Around the world with a single chocolate bar
Very good dive into some specifics RE brands to trust. This is appreciated. I note that something like 6 of the 8 folks so far have mentioned more equitable supply chains; that's very encouraging.
Mikey, it is great to see you working here with Birgitte, and vice versa!
I've recently become aware of Toney's and had wondered about it. Is it significantly better than its competitor or is it all just marketing?
Toney’s wtf?! You lied to me!
Thanks for this education, Birgitte - had no idea that Toney’s wasn’t delivering on its promises. As you say it’s marketing has raised the conversation as it was through them I first understood the problem of Slave Chocolate, but it’s very disappointing to learn they haven’t followed through on their mission.
Thanks for asking me to be a part of your tour, and thanks for the lovely words about the newsletter! Very kind of you!
Hey funny tie in, there is an actual craft chocolate maker here, Mackenzies stack is The Next Batch, it’s a highly regarded school for everything cacao, she has been a big originator in the field and outspoken about the issues you discuss here, and her chocolate which is like the most delicious and innovative ever is called MAP Chocolate. Thanks for what you are doing here.
You were very diplomatic around the conversation regarding Toney's. Well done.