Thursday, July 10, 2008

Feed your sweet tooth - guiltlessly!

I love chocolate. So do most people I know. I mean, look at my friend Kate:

Chocolate brownie batter is delicious!

If you don't have the time or the inclination to make your own chocolate treats, do not fret. Here's your chance to indulge your love of cacao and help those less fortunate than yourself. Try the DoGoodie Brownie!

The brownies are baked in Yonkers, NY at the Greyston Bakery, which was founded in 1982 by a Zen Buddhist meditation group. The company offers its workers onsite training and fair local wages. Profits are donated to the Greyston Foundation, which works on several community development initiatives including low income housing, childcare, technology education, and health services.

In the words of the bakery, "We don't hire people to bake brownies, we bake brownies to hire people."

You can buy the brownies or the Greyston cookbook online, or in the Boston area at the Harvest Co-op in Central Square, Foodie's Urban Market in the South End, or the Good Health Store in Quincy. Additional locations are listed on the DoGoodie website.

What better way to indulge your sweet tooth? After all, it's for the good of others.

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1 comment:

Casey said...

If you want to learn more, check out this video about the Greyston Bakery. They were profiled on 60 Minutes!