Dutch chocolate brand, Tony's Chocolonely, and Scottish craft brewer, BrewDog, have collaborated on a project fusing chocolate with beer. With Tony's' focus on ethical chocolate and BrewDog's philosophy of sustainability, the two visions have combined to create a White Chocolate and Raspberry IPA.
Chocolate fans might recognise the inspiration for the drink from Tony’s White Chocolate Raspberry And Popping Candy Bar, which is clad in a bright pink wrapper. The design of the can mimics this, coining the phrase "Tony’s Hopolonely" in the process.
The bold 5.7% India pale ale delivers a blend of sweet and sharp fruit notes, with a milkshake mouth feel. According to the tasting notes, the nose is sweet with a hit of sharp raspberries and hints of milky chocolate.
It's not just about taste though. BrewDog has committed to make a donation to The Chocolonely Foundation, which supports projects to improve the lives of cocoa communities in West Africa, for every can sold.
BrewDog - which famously produced ALD IPA in response to a bizarre social media exchange with discount supermarket brand, Aldi - started life in 2007, with a mission to unite passionate craft beer lovers. From humble beginnings, BrewDog now operates 102 bars across the globe and exports to over 60 countries. It even has a brewery in Ohio in the United States of America.
Last year, BrewDog became the first carbon negative brewery in the world and became a certified B-Corp earlier this year. Tony’s Chocolonely, a fellow certified B-Corp, is a Fairtrade-certified chocolate brand from the Netherlands, founded by three journalists in 2005. It sheds light on the inequalities in the chocolate industry and seeks to make 100% slave-free the norm in chocolate.
Tony's Chocolonely Chocolate 180g Mix Hamper Perfect Gift For All Occassions
Delicious Tony Chocolonely Chocolate. Chocolate bars from the Netherlands.
Tony's Chocolonely Milk Chocolate with Caramel and Biscuit Pieces, 180G Bar
120 fairly traded cocoa beans in every bar, with every bite you participate in our mission.
Tony's Chocolonely Milk Chocolate Bar Perfect Gift For All Occassions
Tony's Chocolonely Milk Chocolate Bar.
Tony's Chocolonely Rainbow Tasting Pack - 6 x 288g- Small Chocolate Bars
Cocoa solids: 70% and 51% (dark chocolate), 32% (milk chocolate) minimum. Made in Belgium.
Limited-edition four-packs of 330ml cans are available to purchase online from the BrewDog online shop (£5.95 for four cans; or £16.95 for 12 cans, plus delivery).
Remember to drink responsibly.
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