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    Default Chocolate. Do you remember your first time?

    I don't, but I hope it was as joyful as theirs. A nice video showing cocoa farmers tasting chocolate for the first time:
    Cocoa farmers trying chocolate for the first time is a must watch

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    Saw this on Reddit the other day. Amazing!

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    I loved watching that video, but it also made me sad. The Ivory Coast cocoa industry is a mess. It's getting better, but there's still a long way to go.
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    they are very very different kids.

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    First time I had chocolate, I was 9 months old and took it straight out of my mom's mouth!

    Thanks for sharing the video. So much that we take for granted is absolute privilege, inaccessible to most of the world. It's a reminder to be thankful...and to work to change the inequalities in a world where the people who do the most back-breaking work reap the smallest share of the rewards.
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    Wow. That was fascinating.

    Last year, my kids got to pick and sprout little cocoa seeds from the cocoa tree at the USBG. It was cool to smell and see the seed and then watch it sprout. We didn't manage to make it live past sprouting though. I'm sure the conditions were completely wrong.
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    I had seen this linked so many times but finally took the time to watch. Very glad I did. I find the juxtaposition really funny, since most American kids don't have any idea that chocolate is made from beans and then the Africans have no idea what is made from the beans that they grow. I thought the comments of "This must be why the whites are so healthy" were interesting too. I mean obviously to them the fact that white people have more meat on their bones makes them seem healthier, but clearly that isn't the case.

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    M&M's from grandpa when we'd visit. He'd sneak them to us when grandma wasn't watching. Seems like a million years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murphs_mom View Post
    M&M's from grandpa when we'd visit. He'd sneak them to us when grandma wasn't watching. Seems like a million years ago.
    My grandpa put it directly into my bottle. We had a special name for chocolate milk, different times lol.
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    I had teenaged sibs when I was born. I wanted whatever they had so I'm sure it was way early. Mom put Coke in my bottle, too. :/ Explains a few things...

    Thanks for the video. We've been talking a lot about privilege and how difficult it is to understand the day-to-day realities of other cultures. Will be sharing with dd, for sure.
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