By Carol Off

Award-winning writer and broadcaster Carol Off finds the attention-grabbing -- and infrequently scary -- tales in the back of our hope for all issues chocolate.

Whether it's a part of a Hallowe'en haul, the contents of a heart-shaped field or simply a sweet bar stashed in a table drawer, chocolate is synonymous with pleasures either basic and extravagant. yet in the back of the candy picture is a protracted heritage of exploitation. within the eighteenth century the eu aristocracy went wild for the Aztec delicacy. In later years, colonial territories have been ravaged and slaves imported in droves as local populations died out below the stress of feeding the world's urge for food for chocolate.

Carol Off lines the origins of the cocoa craze and follows chocolate's evolution less than such overseers as Hershey, Cadbury and Mars. In Côte d'Ivoire, the West African state that produces approximately half the world's cocoa beans, she follows a dismal and hazardous seam of greed. opposed to a backdrop of civil warfare and corruption, desperately terrible farmers interact in appalling practices resembling the indentured servitude of younger boys -- young children who don't even be aware of what chocolate tastes like.

Off exhibits that, with the complicity of Western governments and firms, unethical practices proceed to thrive. sour Chocolate is a social historical past, a passionate investigative account and an eye-opening exposé of the workings of a multi-billion greenback that has institutionalized distress because it served our pleasures.

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