Chocolate is my favourite treat by a mile – it’s probably the one sweet I would find really difficult giving up. Especially when its in brownies. There’s nothing like a chocolate brownie to make a rainy day spent in the library better. Just the thought makes my mouth water.
I took a module in Human Rights last semester, and when we got to the week on slavery I was shocked to find out that the chocolate industry is notorious for its human rights violations, especially regarding child slavery and trafficking. My post-library guilty pleasure suddenly became a whole lot guiltier. So I decided to do a bit of research into the cocoa industry to find out if what I’d heard was true and whether there was any way to enjoy a chocolate bar guilt-free.