But not everyone realises the impact of chocolate production on the lives, health and wellbeing of the people who farm the cocoa that goes into our chocolate bars.
At Meaning 2017, speaker Ynzo van Zanten told us how the chocolate industry needs to change. He told the story of Dutch brand Tony’s Chocolonely, borne out of a journalist’s quest to do the right thing, and showed us how tasty, high-quality chocolate can be produced with justice, fairness and – importantly – absolutely no slavery.
Since we welcomed Ynzo to the Meaning stage, Tony’s has launched its range in UK. You may have seen them in supermarkets and delicatessens. The flavours can be outlandish, the chunks are famously hard to share – but the chocolate tastes so much better knowing that the people who produce this tasty product are valued, and not exploited. We’re big fans.
So look out look for Tony’s at Meaning 2019. They’re bringing chocolate! Grab a taste, and have a chat about how they are changing an entire industry. What can you learn from their brave, bold and revolutionary approach?