The Co-operative Food is extending its Fairtrade chocolate range with three indulgent new varieties.
In stores nationwide from 6 April 2013, the additions to the Fairtrade chocolate come from Ghana and the Dominican Republic and comprise: Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Ghanaian Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Sea Salt, Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Ghanaian 70% Dark Chocolate and Fairtrade Honeycomb Chocolate from the Conacado co-operative in the Dominican Republic.
The Co-operative’s new Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Ghanaian Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Sea Salt (100g, £1.65) is a balance of milk chocolate and sea-salted toffee pieces.
According to The Co-operative, dark chocolate lovers will enjoy the Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Ghanaian 70% Dark Chocolate(100g, £1.65), with its intense bitter chocolate flavour.
For those that like a bit of a crunch, The Co-operative’s new Fairtrade Honeycomb Chocolate(100g, £0.99) combines sweet, honeycomb with creamy milk chocolate.
Fairtrade certification means growers in developing countries such as Ghana and the Dominican Republic receive a guaranteed price for their crops, as well as a Fairtrade premium to invest in social projects such as providing clean water and improved medical facilities. The Co-operative, which claims to be the only retailer to have converted its entire own-brand block chocolate to Fairtrade, also provides additional support and development funding for its Fairtrade cocoa growers.
Additionally, The Co-operative said it has given many of its classic Fairtrade chocolate bar products a fabulous new look.