The schoggifestival should have taken place at the beginning of April – if Corona hadn’t given us a really big break.
We were all a bit paralyzed for a while when the events and regulations started to overturn. But now we are back. The postponement of the schoggifestival doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t talk about or enjoy chocolate anymore.
Right now the world is practicing social distancing while craft chocolate makers, cocoa processors* and other small cocoa and chocolate businesses are suffering from the downturn in business (more on it in the flash poll from the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute). In addition, the pre-Easter moment when we can call for respect for human rights in cocoa is in danger of being lost. The Schoggifestival team would like to build a bridge and offer a platform to bring together, in a simple way, multi-faceted messages from the world of chocolate.
- Listen to our first podcasts about the chocolate festival and Easter tips.
- Dig through the fine online chocolate assortment of the chocolate festival exhibitors.
- Get an overview of Switzerland and the cocoa in its industrially produced chocolate (a summary from the Schoggifestival ehrundredlich).
- Read about the history and background of abusive child labour in cocoa in this new report (April 2020) from Public Eye.
- Read the Cocoa Barometer documents to find out about current sustainability developments and critical issues in the cocoa sector.
- Watch and listen to the audio-visual messages from the exhibitors* and organisers* who will tell you about the chocolate home office – here at our website or at our
The Schoggifestival ehrundredlich cannot be held as planned on 3 & 4 April 2020. But the chocolate movement has started nevertheless. An input from Andrea and Anja, project managers of the festival.
Tips for fairer Easter with sustainable chocolate from Team Schoggifestival ehrundredlich