Tesco moves to Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa for own brand chocolate

Tesco has announced that the cocoa sourced for its own brand chocolate, including its Easter Eggs, now comes from sustainably managed farms and is sourced as Rainforest Alliance Certified™. The Rainforest Alliance is committed to supporting cocoa-growing communities, helping increase farmer income, safeguarding soils and conserving wildlife. All the supermarket’s products for which Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa is sourced will now carry the Rainforest Alliance cocoa sourcing label. The partnership and certification comes as recent research reveals that demand for sustainable food is high, with nearly 80% of shoppers wanting…

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Asda makes Hops and Dreams come True with Launch of First Free From Chocolate Bunny for Easter

This Easter, Asda is getting the entire nation hopping mad with the introduction of its new Free From Choc Easter Bunny, becoming the first supermarket to introduce a vegan, gluten, wheat and dairy free bunny to the market. With the introduction of the Free From Choc Easter Bunny to its range, Asda is giving those with a gluten or dairy intolerance, or those following a vegan lifestyle, the opportunity to hop on-board this Easter with a cheeky treat they can enjoy – ears and all. The chocolate was created following…

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Co-op announces it’s the first UK retailer to source 100% Fairtrade cocoa.

On 25th February 2017, on the eve of Fairtrade Forthnight, announced that it is to become the first UK retailer to sell and use only Fairtrade cocoa in all of its products. Working in partnership with the Fairtrade Foundation to create a new sourcing model, Co-op has now thrown down the gauntlet to other food retailers calling on them to follow its lead in increasing their commitment to Fairtrade cocoa farmers. Landmark Move The landmark move means that all cocoa in Co-op’s own-brand ranges will be bought entirely through a new retail-ready version…

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