Product samples for community events

Holding a Fairtrade Fortnight event in your community? These Fairtrade-friendly companies would like to offer you products to use for tastings, stalls or other events to help invite people to come on in to Fairtrade. 

Start local

It's always a good idea to approach local retailers and businesses to support your events with product donations, whether national supermarket chains, local independent shops or cafes, and anything in between. 

The following companies are also interested in supporting Fairtrade community events across the UK with the following offers. We will be sharing more offers in the coming weeks so please revisit this page for more opportunities to order product samples for your events. 

The Raw Chocolate Company

The Raw Chocolate Company offers bundles comprising of one of each of these products: Vanoffee, Pitch Dark and Raw Chocolate Mulberries. They can be contacted directly at kris@boingg.com. Requests will be fulfilled on a first come first served basis.

Plamil Foods

Plamil Foods is offering:

  • So Free Organic Fairtrade Milk Alternative Chocolate bars
  • Chocolate catering drops

They can be contacted directly at: cherise@plamilfoods.co.uk. Requests will be fulfilled on a first come first served basis.

Tropical Wholefoods

Tropical Wholefoods are offering Taster Kits, which include a selection of their favourite products that can be opened and sampled at events, as well as promotional material. The Taster Kits are limited in number, and Tropical Wholefoods will be offering them across the country, so get in touch soon if you would like to reserve one for your event. Please email Rachel Gurak at rachel@fullwellmill.co.uk with your event details by Thursday 8 February 2018.   

Divine Chocolate

Divine Chocolate offers:

  • New Divine Dark Hazelnut Empowering Women bars
  • Divine Mini Chocolate bars
  • Divine display materials, including posters

You can find further details and submit your request using this online form. Please note the deadline for contacting Divine Chocolate is Thursday 8 February 2018.

Karma Cola

Karma Cola is offering a sample pack containing:

  • Karma Cola 330ml bottle
  • Gingerella 330ml bottle
  • Lemony Lemonade 330ml bottle
  • Power of positive drinking gatefold leaflet

Sample packs are limited in number, so get in touch with Kathryn@karmacola.co.uk before Thursday 8 February 2018 to reserve a pack. If you are successful in obtaining a pack you will be notified by the 16th of February.

Lemonaid & ChariTea

Lemonaid Beverages, makers of ethical Fairtrade soft drinks and iced teas Lemonaid and ChariTea offer:

  • Lemonaid & ChariTea 330ml bottles soft drinks sample pack
  • Social Business and Fairtrade marketing material

You can find further details and submit your request using this online form. Please note the deadline for applications is Thursday 8 February 2018.

Just Trading Scotland

JTS are offering two options for sampling or using at your events

  • A case of Fairtrade Coconut Milk (12 x 400ml cans) – Great Taste Award winning. Great addition to curries, soups and even smoothies
  • A combo deal – the above plus a case of 6 bottles of Fairtrade Red Wine vinegar

The samples are limited in number so get in touch soon if you would like to reserve one for your event. They can be contacted directly at: info@jts.co.uk. Please specify if you would like just the coconut milk or the coconut milk and red wine vinegar combo. Requests will be fulfilled on a first come first served basis.