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Organic milk, organic cream, organic fair trade evaporated cane juice, organic egg yolks, organic non fat milk, organic fair trade vanilla extract, organic vanilla beans. fair trade certified by

Available Products:
16-oz. pints, by the scoop
Nutritional Info:
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (85g)
Servings Per Container: 4
Amount Per Serv.
Calories 180
Calories from Fat 110
Amount Per Serv. % Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Story of Fair Trade Vanilla Bean Speck

For the real scoop on Three Twins' flavors, we went straight to the source: Founding Twin Neal Gottlieb. Here's what he says about our pioneering new creation, Fair Trade Vanilla Bean Speck.

All is fair in love and war. And, for the first time ever, in organic ice cream.

As a lover of bravado, one-upsmanship and firsts, I am pleased to announce the arrival of the first organic fair trade ice cream on the market: Three Twins Fair Trade Vanilla Bean Speck. This new flavor one-ups my Madagascar Vanilla with a Fair Trade USA certification and beautiful specks of vanilla bean. If I may, I'd like to proclaim that this one is really friggin' good. And if I may again, I would like to revise that statement and proclaim that it's really friggin' great.

Fair trade ingredients do cost more and they can be hard to come by, but I think that they're worth it. It is my hope that Fair Trade Vanilla Bean Speck will be the first of many fair trade flavors by Three Twins.

Like all of our ice cream, the first step in making this beauty is our simple but wondrous ice cream base. It's made with milk and cream sourced from within 17 miles of our factory. (Our milk has a shorter drive to work than I do!) A key difference in the fair trade mix is that the sugar going into this one is Fair Trade-certified. That means it is grown and processed by farmers and workers who are paid fairly and operate by environmentally friendly standards.

The search for a Fair Trade vanilla extract that met my standards proved to be harder than dating, so I went another route and had a custom extract made using some incredible Indian beans. Add some ground vanilla beans for the crescendo, and the result is fantastically delicious.

The specks of vanilla will remind you of why you're here, and that you'd like to be fair to yourself and stay a while.

Fun Fact: One meat-loving friend of mine abhors the name that I have chosen for this delight, as "speck" also refers to a Tyrolean ham. Despite the recent and unofficial contest among some ice cream purveyors to create the meatiest ice cream available, I doubt that many folks will think they'll find meaty morsels in their pint of Fair Trade Vanilla Bean Speck. Plus, have you ever seen an organic Tyrolean ham? As pig-headed of me as it might have been, I decided to stick with the original name.