Lecture on the history of chocolate

If you can't imagine life without chocolate, you're lucky you weren't born until the XNUMXth century. Until that time, chocolate existed only in a liquid form, completely different from what we know.

The more popular this product became, the more it was produced to meet the demand. However, not everyone knows that many of the plantations throughout West Africa that supply cocoa to Western companies use slave and child labor. This is a complex problem that persists despite the efforts of large chocolate companies to partner with African countries to reduce child and forced labor.

Thanks to the powerful power of advertising, chocolate continues to be associated with something sensual, decadent and forbidden. However, knowing more about its fascinating and often violent history, and about the production of chocolate today, we learn where these associations come from and what they hide.


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