Many people have asked us about the caffeine in chocolate. The darker the chocolate, the more caffeine, but it’s not very much compared to coffee or soda. Let’s start with dark chocolate...
Our view at Parré Chocolat is that most people have no idea where their chocolate is grown. That’s because most of the industry would prefer to not talk about it. About 66% of cocoa comes from Africa where it is extremely difficult to trace the origin of the beans, the child and slave labor practices are horrific and the quality of the beans is commodity grade. The Washington Post has written a high quality investigative story looking into the Child Labor, written by Peter Whoriskey and Rachel Siegel
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