During the time frame of 1450-1750, the Columbian Exchange was at its height of power and influence. Many products were introduced from foreign lands, like animals such as cattle, chickens, and horse, and agriculture such as potatoes, bananas, and avocados. Diseases also became widespread and persisted to distant lands where it wreaked devastation upon the non-immunized people. One such influential product during this time period was the cacao, or more commonly known as chocolate. First discovered and used in the Americas, cacao beans quickly traveled to and became a popular treat in European lands. It was valuable in the New World and even used as a currency by the Aztecs. Only the rich and privileged
People are not prone to agree with one another. If you gather a dozen people together for a dinner party and the subject turns to politics or religion, then there is inevitably going to be an argument. There is one thing, however, that there is a near universal consensus on: chocolate is a wonderful and delicious thing.
The Chocolate War is a novel full of corrupt school spirit while they are fundraising to sell chocolates. There is little difference between teachers and students at Trinity High School because both teachers and students use psychological warfare, fear and manipulation. They both give assignments and punishments and they do not want their corrupt system to be disturbed.
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:39 I was dispatched to a call of a theft in progress at the Safeway store. It was reported that a male suspect had taken an iPad and fled the store into Kah Tai Park, a store employee followed the suspect into the park.
The immediate success of Hershey’s low-cost, high-quality milk chocolate soon caused the company’s owner to consider increasing his production facilities. He decided to build a new chocolate factory amid the gently
It was Friday, we were armed. There was about one hundred of us ready to fight, although not even half of us had even shot a gun before. Most of us had pistols but a few people including myself had fully automatic machine guns. We walked to the fence and stealthily made our way in to ‘The Main’, we were told that ‘The Black Box’ was on the east side of ‘The Main’. We finally reached there, and all we had to do it wait for the scheduled delivery truck to enter the building so we could sneak inside and rescue everyone. We got close to the truck but a bit to close and we were spotted, all we could do was
The Chocolate War is a novel written by Robert Cormier and published in 2014. This book is a young adult novel that tells a story of high school freshman Jerry Renaults. He attends an all boys’ Catholic High School called Trinity and makes the football team after his mom passed away the summer before his freshman year. Jerry throughout the book ponders the question on the poster in his locker: Do I dare disturb the universe? Trinity holds an annual chocolate sale and Jerry refuses to participate in his school's annual candy. When Jerry doesn’t participate in the chocolate sale, he challenges a secret school society called The Vigils. The Vigils is an evil secret society that manipulates people to help protect the universe from harm. His refusal to sell chocolate turns into an all-out war where he has to survive against The Vigils.
I have tried to spread awareness to the corrupt reality of the chocolate industry and encourage consumers in my community to be conscious about what they are buying. Though it may not be in their own self-interest to buy a more expensive chocolate product, it may be to buy one that was not made using the labor of enslaved children.