San Churro, if you don't know, make the best hot chocolate in the world. The Azteca is full of chili and very thick hot chocolate goodness. A few weeks ago after a session of indulgence, my friend asked me how my drinking chocolate fit into my chocolate slavery morals when it comes to eating chocolate? I hadn't thought about it. But drinking it, or even cooking with cocoa - it's all part of the same problem.
So... another letter, and another reply:
Firstly, let me thank Read more [...]
Of the emails I sent, Nestle was the first to reply. I didn't realised that they purchase 11% of the global supply of cocoa-that's massive! Read their correspondence for yourself below if you wish. While I haven't heard of UTZ certification, I have to say at least they replied, and the site www.thecocoaplan.com clearly tells me one thing: CORPORATIONS DO HEAR US.
Of course, their care for the consumer comes only relative to the care for the shareholders - who in order to get profit require that Read more [...]
Didn't they abolish slavery a couple of hundred years ago? Well no - it continues... and it continues such to provide the "haves" with what (in my opinion) is the most delicious tasting delightful experience of all my being: chocolate.
In my opinion there is NOTHING worse than physical slavery and nothing better than chocolate, and so I face the greatest polarity in my world: the best and worse wrapped into a block of bitter sweetness.
Can you believe that in today's day and age some humans Read more [...]
I emailed Lindt a year ago and pretty much got a 'no comment' response but I emailed them again today and got a response already and guess what?! They DO NOT GET THEIR COCOA BEANS FROM THE IVORY COAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They do not use slave labour!!! Hip hip horray!!!
This is EXTREMELY good news seeing as I have boycotted my favourite chocolate for an entire year, and now I can go to the supermarket and get CHILLI DARK LINDT CHOCOLATE AGAIN! WAHOOOOOOO!!!!
I know this sounds over-the-top but Read more [...]