Ethical Sweets for the Sweetie in Your Life

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It’s February and love is in bloom. With so much chaos over the past year, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to tell that special person in your life how much he or she means to you. And what better and more traditional way to say “Be mine” than with chocolates and champagne? The bubbly and bonbons on the list below are made by companies who treat their workers well and give them a voice on the job. After all, nothing is sweeter than supporting good jobs and a strong middle class.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Labor 411.


See’s Candies
Valentine heart boxes with hard, soft, and nut chocolate candies.
BCTGM Local 125 (San Leandro, Calif.)

Jelly Belly Candy Company
Valentine’s Day gift boxes, tins, packs filled with taffy, gums, jellies, and other seasonal novelties under the Jelly Belly brand.
BCTGM Local 125 (San Leandro, Calif.)

Hershey Foods Corp.
Valentine packaging for union-made Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almond Bars, Rolo, Hershey Nuggets, and Hershey Filled Kisses.
BCTGM Local 464 (Hershey, Pa.)

Ghiradelli Chocolate Company
Valentine’s Day chocolate gift, tins, boxes, and packs filled with Ghirardelli brand chocolate.
BCTGM Local 125 (San Leandro, Calif.)

Sconza Candy Company
Red & White & Chocolate Jordanettes, Boston Baked Beans, Yogurt Raisins, Lemoncello Almonds, Chocolate/Yogurt Fruit & Raisins.
BCTGM Local 125 (San Leandro, Calif.)

Frankford Candy & Chocolate
Valentine candy toys, gift baskets, tins boxes, and packs filled with heart and other Valentine day gums, jellies, hard candy, molded filled, hollow and solid chocolate under the Frankford name.
BCTGM Local 6 (Philadelphia)

Annabelle Candy Company
Holiday seasonal specialties and bag candy including union-made candies like Rocky Road, Abba Zaba, Look, Big Hunk, and U-No.
BCTGM Local 125 (San Leandro, Calif.)


Chase-Limogere (UFW, UFCW)
Chateau St. Michelle (IBT)
Cooks Champagne (UFCW)
Tott’s Champagne (UFCW)

To view more union-made products, visit our online directory.

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