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The Rich Dark History Of Chocolate

Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:12:48 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

The Rich Dark History Of Chocolate Halloween is a time for chocolate. Kids and adults gorge on it. A candy industry survey notes three quarters of Americans say chocolate is their favorite Halloween treat. For a holiday with a dark pagan tradition, perhaps that's appropriate, because the history of chocolate is anything but sunny. WGLT's Charlie Schlenker has more with Illinois Wesleyan University Political Scientist William Munro, who teaches a course on "the social history of a candy bar."

Hear Munro talk about other crops that need watching for exploitive conditions of workers.



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