What's the real cost of chocolate?
February 13th, 2014
09:45 AM ET
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Chocolate is the "food of the gods,” a sweet treat for many across the world, and a booming industry worth an estimated $110 billion a year. But as we unwrap a favorite bar or tuck into a truffle, how many of us take the time to think about where it came from, and who helped in its transformation from the humble cocoa bean?

Click through this interactive to find out more about the real cost of chocolate.

Previously:
Do you put your ethics where your mouth is?
The fair trade chocolate challenge
The bitter truth behind the chocolate in your Easter basket

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Filed under: Chocolate • Dishes • Food Politics • Human Rights • Slavery


soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. lorvil

    very interesting

    February 16, 2014 at 7:02 am |
  2. shawn l

    Its not slave labor if they are being paid.

    February 14, 2014 at 5:38 pm |
  3. Alex

    The REAL cost is child slave labor in Africa that all the major chocolate companies use although they say they don't.

    February 14, 2014 at 11:59 am |
  4. Cruella

    Hey, that totals 90%. You guys cut off the right part of the slide showing 10% marketing.

    February 13, 2014 at 12:49 pm |

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