Not for Lent and not all chocolate. Just wanted to get that clear before I started.
I've been writing an article about Fairtrade chocolate and I am horrified! Did you know that, in spite of a pact signed in 2002 by all the major chocolate manufacturers, there's been no significant progress in ridding the industry of child labour (that in turn encourages trafficking and abuse)?
Children younger than 11 are being sold by their poverty-stricken parents. An able-bodied young man can be bought for as little as £20. They're kept in horrific conditions and beaten if they try to escape.
So it's Fairtrade chocolate for me from now on.
P.S. Jams recommends Green & Black's Milk Chocolate as being 'like manna'. Any other recommendations?