[UPDATE] People Are Mocking Cadbury For Attempting To 'End Racism' With A Chocolate Bar

Kristin Salaky
Photo credit: Cadbury

From Delish

Update: 8/30/2019 12:36 p.m.

It's been about two weeks since the launch (and quick selling out) of the Cadbury Unity Bar in India but people are just now catching wind of its existence...and many are not thrilled.

Many online criticized Cadbury for seemingly attempting to profit off of the idea of diversity with the Unity Bar and reducing the anti-racism effort to a chocolate bar.

Delish did not immediately hear back from Cadbury's parent company Mondelēz International or Ogilvy, the advertising agency that helped create and market the bar.

Original post: 8/22/2019 11:32 a.m.

Cadbury recently released the “Unity Bar” in India for Independence Day on August 15 as a way to celebrate and shed a light on diversity. The bar is basically four different chocolate bars in one and moves in a gradient from dark chocolate to blended chocolate to milk chocolate to white. There’s no longer a need to buy various chocolate bars, not that I’d judge you for that.

It was made to represent “a rainbow of brown, a giant bouquet of mother tongues, a churring confluence of cultures,” according to Design Taxi.

“India is a diverse country, with people of different castes, creed, languages, regions, religions. Everyone living together, but not always with love,” Ogilvy India, who created the ad, wrote on its website. “Cadbury Dairy Milk, which is loved by everyone, wanted to send a powerful message of unity.”

Ads for the chocolate read “Sweet things happen, when we unite.”

Even if you live in India, you won't be able to grab one of the bars as they sold out pretty quickly, according to The Hill.

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