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Fairtrade Favourites

This month, we're marking Fairtrade Fortnight by focusing on some of our fantastic Fairtrade products, because we know that the choices you make when it comes to food really can change lives

Tastes good, does good

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Just by buying a Fairtrade product you can help support these communities – from coffee and tea to selected bananas and chocolate.


M&S has been a supporter of Fairtrade for a decade. We were the first retailer to switch all of our tea and coffee to fully Fairtrade back in 2006 – we stock a selection of Fairtrade wines, and we sell a range of delicious Fairtrade chocolate bars in store, which gives the perfect excuse to stock up and make our decadent fridge cake recipe below.

If that isn't a good reason to treat yourself to the sweet stuff this month then we don't know what is.

Tablet of milk chocolate

Recipe: Chocolate fridge cake

Ready in 2 hours and 15 minutes
Serves 16


350g milk chocolate
50g butter
150g rich tea biscuits
50g walnut pieces
50g raisins
70g glacé cherries



  1. Grease one 20cm square shallow baking tin and line with baking parchment.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave on a low heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring after the first minute. Don’t overheat or the chocolate will seize.
  3. Put the biscuits into a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin, leaving some chunks.
  4. Add the walnuts, raisins, cherries and biscuits to the melted chocolate. Stir well to combine then tip into the prepared tin, pressing down the surface with the back of a spoon.
  5. Leave in the fridge for about 2 hours to set, then remove the cake from the tin using the baking parchment and cut into 16 squares.

Nutritional info per serving

Calories : 225
Fat: 13g(saturated 6g)

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