Tony’s Chocolonely – a Dutch-based chocolate factory founded by three journalists from the Dutch TV show Keuringdienst van Waarde – announced the return of their fan favorite Sweet Solution chocolate bars, which aim to raise awareness about illegal child labor in the cocoa industry.
After learning that several of the world’s leading chocolate manufacturers buy cocoa from plantations that use illegal child labor, the founders of the company have established long-term relationships with cocoa farmers in Ghana and Ivory Coast at a higher salary with the intention of influencing other brands to do the same under its “Five principles of procurement.”
After a successful and preliminary launch of Sweet Solution, the highly acclaimed chocolate bar received permanent residence on Tony’s Chocolonely’s product list with four new flavors: milk chocolate with wafers and cookie pieces, milk chocolate caramel cookie, milk chocolate with hazelnuts and biscuit and milk chocolate honey almond nougat.
âWhen we saw how well our fans responded to these bars and their post, we knew we had to incorporate them into our classic rainbow,â said Thecla Schaeffer, Director of Marketing at Tony’s. Chocolonely, in a press release. âSo until our Five Sourcing Principles become the industry standard, our Sweet Solution Bars are here to stay. ”
Tony’s Chocolonely is now the largest chocolate brand in the Netherlands and is available in several markets including the United States, England, Germany, Belgium and Scandinavia.
All four candy bars will arrive in colorful Tony’s Chocolonely wrappers and retail for US $ 5.99 at Whole Foods stores across the United States starting this month.
In another corner of the food industry, McDonald’s Japan and Pikachu have teamed up to present a new summer dessert menu “Sweets Trio Fruits-Chu”.