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The Dark Side of Chocolate

After a long night of trick-or-treating, I admit I love to scrounge through Norah’s treats for all the twix and baby ruths. Mmm.

But the reality is that most chocolate found at the grocery store has a dark side.

Yes, I did just rain on your Halloween parade.

This Monday, October 24, I’m hosting a free screening of “The Dark Side of Chocolate.”. This documentary explores the production of chocolate and it’s involvement in child trafficking.

Come join me if you’re interested in watching the film. 6pm at Natural Baby. Kids are welcome to join us. There are toys around the store to entertain them.

Last month, I was happy to hear that Mars (maker of my beloved twix) did agree to make one product Fair-trade certified. It will only be sold in the UK. Hershey continues to avoid any sort of fair-trade progress. So much for kisses.

That said, isn’t it weird to acknowledge your company is mostly unethical by agreeing fairly produce one product? How can you not go all or nothing on this one?

The trick-or-treaters who come to my house won’t get chocolate. But I compromised with Scott. They won’t get organic raisins and pretzels like last year.

4 responses »

  1. So I’m curious… what WILL they get? 🙂

    • Good question! We’re still negotiating. Scott want Wonka novelty candy. But Wonka chocolate is not slave-free so I’m conflicted on giving out any of their candy. I want to give out Yummy Earth candy. Their candy is allergen and dye-free. It even fits the Feingold diet. But I seriously doubt Feingolders get to trick-or-treat…

  2. So glad you are doing this! Wish I could join you!

  3. Sorry I couldn’t make it… but, no chocolate given out here – Yummy Earth lollipops!


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