"Hazelnut issue"

The Tony’s family continues to grow with a new milk hazelnut bar from Turkey.

EenVandaag (a Dutch current affairs program) reprimands Tony’s because child labor is a regular occurrence in the hazelnut production in Turkey. This means that Tony Chocolonely switches to a Dutch hazelnut producer from 2010 on. To prevent issues like this one, Tony Chocolonely has made up its own rules regarding slave free chocolate..

EenVandaag (a Dutch current affairs program) reprimands Tony’s because child labor is a regular occurrence in the hazelnut production in Turkey. This means that Tony Chocolonely switches to a Dutch hazelnut producer from 2010 on. To prevent issues like this one, Tony Chocolonely has made up its own rules regarding slave free chocolate..

Tony's Rules

  • 1. Traceable beans

    All cocoa beans used by Tony’s Chocolonely are traceable. Sounds logical, right? It isn’t, it’s quite special. Most chocolate brands have no idea where their beans come from. They just buy from a trader and they don’t know the famers.

  • 2. Strong farmers

    Tony’s tries to help cooperatives where they can work together, in order to become much more stronger. Think of training and schooling, in leaderschip, governance or English.

  • 3. Higher price

    Tony’s pays farmers extra money, an extra premium for the cocoa beans. So the farmers get money, the Fairtrade premium and the Tony’s Chocolonely premium. With this money, the farmer can earn a living wage and provide for his family.

  • 4. Better quality and productivity

    Tony’s helps the farmer to get more and better quality cocoa beans. A lot of cocoa farmers produce less beans than they could, missing income. Experts will help the farmers to maximise their harvests and earnings.

  • 5. Long term commitment

    Tony’s works together with farmers for a minimum of 5 years. This allows for investments and trainings. All farmers can expect a visit from Tony’s a couple of times each year.