that cuts out the middleman. Instead, they focus on direct, transparent trade with farmers and cooperatives. They work in collaboration with Root Capital and other organizations to help build farmer cooperative training programs. A USAID partner, Equal Exchange is heavily engaged in farmer cooperative capacity development, bringing technical assistance to in-country growers to help increase productivity, reliability and ultimately success in a global market.

  • supporting key causes

    Equal Exchange donates 10% of their annual profits to organizations that align with their mission. They also direct grants to farmer cooperatives to work on projects ranging from investing in coffee tree nurseries to creating beekeeping collectives for farmers so they can diversify their crops and income.
  • responsible sourcing

    By using fair and direct trade practices along with organic farms, Equal Exchange makes sure their supply chains are creating a better place for people and the planet.
  • low carbon footprint

    Equal Exchange uses solar panels on their roasting facility to offset part of their energy use. By partnering with local farmers and gardeners, they turn used burlap bags and chaff from the roasting process into useful growing material. Plus, they compost in their offices.
  • Green America Certified Business
  • SPP Certified
  • Worker Owned Cooperative

How to use it

Mix two tablespoons of Spicy Hot Cocoa with six ounces of hot milk and serve.

When you're done...

Recycle the aluminum seal and base in a curbside bin. The plastic lid is recyclable through TerraCycle by following our special instructions. The foil-lined canister should be thrown away for now.

These are general guidelines for broadly-recyclable materials. Check with your local recycler to confirm what they take.

About the Brand

Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange

The three founders of Equal Exchange came together with a shared vision in mind: fairness to farmers, and a closer connection between farmers and consumers. There is so much care and expertise from farmers that go into products, and in most supply chains, this is often overlooked. Equal Exchange's fair trade products are taking a stance and creating a difference for farmers, economy, and the planet.
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This hot chocolate is so unbelievably, ridiculously delicious, I make a mug of it when I'm stressed. Close my eyes and take a sip. Just like that, all is right with the world.

Elizabeth C.
United States United States

Spicy Cocoa

I know it will be excellent. Unfortunately, it’s a gift, so I’m unable to taste it!

yvonne w.
United States United States

Hot chocolate

Very good. Would buy again

United States United States

Great Spiced Cocoa

It makes me feel good to buy Fairly Traded and Organic but it makes me feel better when that product is Delicious. this spiced cocoa has the exact right level of spice, and the cocoa is rich and thick. I recommend it!