Mars is the biggest chocolate manufacturer in the USA and a leader in world chocolate products. Today, your Chocolate Priestess wants to reveal a few interesting pieces of information that have appeared in the news.
First, if you visit this website on Friday mornings (9am Eastern time) you may be able to get a coupon for a free candy bar. I say may because each day there is a limited number of coupons they send out. I used one to the the Snickers Dark that I talked about at the beginning of July.
Second, I informed you, Sisters and Brothers, about Mars moving toward more ecologically sound practices. A few news reports confirm they are moving in this direction by increasing their plans to purchase sustainably grown cacao. They plan to purchase certified cocoa which means it will meet certain standards and require the farmers to use certain practices. Before you get too happy, this other article reveals that this big plan to get certified chocolate has a set date: 2020.
WHAT!? 11 years from now? This is the best they can do? I don't believe so. And if you believe they can speed up their plan to buy more sustainably farmed cocoa visit Mars and let them know what you think here. Then let us know at The Chocolate Cult what you told them please.
The good news is that two big American companies are moving, slowly but at least there is movement toward better agricultural and social practices.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.
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