Chocolate with a Difference

By Sr. Margaret Hoffman, SND

Photo from Siona Karen,

As Halloween draws near, many of us will be buying chocolate, a lot of chocolate. Unfortunately most chocolate comes with a sad and despicable history of unfair wages, child labor and abuse. I’m not referring to some Dickensonian past, but today!  Don’t take my word for it, do read “Slavery in the Chocolate Industry.”

But don’t despair, fair trade chocolate is available in many stores and, of course, online.

Here are some of our favorites: