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Popular right now: Our top five confectionery and chocolate stories on social media

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Popular right now: Our top five confectionery and chocolate stories on social media

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From Ferrero rebooting Butterfinger in February, to dry weather in Côte d'Ivoire, and a peek behind the Quality Street production line, here we reveal the top five stories trending across our social media channels over the festive period.

1. Ferrero announces plans to relaunch Butterfinger bar in February

The Italian confectioner’s plans to reboot an American classic, focussing on quality ingredients, and a new-look wrapper, created a fair amount of interest on CN’s social media channels this week.

2. Dry weather in Côte d'Ivoire boosts cocoa prices

We started back to work with good news from West Africa about the cocoa crop, which looks to push up prices on the commodities’ market. Our article was widely shared on social media.

3. Guest article: Cocoa market still ‘unethical, unfair’ despite 10 years of sustainability in the industry

An article by independent analyst Laurent Pipitone on how the cocoa and chocolate sector has yet to convince smallholder farmers it is becoming more sustainable is still receiving a lot of heat on Facebook and Twitter.

4. Barry Callebaut publishes latest Forever Chocolate Progress Report

The Swiss chocolate manufacturer latest results from its Forever Chocolate Progress report, claiming to be on target to be 100% sustainable by 2025, is still an article of interest with our followers.

5. BBC goes behind the scenes at Nestlé’s Quality Street factory

The BBC’s ‘Inside the Factory’ Christmas Special looking at how Quality Street is made was also widely shared across our channels over the festive break.

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