Cacao Plantation Workers Try Chocolate for the First Time (Video)

The chart below tells us that the world’s biggest chocolate consumers are Western countries with cold climates.

Credit: Forbes
Credit: Forbes

Cacao, however, requires a tropical climate in order to grow. Here is a map that shows us where cacao is grown:

Photo by Botany Central
Map by Botany Central

The countries that consume chocolate are generally rich. Those that produce it are not. What consequences might that have?

To find out, watch for the next post. This week for chocolate month: The Dark Side of Chocolate.

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