They bill themselves as "slave-free." Well, aren't chocolate bars slave free in this day and age? I guess not.
Tony's Chocolonely was founded in 2005 by Dutch journalist Teun van de Keukey (Tony) when he discovered the world's largest chocolate companies were buying cocoa from plantations that used child slavery. According to a recent study by Tulane University, more than 2 million children were found in hazardous working conditions in the cocoa production industry in Ghana and the Ivory Coast. After learning these facts, van de Keuken ate 12 chocolate bars and turned himself in to the police as a "chocolate criminal," stating that he had purchased an illegally manufactured product. When the trial didn't result in his conviction, he decided to start a chocolate company, Tony's Chocolonely, a company dedicated to creating a 100 percent slave-free chocolate industry.
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Their mission is to change the industry by making 100 percent slave-free the norm in chocolate. But are the bars good? Well, to start, the bars are really big. They weigh 6 oz. each. And they are not portioned in squares or rectangles. You can snap off a small piece or large piece. Your choice.
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Also in the box were samples of their other flavors. They offer small and large size bars.
The chocolate is delicious, the company mission is great and the packaging will bring a smile to your face. I am glad I learned about Tony's Chocolonely!