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Cadburys have withdrawn from Fairtrade scheme, but kept the logo!

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Twogoats Mon 28-Nov-16 21:04:38

I know that IANBU!!!!

How dare they? How very dare they?

Also, Green & Blacks is no longer organic!

I think I know what is firmly OFF my xmas list! angry

EllenJanethickerknickers Mon 28-Nov-16 21:06:34

Another nail in their coffin for me, then. angry

PickAChew Mon 28-Nov-16 21:07:23

Cheeky feckers.

PerspicaciaTick Mon 28-Nov-16 21:08:02

How can they do that?
Why would they want to do that?
How come they are such mahoosive arseholes about everything?

londonrach Mon 28-Nov-16 21:09:54

From memory fair trade is not all in cracked up to be. Correct me if im wrong. Green and blacks is horrible chocolate anyway. Seriously miss the chocolate from the 1980s. Hotel chocolate is another chocolate that unedible (misses point of post). Bring back old terrys chocolate orqnge made in york and old cadburys!!!

londonrach Mon 28-Nov-16 21:11:31

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38137480

WannaBe Mon 28-Nov-16 21:13:03

Fair trade is not all it's cracked up to be anyway as the farmers who sign up to fair trade are forced to sign to them exclusively and are prevented from trading with anyone else iirc.

Agree that green and blacks is revolting anyway but the biggest travesty is that chocolate orange is smaller now.

londonrach Mon 28-Nov-16 21:17:28

Wannabe..i know..in the olden days a chocolate orange would last a month...now i struggle to make it last a couple of hours. Alot smaller and not as tasty. Im willing to do more market research on this!

Arfarfanarf Mon 28-Nov-16 21:17:59

Where in the article does it say they will be keeping the logo after they have withdrawn from the scheme?

Twogoats Mon 28-Nov-16 21:19:03

It was in The Independent (can't link, on phone)

Temporaryname137 Mon 28-Nov-16 21:22:26

www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/cadbury-chocolate-fairtrade-logo-scheme-at-risk-mondelez-international-a7443226.html

Temporaryname137 Mon 28-Nov-16 21:22:45

www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/cadbury-chocolate-fairtrade-logo-scheme-at-risk-mondelez-international-a7443226.html

Twogoats Mon 28-Nov-16 21:23:19

Thanks temporary chocolate

Temporaryname137 Mon 28-Nov-16 21:24:40

sorry, my iPad is being a dick.

I hate mondelez. closing factories and not paying tax and making the chocolate all waxy and not as nice and shrinking bars and not prices, fobbing us off with "improved mouth feel" bollocks... the original Cadbury family must be spinning in their graves.

I won't buy cadbury's now.

KenAdams Mon 28-Nov-16 21:25:14

I've stopped buying chocolate from anywhere but a little independent shop in our town centre. All mass produced stuff tastes horrible now. If you're Leicester way you'll probably know it.

londonrach Mon 28-Nov-16 21:25:42

Dam op i know what a chocolate orange!!

MipMipMip Mon 28-Nov-16 21:41:03

Thanks for sharing this - Cadbury is now banned in this household. Which is agony for me!

ShelaghTurner Mon 28-Nov-16 21:42:52

Shit. That's the nail in their coffin for me too. Can I still eat the cadburys that I already have in the house?

previously1474907171 Mon 28-Nov-16 21:53:03

I won't buy Cadbury. Not only does it taste like crap, it is also harming the future. Just Google Palm Oil free

caroldecker Mon 28-Nov-16 21:54:34

Quote from the BBC article below - the Fairtrade foundation approves as the in-house scheme is better than Fairtrade for the farmers.

As such, Mondelez wants to lead its own sustainability efforts - investing more in areas such as its supply chain, bonuses for farmers, training and climate change prevention.
The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed the move, too, which it says will leave farmers in developing countries like Ghana at least as well off, if not better-off.
"The relationship is not ending, it's changing," says policy and public affairs director Barbara Crowther, pointing out that the Fairtrade Foundation will remain a partner to Cocoa for Life - independently assessing its progress and reporting its findings.

Twogoats Mon 28-Nov-16 22:20:41

Hmmmmm... It sounds fishy.

Arfarfanarf Mon 28-Nov-16 22:26:02

Is this what you are referring to? <br>
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Cocoa Life branding will replace the Fairtrade logo... <br>
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.. .The Fairtradelogo will now be transferred to the back of the products&apos; packaging as a“partner”on the ground that Fairtrade will continue to monitor the company&apos;s work.. <br>
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So - theyre not keeping the logo,&nbsp; they are having the logo of their own scheme where the fairtrade logo was and putting the fairtrade logo on the back,&nbsp; stating it&apos;s a partner. <br>
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Cadbury chocolate tastes like shit and they are really a crap company and i think this move is deeply dodgy but the above from the inde article isnt really the same as ditching the scheme and keeping the logo is it?

Arfarfanarf Mon 28-Nov-16 22:28:31

Oh ffs what happened there?
Should read
Is this what you are referring to?
Cocoa Life branding will replace the Fairtrade logo...

.. .The Fairtradelogo will now be transferred to the back of the product packaging as a“partner”on the ground that Fairtrade will continue to monitor the company's work..

So - they're not keeping the logo - they are having the logo of their own scheme put where the fairtrade logo was and putting the fairtrade logo on the back- stating it's a partner.

Cadbury chocolate tastes like shit and they are really a crap company but the above isnt really the same as ditching the scheme and keeping the logo is it?
??

caroldecker Tue 29-Nov-16 00:24:43

It appears OP is dragging Cadbury's name through the mud despite them doing the right thing.
Not sure what OP's motivation is TBH.

butterfliesandzebras Tue 29-Nov-16 03:14:47

Yeah, according to independent they are keeping the fair trade logo as they have an agreement with fair trade to give farmers a deal 'at least as good as' the fair trade one and are letting fair trade monitor them to ensure they do.

The OPs idea that they are somehow nefariously tricking customers by keeping a logo they are not entitled to is just not true.

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