All-Natural Dark, Milk, & White Chocolate from Tony’s Chocolonely
On a mission to make chocolate 100% slave-free, Tony’s Chocolonely also produces delicious chocolate bars in several different sizes. Using an all-natural recipe, the company makes both small bars that are handy for a quick, refreshing bite to eat and big bars that address a serious chocolate craving. Their bars include milk chocolate types that are around 32% cocoa, dark milk bars at 42%, and extra dark chocolate with 70% cocoa. In short, they make chocolate bars for every mood and preference.
Tony’s Chocolonely Produces Ethically-Sourced Chocolate with a 5-Rule Plan
Tony’s Chocolonely fights back against the corporate chocolate giants pay very low cocoa prices. Low prices cause child labor and even slavery in some chocolate producing regions. To make chocolate completely slave-free, Tony’s uses a five rule sourcing plan that helps support more than 5,200 independent small chocolate farmers. They buy only fully traceable beans, using their advanced Beantracker. They also pay a fair price for their beans. They also work with farmers’ cooperatives, use the same farmers’ services for at least 5 years, and expect the farmers to do their part by supplying high quality cocoa.
Teun van de Keuken’s journey from Chocolate Criminal to Slave-Free Chocolatier
After discovering the conditions in chocolate producing areas of West Africa in 2003, Dutch journalist Teun van de Keuken turned himself in as a “chocolate criminal” to bring attention to the situation. Soon, however, he decided this stunt wasn’t enough – he took concrete action by founding Tony’s Chocolonely in 2005 with his first 5,000 fair trade chocolate bars. Though he made 5,000, people placed orders for 13,000, showing him the demand for ethical chocolate was real and strong. In the years since, he’s worked tirelessly to make his dream of slave-free chocolate a full reality – and supplied more than 36 million bars of deliciousness.