The Moment the Sun Stood Still

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Welcome to winter — the 2016 solstice. We’re celebrating the shortest day of the year at Singing Rooster with a LONG DEAL on coffee & chocolate. 10 things you didn’t know about the Winter solstice: The Latin word solstice means ‘sun stands still.’ During a solstice, the sun appears to remain still — at noon. Most count the entire day as the solstice, but it’s a mere moment. In 2016, it came at 4:44 AM CST. The entire world experiences the solstice at the exact same moment. Different seasons are not defined … Read More

What will you cover in chocolate today?

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In honor of National Cover Anything with Chocolate Day, the staff at Singing Rooster are covering everything in #haitianchocolate. Head Rooster Molly: “Chocolate covered corn dogs with a side of yellow mustard?  There’s nothing better.” Later on in the break room, she admitted that there are probably 1,000 things that are better, but she wouldn’t elaborate.   Coffee Ambassador Corinne’s favorite chocolate covered confection? Crickets. “When in the peace corps in the South Sudan, we ran out of food and roasted crickets.  We were thankful for dental … Read More

10 Things you didn’t know about Santa

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Today is St. Nicholas Day — the day we celebrate a generous man known as Santa Claus (the Dutch referred to Saint Nicholas as “Sinterklaas”). We’re having fun with little known facts about Santa St. Nicholas was born to wealthy Greek parents in Turkey.  He lived most of his life as a bishop, born in 270 AD and died at age 73. Initially buried in Turkey, his remains were stolen around 1087 by Italian merchants then rescued several hundred years later by a distant Irish … Read More

After Initial Surge of Relief, Longterm Vision is required in Haiti

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Only $2700 from our seedling nursery goal! There’s a reason Giving Tuesday came into existence; we need to cleanse our soul after over indulgence from a hearty Thanksgiving meal, excess drink, and too much shopping. We’ve launched a fundraiser for a seedling nursery near Camp Perrin — a small village on a hillside near Les Cayes that suffered extreme loss.  We’re $2700 from our goal. Thanks for pushing us over! Hurricane Matthew Update: Thanks to our many friends who have asked how we (staff, farmer partners, … Read More

2019 wholesale Haitian Chocolate Bars

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Wholesale Organic Haitian Chocolate Bars We’re getting GREAT feedback on our new Haitian chocolate bar line.  Add our wholesale Haitian chocolate to your retail store or fundraising event — and remember to leverage the energy of youth in door-to-door sales.  Hey, nobody wants a coupon book or magazine subscription.  But 80% of us drink coffee and eat chocolate! 30 bar packs, 78% creamy dark 2.2 ounce bars (47% bigger than the old ones): plain roasted coffee dried cranberries from Wisconsin sea salt & roasted nibs … Read More

Veteran’s Day Reminds Us We’re One Nation

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Veterans Day, November 11th As we remember and thank our past and present Americans who have served our country, it puts petty and not so petty differences into perspective. Let’s give pause this day and recognize our collective strength and goals. Let’s give thanks to those among us who gave their lives, families, health, and emotional spirit to fighting for basic American rights, like voting. These brave souls protect our liberty, freedom of religion, and yes, even our right to peacefully assembly and protests. There … Read More

BEST Halloween Costumes EVER – share yours

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Looking for a treat this Halloween?  It’s the perfect occasion for Haitian chocolate. Adults only.  70% dark, rich and creamy. Halloween is a great time to cut loose, have a little fun. Here are some of our favs — please share yours! Make your 2016 Halloween the best ever:  introduce friends and family to #Haitianchocolate.  Tell them that directly supporting farmers through Singing Rooster is a pathway to autonomy.  Building a #selfsustaining Haiti is our collective goal, and opening up direct market access for farmers is … Read More

Night before Hallow’s Eve Pranks

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Since Hurricane Matthew – we (like thousands) have been in crisis mode overtime.  Laughter reduces stress.  October 30th is a fitting day for a chuckle.  In fact, the eve prior to Halloween is our national be naughty night. It’s the one night a year kids big and small are allowed to prank friends and neighbors. Here’s what some around the country call it: New Jersey = mischief night New York = Goosey Night or Hell Night Massachusetts = Cabbage Night Detroit = Devil’s Night North and South Dakota = Mat Night (huh?)  Anyone … Read More

What’s better than a Silent Auction?

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A marketplace. We know you’re in the middle of fundraising season.  We also know the HOURS (days, months) you’ve spent on the (staff dreaded) silent auction. If you’ve ever questioned the cost-benefits of the silent auction, we have a solution. This year at your annual gala – put up a small marketplace / table of goods sourced directly from people (artisans, farmers) who benefit from sales. A producer-direct marketplace is the perfect alternative:  you save valuable time while raising money and folks go home with something special. … Read More

Haitian Chocolate Bars are back baby!

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Singing Rooster’s Creamy Dark Haitian Chocolate Bar Line 78% Dark, luscious chocolate bars, 4 choices, ONE really important reason: Haiti’s cacao farmers win. (Note: we ship chocolate when the weather cooperates / when it’s cooler vs. hotter). Chokola Ayisyen never tasted so good. Plain Dark Delicious Coffee Crunch (roasted Haitian coffee bits) Sea Salt & Roasted Nibs (crunchy cacao bits) Wisconsin Cranberry Chew 2.2 ounce bars — 47% bigger than the old bars 78% creamy dark, organic chocolate Packaged in clear, food grade cellophane w/ … Read More