MILLIONS of sweet bars labelled Fairtrade contain none of the ethical chocolate, The Sun can reveal. Britain’s most popular snacks, Nestlé’s KitKat and Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, both have the Fairtrade stamp.
But experts have revealed chocolate from different sources is mixed up in the supply chain BEFORE the bars are produced. It means there is no way of telling if the bar you eat contains Fairtrade cocoa – bought for a fair price from poor farmers.
Ten per cent of the UK chocolate market is now Fairtrade. But Tony Mycock, of suppliers HB Ingredients, said: “The consumer is being misled. It’s a bit like buying free range eggs that turn out not to be.” Cadbury said it was “impracticable” to separate cocoa.
Just when we thought we knew about the controversial side of fair trade, we never expected established manufacturers to stoop this low.