Here I am, at my desk, nibbling on a chunk of Lindt chocolate, blogging about chocolate. I must admit that I’ve learned a lot about chocolate so far. I also had a lot of fun running around, finding chocolate shops and sampling various treats in Canada’s capital. I’ve never eaten so much chocolate in such a short period in my life.
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Confessions of a chronic chocoholic and a look into the world's greatest invention.
Lara Vaarré is the owner of Truffle Treasures, a chocolate business located in Ottawa, Ontario. She is highly respected, and has won numerous awards for her superior chocolate. In addition, she has travelled all over the world to learn about how chocolate is made. Vaarré has opened up two shops, one in Westboro Village, and the other in the Glebe, on Bank Street. She spends her days surrounded in her chocolate treasures.
Why do I write? This is a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. It’s not always easy to get words down on the page. Sometimes it’s downright impossible.
Many people today are not aware that chocolate is usually produced under poor labour conditions. The fact is that it costs a lot to produce a small amount of cocoa, and the selling price doesn’t always cover the price of production. As a result, employees are exploited and given inadequate wages. This is where Fair Trade steps in.
One thing this book did for me was make me think about what would happen if the Internet ceased to exist one day. Millions of people would lose their jobs, and there would be a world-wide depression. Our world has become so reliant so quickly on such a fragile thing, which is more than a little scary.