Barry Callebaut Group adds sustainable cocoa and vanilla to portfolio
July 26, 2021 By Bakers Journal
In a step to meeting Barry Callebaut’s 2025 Forever Chocolate goals for sustainable ingredients, the company announced adding fully sustainably sourced cocoa and vanilla across its “better-for-you” portfolio.
The brand’s ‘Better For You’ portfolio includes, but is not limited to, sugar-free, reduced sugar, no sugar added solutions, high-protein, dairy-free, and organic solutions. The better-for-you portfolio has seen high growth and innovation in recent years.
This trend is expected to continue, and this addition provides Barry Callebaut’s North American customers with high-quality sustainable products and supports the industry-wide sustainability ambition. All ‘Better For You’ products will be moving to Cocao Horizons, verified through the Cocoa Horizons Foundation. Other popular cocoa sustainability certification programs will continue to be available.
Citing growing trends of consumers favouring companies making ethical choices that offer a low environmental impact and no child labour, Barry Callebaut brand opted to offer sustainable options to satisfy customers’s health concerns and the planet’s ecology.
Sustainable Cocoa Horizons cocoa and chocolate products are sold by Barry Callebaut with a premium which is used to help improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities. These premiums go to the Cocoa Horizons Foundation to fund cocoa sustainability activities such as farmer coaching and support, cocoa and non-cocoa seedling distribution, and community development in a transparent and externally verified process.
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