Tony’s Chocolonely joins with Favored Nations for US VOTE chocolate bars
With the hugely-critical US general election just two weeks away, non-profit organisation Favored Nations has helped create VOTE chocolate bars with ethical brand Tony’s Chocolonely, reports Neill Barston.
As the company explained, the bars will debut at Favored Nations’ “Fu*k this, I’m Voting” event, a 10-day nonpartisan art exhibition and sensory immersive experience dedicated to voting in Los Angeles, CA, US.
Favored nations was recently established to help support philanthropic causes including the Black Lives Matter campaign, with US actor and activist Noah Centineo being a co-founder of the enterprise, which includes a line of clothing designed to appeal to younger ‘generation z’ consumers whom they believe will be their core audience.
The sweet come in five flavours – Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt, and Dark Milk Pretzel Toffee – with a goal of maximising voter turnout and increasing election awareness. Now more than ever, Favored Nations and Tony’s understand the importance of educating and encouraging Gen Z and millennial participation in democracy. The bar range is available online from shop.favorednations.org
Confectionery Production recently reported that Tony’s Chocolonely has been involved in supporting other democracy participation events in the US, believing that it is vitally important that citizens are registered and have the full opportunity to express their choices on election day, November 3.
This year’s contest, between Republican President Donald Trump and his rival, Democrat Joe Biden, has been hugely impacted by the coronavirus – which the president himself recently contracted.
Surrounding his diagnosis, he has led claims that there may potentially be ‘widespread voter fraud’ through the use of mail-in voting. As a number of trusted news outlets have confirmed, there is no specific evidence of this previously having been a problem, with the President and members of his inner team having voted by mail on previous occasions themselves.