Chocolate giant Mondelez, owner of Cadbury and Oreo, has announced the next phase of its Cocoa Life programme, with an additional investment of $600m through 2030, for a total of $1bn since its inception in 2012. The programme’s aim is to secure supply of more sustainable cocoa and tackle the root causes of systemic issues in cocoa, including farm productivity, farmer livelihoods, community development, and helping combat child labour and deforestation. The new investment will help increase the production of sustainable cocoa at scale, in partnership with 300,000 farmers by 2030. In completely unrelated news, cheese brand First Choice, manufactured by Woodlands Dairy, has launched its own marbled cheddar, a variation of white and yellow cheddar, which is growing in popularity worldwide. “Our marbled cheddar looks enticing, creates curiosity, and adds glamour to any cheese platter,” says Marketing Executive for Woodlands Dairy, Marisa Maccaferri.
Comment: Excellent work, both of those businesses. When we first sampled cheddar that was yellow, but also somehow white, we couldn’t believe our tastebuds.