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Published on August 1st, 2014 | by Becky Striepe


Watch These Cocoa Farmers Try Chocolate for the First Time

Watch These Cocoa Farmers Taste Chocolate for the First Time

The workers who harvest cocoa crops can’t afford the luxury of buying a chocolate bar. Watch this bittersweet video where cocoa farmers try chocolate for the first time.

We talk a lot about the chocolate industry in this space. It’s easy to forget that chocolate is a first-world luxury. Workers on cocoa farms make pennies an hour and can’t even afford the chocolate they help produce.

This touching video highlights the inequality between first-world consumers and the third-world workers who produce so much of our food. These cocoa farm workers have harvested cocoa beans for years and never tasted a chocolate bar.

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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