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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

First taste of chocolate in Ivory Coast

Even though Ivory Coast is the largest producer and exporter of cocoa bean in the world, which are even made into chocolate, many of their cocoa farmers have never tasted the end product of the hard work they put into growing cocoa beans because they are too poor to afford chocolates. 

The video below shows the reactions of some of these farmers after tasting chocolate for the very first time. One of them even said he didn't know cocoa beans are used in producing chocolates because their parents told them they were used to make wine and so they assumed all their lives that the cocoa beans were used to make imported wine! It is as touching and funny as it is sad, their plight is. Life is often very unreal.


  1. This post generates many mixed feelings. I am touched by the sincerity of the farmers, sad that they are not enlightened yet glad that they are content and happy despite their poverty.

  2. wow i cant believe they didnt know that intresting

    1. Very interesting. I often wonder if their parents also didn't know as well or deliberately told them the wrong end product.

  3. Heard about this video from hubby some months ago, said he watched it on tv. It is quite hilarious but touching at the same time.


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