Fairtrade Chocolate – Seed and Bean Giveaway #57

Giveaway | 6th March 2015 | By

Fairtrade Fortnight is coming to an end, but you still have a chance to “choose products that save lives”. Take a look at last week’s post to find out more on why buying fairtrade chocolate helps growers in poorer parts of the world.

To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight, I have a giveaway for four 85g bars of Seed and Bean chocolate. Seed and Bean is a company founded on ethical principles and all of its products are not only Fairtrade and organic, but taste good too. I’m a fan. The 18 flavours offered are interesting and the packaging is attractive and captures my attention every time. You can see more detail about some of their chocolate bars in previous reviews, the last one of which was a rainbow of delight.

This time I was sent a bar of their award winning Sicilian Hazelnut & Almond (37%) which is pure delight. It’s a milky gianduja, which is smooth, creamy and not too sweet. It has an aroma of roasted hazelnuts and a taste of Italian sophistication. I meant to try just a little bit and before I knew it the whole bar had disappeared – how did that happen?

The dark (58%) Lemon and Cardamom was also a new one on me and I’m quite enthralled by it. Like all of the Seed and Bean chocolate I’ve tried, the flavours are subtle, but they are most definitely present. Lemon and cardamom are closely aligned in flavour, yet complement each other well. I used this chocolate to top my lemon coconut cakes.

I was intrigued to find out what the Tangerine milk chocolate bar (37%) was like as I thought it would be hard to differentiate the flavour from that of orange. The scent of citrus was there and extraordinarly it really did taste of tangerines, not oranges. It is, in fact, quite a delicious bar.

The fourth one in the pack is another milk chocolate one, Cornish Sea Salt & Lime (37%). This is a firm favourite of mine which I have reviewed before. Since writing that review, Seed and Bean have, much to my delight, upped the cocoa content of their chocolate. I’m hoping they will up it again at some point as a higher cocoa content makes for a richer and less sweet chocolate. In my world, all milk chocolate would have a minimum of 40%.

I was also sent an additional bar of dark Espresso (58%), but this is NOT part of the giveaway. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m thinking CT will be much enamoured.

Seed and Bean are offering a 20% discount on all orders during Fairtrade Fortnight, but do hurry as this ends on 8 March.


Seed and Bean has kindly agreed to give one of my readers four bars of their 85g chocolate bars as described above. To be in with a chance of winning, please fill in the Gleam widget below. You will need to leave a comment on this post, answering the question, which then gives you additional chances to enter if you so wish. Gleam will pick a winner at random from the entries received. If you are commenting anonymously, please give me some way of identifying you as I will be verifying the validity of entries. Any automated entries will be disqualified. This giveaway is only open to those with a UK postal address. Winners will need to respond within 7 days of being contacted. Failure to do this may result in another winner being picked.

Prizes are offered and provided by Seed and Bean and Chocolate Log Blog accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of said third party.
Closing date is Friday 3 April 2015

Do take a look at my giveaway page to see if there is anything else you would like to enter.

Seed and Bean Chocolate Bars


  1. Leave a Reply

    6th March 2015

    Cherry and Almond would be a new one I would like to try

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    6th March 2015

    I think dates go really well with chocolate, but I’ve never seen a bar with dates in.

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    7th March 2015

    Pistachio and lime
    (Spencer Broadley)

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    7th March 2015

    I’ve just been to their site and I have to say, I fancy trying the pumpkin and hemp flavoured bar. Purely because I have absolutely no idea what it would taste like

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    8th March 2015

    They do have some very interesting flavours! I would like to see something with freeze dried raspberries maybe?

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    8th March 2015

    Would love to try these,they look totally delicious Lindsey M. xx

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    Lisa Pepper
    10th March 2015

    Something with strawberry would be nice

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    Kerry-Ann Pope
    13th March 2015

    Definitely Praline, it’s my all time favourite

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    Heather Haigh
    15th March 2015

    I would like to see Incan berry and date

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    olivia kirby
    16th March 2015

    Bookmarked to enter as Gleam is not appearing anywhere for me at the moment unfortunately

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      16th March 2015

      Hi Olivia, you should see a link right at the bottom of the page which will take you to Gleam.

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        olivia kirby
        17th March 2015

        Hi! Thanks – I clicked on the name of the prize and that seemed to work.

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    olivia kirby
    17th March 2015

    White chocolate and raspberry

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    Melissa G
    18th March 2015

    I would love a cherry and dark chocolate one!

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    Emma Nixon
    21st March 2015

    I love coffee flavoured chocolate, so I would like to see an amaretto coffee flavour

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    22nd March 2015

    Which existing flavour? White Poppy and Lemon – I’d love to try this one.

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    Sinead ORourke
    25th March 2015

    Sicilian Hazelnut & Almond

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    26th March 2015

    love banana or strawberry but love to try the lemon tangy

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    Diane Hicklin
    27th March 2015

    Anything that involves coffee

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    jodie yorke
    28th March 2015

    chocolate and peanut butter.

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    Christine Caple
    28th March 2015

    Strawberries and cream

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    William Gould
    29th March 2015

    Can’t see a Gleam widget in any browser on two different computers, has this ended?

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      30th March 2015

      No it’s still live William. If you click the link at the bottom of the post, it will take you to gleam.

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    Helen Metcalfe
    30th March 2015

    Salted Caramel would be lovely

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    katherine b
    30th March 2015

    Pistachio and lime for me x

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    Lucy Pasifull
    30th March 2015

    Pistachio would be yummy.

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    karen ruby
    30th March 2015

    toasted marshmallow would be a nice chocolate 🙂

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    Emily Knight
    31st March 2015

    I know one already has cardamom…but I’d say rose and cardamom, as it’s one of my favourite flavour combinations!

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    31st March 2015

    All the flavours sound very moreish. Tangerine is one I’ve never heard of which sounds yummy!

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    Helen Allan
    31st March 2015

    Salted Caramel would be wonderful. Thank you!

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    Hannah Smith
    31st March 2015

    Plain old mint? 😉

    @smeethsaysfashn on twitter

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    Pamela M
    31st March 2015

    Sicilian Hazelnut & Almond sounds delicious.

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    Michelle R
    1st April 2015

    White chocolate and strawberry.

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    Ziggy C-J
    1st April 2015

    Would be interesting to try the different flavours.

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    Helen Garner
    1st April 2015

    like the sound of chilli and lime

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    Em S
    1st April 2015

    Chocolate with coconut and caramel.

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    Alan Whyte
    2nd April 2015

    Any except salt which just seems wrong on chocolate.

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    Claire Barker
    2nd April 2015

    Dark chocolate, date and pecan.

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    James Travis
    2nd April 2015

    Strawberry White Chocolate

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    Anthea Holloway
    2nd April 2015

    Anything with chocolate in it! I love them all!!!

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    Anthea Holloway
    2nd April 2015

    Where is the Gleam widget?

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    Angela Kelly
    2nd April 2015

    Anything with chocolate is alright by me!

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    Janice Taylor
    2nd April 2015

    Coconut and dark chocolate

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    Angie Hoggett
    2nd April 2015

    white chocolate with strawberry and black pepper

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    Louise Ryves
    2nd April 2015

    Raspberry and white chocolate

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    Bonnie King
    3rd April 2015

    Salted caramel! Can’t get enough of the stuff 🙂

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    Zinzi Graham
    3rd April 2015

    Fab prize! I love the packaging.

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