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All That Chocolate – A Few Thoughts

This post was prompted by the ‘100 Word Challenge’ here, where you will find links to many more responses to the prompt, namely, to write 106 words, including the phrase shown in bold.

In a supermarket the other day, looking at all of that chocolate, I started to wonder about how many people know, or, more importantly, care, about where chocolate comes from. I was reflecting on how, on the one hand, Easter seemed to be turning into more and more of a materialistic affair, yet on the other hand, how hard people in, to use the approved term ‘less economically developed countries’ have to work, for a pittance in return, to grow and harvest the cocoa beans that are the primary ingredient of chocolate. People who consider themselves fortunate if they have a nearby supply of clean water.

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