BROOKLINE (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - When Abby and Mark Manuel come to Trick-or-Treat at your house on Halloween they'll actually be giving you chocolate and a lesson. The chocolate their handing out is Fair Trade Chocolate and will come with a card that aims to bring awareness about poor working conditions and child labor in many name-brand chocolate factories. It's called Reverse Trick-or-Treating and it's being supported by a company called Equal Exchange.
10 Year old CW would have ate this shit up...literally. Yea I'll sign up for this Fair Trade Chocolate thing, oh sure, I'll hand out this chocolate while collecting other candy on Halloween...Bunch of suckers. Just doubled my candy intake without even visiting a house, I'd one hundred percent pocket the chocolate and ditch the "awareness card" in the recycling bin. Don't try to teach me a lesson on Halloween, I'm a candy capitalist, I'm not here for your socialist lessons.
And I don't know how working in a chocolate factory as a kid can be a bad thing, I saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (even begrudgingly saw that horseshit Tim Burton version), did those Oompah Loompah's look like they were being unfailry treated? They lived in a fantasy land with chocolate rivers, candy walls, Ever Lasting Gobstoppers, and just about every other candy you could imagine...Safe to say they weren't exactly rouging it...Sure all the candy seemed to have turned their skin a color only the most hardcore Guido's could love, but that aside, it looked like they were having a blast...If I was a kid in Columbia I'd take working in Carlos' Chocolate Factory over working in the cocaine processing plant any day of the week.
|Poor working conditions? This place looks awesome!|