Easter: faced with the health scandal at Kinder, the French rush to chocolate makers

Easter: faced with the health scandal at Kinder, the French rush to chocolate makers

Sanitary problems that benefit artisans. After the scandal of cases of salmonellosis detected in Kinder products, the French are wary when buying their Easter sweets. A feeling that translates into queues in front of the shops of some chocolate artisans, a boon for this sector which achieves 30% of its turnover at Easter.

“We had people who had bought Kinder and who ended up throwing it in the trash”

“We had people who had bought Kinder and ended up throwing it in the trash.” Yvan Delavaux hurries on, smiling. And for good reason: the shop of this artisan chocolate maker is always full as Easter approaches. A new health scandal that has had the effect of a click among customers, according to this specialist. “They go to small local artisans to seek quality.” And you don’t have to go far to confirm the intuition of this craftsman based in Lamorlaye, in the Oise.

“Really celebrate Easter as it should be”

In her shop, Evelyne, 65, came to stock up on chocolates, “white for my little girl, milk for my little boy”. And for her, there is no question of going to a supermarket. “I wanted to take all the necessary precautions to really celebrate Easter as it should be,” she explains at the microphone of Europe 1, the bags filled with gour.

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