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Callebaut switches to sustainable cocoa

Callebaut switches to sustainable cocoa
New 'Growing Great Chocolate' campaign underscores promise of integral quality, from bean to chocolate, and invites artisans to explore the story behind the chocolate they use.

Barry Callebaut's Gourmet brand Callebaut has taken an important step into the future by launching its 'Growing Great Chocolate' campaign that shifts the entire production of the 'Finest Belgian Chocolate' to sustainable cocoa as from May 1, 2012. Callebaut is the preferred partner-chocolate brand for food professionals and craftsmen all over the world. As of today, the chocolate will be made exclusively with sustainable cocoa, which recognizes Callebaut customers' requirements for high-quality chocolate that comes with a guarantee of sustainable cultivation. With the 'Growing Great Chocolate' campaign, Callebaut invites its customers to discover the fascinating story behind their trusted, high-quality chocolate, starting right at the bean.

'Growing Great Chocolate': sharing a story of quality and sustainability
With this new campaign, Callebaut highlights the three most important characteristics of its chocolate, namely the use of sustainably grown cocoa, great taste and great workability, and invites chocolate artisans around the world to explore the exciting story from bean to chocolate behind the 'Finest Belgian Chocolate' they use.

"For Callebaut that thrilling story starts right at the bean", says Pascale Meulemeester, Vice President Global Gourmet Brand Marketing." With 'Growing Great Chocolate' we share with our customers the fascinating story behind our products. And we guarantee them that each bean used for producing this chocolate, comes from a sustainable cultivation."

More and more consumers want to know where their food comes from. They are interested in and eager to find out the story behind the products they buy. Therefore, 'Growing Great Chocolate', also encourages food professionals to share this story of great chocolate with their clients. Through different tools such as booklets, posters, labels and a special app for personalized advertising, Callebaut customers can communicate their choice of sustainable chocolate to their clients. More information on these tools and the campaign can be found on

Great chocolate, today and tomorrow
Through 'Growing Great Chocolate' Callebaut actively supports farmer cooperatives in learning about and adopting innovative and modern agricultural practices, which are offered through farmer training programs in the field. Thus, Callebaut is able to ensure sustainable cocoa cultivation and helps to raise farmer's livelihoods. Moreover, Callebaut also strives to improve the overall quality of life of the cocoa farmers and their families by offering them improved access to health care and education.

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