Tony's Chocolonely, a company on a mission to make all chocolate worldwide 100% slave-free, introduced two new varieties. White Raspberry Popping Candy is wrapped in bright pink, while Milk Chocolate Honey Almond Nougat is packaged in yellow.
White Raspberry Popping Candy is 28% white chocolate with fruity pieces of raspberry. The bar also contains a generous scoop of popping candy. Milk Chocolate Honey Almond Nougat is 32% milk chocolate. The bar contains sweet nougat made from honey and almonds.
According to the company, most important ingredients for chocolate are cocoa butter, cocoa mass and sugar. White chocolate is made with cocoa butter, and milk and dark chocolate also require cocoa mass. The cocoa mass for Tony's chocolate is 100% traceable with cocoa beans that were purchased directly from partner cooperatives in Ghana and Ivory Coast. Cocoa butter, on the other hand, was available generically with little traceability.
In 2016, Tony’s Chocolonely and the world's largest chocolate maker - Barry Callebaut - signed a partnership agreement. Barry Callebaut has made major changes in the chocolate factory to traceably process Tony’s cocoa butter. They installed a special cocoa butter tank and new pipes especially for Tony’s so traceable cocoa butter could be used in Tony’s chocolate making process.
New bars can be found now at New Seasons, Whole Foods, Stop and Shop, Natural Grocers and many other stores nationwide and online. The suggested retail price is $5.49 per bar.