Sugar: Tony’s Chocolonely

Sugar form Europe and Mauritius

Two types of sugar were compared for this study, ‘sugar beet’ from Europe and cane sugar from Mauritius. In addition, True Price calculated the external environmental cots of conventional and biological sugar (for each type).

Biological sugar beet from Europe has the lowest environmental cost of € 0.48, followed by conventional sugar beet at € 0.51. The environmental costs of sugar beet production is approximately 4 times lower than that of cane sugar from Mauritius.

Location:  Europe and Mauritius
Year: 2017
Description: True Price’s report to evaluate the external costs of a chocolate bar required an evaluation of additional ingredients. Therefore, True Price calculated the external environmental costs of sugar, which is one of the main ingredients in Tony’s chocolate bars.
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