Swiss chocolate manufacturer Goldkenn has underlined its intention to help the plight of African elephants through the launch of a new tin of chocolate treats.

The 130g Amarula Chocolate Delights contains Swiss milk chocolates filled with Amarula cream liqueur-flavoured ganache and joins the brand’s 100g Amarula Liquor Bar. Goldkenn said the chocolates contain UTZ-certified cocoa and cacao butter instead of palm oil. All royalties from the range are donated to the Amarula Trust.

Confectionery meets conservation: Goldkenn and Amarula join forces in the battle to save the African elephants.

Distell’s Amarula cream liqueur brand formed the trust in 2002. Last year Amarula won a 2017 African Leaders 4 Change Award for its efforts in conserving and protecting the African elephant through the organisation.

Amarula was recognised for its #DontLetThemDisappear campaign [see video below]. One elephant is lost every 15 minutes to ivory poaching in Africa – the campaign aims to raise global awareness of the African elephant’s plight.

The Amarula Trust also emphasises the role of the Marula tree which bears fruit only once a year and is a source of food for the elephants, as well as a key ingredient in the Amarula liqueur and Goldkenn Amarula range.

Goldkenn products carry a Swiss Made label. The brand collaborates with a number of spirits and liqueur brands including Jack Daniel’s, Rémy Martin, Cointreau, Famous Grouse, Captain Morgan and Amarula.