I love all kinds of chocolate. I love dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, chocolate with caramel, chocolate with nuts, you make it and I’ll eat it. This company, Tony’s Chocolonely, however has decided to make the delicious desert the right way. Until yesterday I had no idea there was still slavery in the world, and I definitely didn’t know slaves harvested cocoa beans in Ghana and the Ivory Coast to provide me with the sweet treat that I love so much. And to make it worse the slaves harvesting these cocoa beans are children! Can you believe that? It is 2017 and there are still people in the world who are treated like dirt so we can enjoy a small bar of chocolate that only provides a short period of happiness.
That’s why this new chocolate company I’ve discovered is so important. Teun van de Keuken, a Dutch journalist, discovered that large companies in the chocolate industry were buying cocoa from plantations that had child slavery which is unacceptable! He ate twelve chocolate bars and then decided to turn his back on the tainted sweets and created his own chocolate company to combat the cocoa slave industry. So Tony’s Chocolonely was born.
Chocolonely has become the largest Dutch chocolate company in less than ten years, showing that you don’t need child slavery to have a profitable company. And let me tell you, the chocolate is delicious.
First of all the wrapper encasing the sweet treats is golden which is very reminiscent of the golden wrapper in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Secondly the inside of the paper contains a message explaining about the story of the brand and their duty to help children around the world.
The inventive uneven squares in each bar show the inequality in the chocolate industry. And last but not least I have tried two of the seven flavors and they are amazing.
The first one I ate was dark chocolate almond sea salt and it was delectable. There were plenty of almonds and the sea salt was a nice surprise that only enhanced the taste of the chocolate bar. The second flavor was dark chocolate coffee crunch and it was incredible! There was literally a crunch of coffee in every semi-sweet bite. This is the perfect bar to eat with coffee. There are four other flavors that I haven’t tried yet but I know they’re all going to be delicious.
Chocolonely is not only a fantastic Dutch company but last fall they entered the U.S. via Portland. Now you can obtain the delicious chocolate throughout this wonderful country and I am ecstatic. The sweets are so important to the world and so magnificently tasty that they have definitely found a new customer.
And the extra special thing about Chocolonely is their incredibly affordable prices. Their large bars which are six ounces of delicious chocolate are only $4.99 and their small 1.8 ounce bars are $1.99. Yes, the chocolate is very inexpensive. It’s nine days until Mother’s Day and if you would love to give your mother some tasty chocolate get her these amazing chocolate bars in their largest size. She will first of all love the taste plus she’ll love the story behind the wonderful brand.
I’m so pleased to discover a new brand that not only is very, very delicious but is also great for the world. If you see this chocolate at a store you have to try it. This delectable sweet will put a smile on your face for two reasons, it’s delicious and it’s good for the world.
Thank you for reading my post and I hope you’ll try this chocolate. It’s truly worth getting. Have a beautiful day!