Cadbury now 100% sustainably sourced
Just in time for Easter, Cadbury has announced that 100 percent of the cocoa sourced for its Australian-made products comes from 100 percent sustainably-sourced cocoa from the Cocoa Life program. Cocoa Life is Mondelez International’s sustainable cocoa sourcing program which operates across three continents and focuses on making cocoa “right”.
Making it right means tackling the complex challenges that cocoa farmers and their communities face, including climate change, gender inequality, poverty and child labour.
The 10-year, $500 million program is designed to create a thriving cocoa sector. Its holistic approach tackles the root issues cocoa farming communities face through partnership, on-the-ground intervention and innovation, helping cocoa farmers gain knowledge and skills to improve their livelihoods, strengthen their communities, protect and restore forests and inspire the next generation to see cocoa farming as a potential future business of choice.
Cocoa Life partners with 29 suppliers and non-governmental organisations to deliver the program on the ground. By taking a partnership approach, this helps to ensure the program is meeting the individual needs of each cocoa farming community.
Cadbury makes more than 90 percent of the products it sells in Australia at factories in Melbourne and Hobart, as well as operating a dairy in Burnie, Tasmania.
Other top Aussie choc choices to chomp on this Easter
Last year, the famous chocolate brand announced that it is now 100 percent palm-oil free. Darrell Lea also partners with the Cocoa Horizons Foundation, which works to build self-sustaining cocoa farming communities that protect both the environment and children. That means no deforestation and zero child labour.
Founded by Pana Barbounis in Melbourne in 2011, Pana Organic chocolate is made from vegan, organic ingredients and no refined sugar. All ingredients are ethically sourced, all flavours are natural and plant-based, and the chocolate is handmade and hand-packaged.
Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory
Located at a restored flour mill in the rural NSW township of Junee, Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory produces a growing range of certified organic chocolates and other sweet delights. The business is operated by Green Grove Organics, a family-operated, farm-based enterprise that’s been practising organic farming since 1962.
This famous Melbourne chocolate maker has been wowing chocolate-lovers with its artisan chocolates, pralines and truffles for 30 years. The family business is a member of the UTZ cocoa program, which ensures the sustainable and equitable production of cocoa around the world, and also makes a Puddles the Platypus Easter egg, with 25 percent of profits donated to platypus conservation. The business also partnered with Streets to create the Rainforest Alliance certified Golden Gaytime Easter egg, which you can find at Woolies.