The maker of Cadbury chocolates, Mondelez India has clarified that all the products it manufactures and sells in India are “100% vegetarian”.
Mondelez India was responding to a screenshot shared on Twitter by a consumer, displaying a chocolate variety pack produced by the MNC in Australia, in which the MNC stated: "Please note, if any of our products contain gelatin in the ingredients, the gelatin we use is halal certified and derived from beef."
As consumers reacted strongly to the screenshot, with some even creating a hashtag to boycott Cadbury, the Indian subsidiary of the American foods major, got into action to issue the clarification on the social media platform. Mondelez India said the ‘green dot’ on the wrapper signifies that it’s vegetarian.
“Beware! The screenshot shared in the Tweet is not related to Mondelez/Cadbury products manufactured in India.. As you can well imagine, negative posts like these, damages consumer confidence in our well-respected and loved brands. We request our consumers to please verify facts related to our products before sharing them further,” the company said in its response.
As another chocolate maker, Nestle also got dragged into the tweet chats by some, Nestle India too clarified that its chocolates manufactured in India does not contain animal fat or any non-vegetarian ingredient. “All our chocolates are 100% vegetarian,” said Nestle in a tweet.