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Cocoa Farmers Tasting Chocolate for the First Time in their Lives

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The Ivory Coast is the world’s largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans used in the manufacturing of chocolate. As of 2009 they supplied approximately 30% of the cocoa produced in the world [source].

Yet many of the cocoa farmers have never tasted the end result of their labour as a bar of chocolate is far too expensive for the average farmer to afford. In this video we see a number of cocoa farmers tasting chocolate for their very first time.