Pope Francis has said that “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act”.
Cocoa is a key ingredient of chocolate and many children in West Africa are enslaved to pick the cocoa beans. They will never taste the delicious chocolate their slavery helps produce.
Talk with your family, friends or community now about buying only slavery-free chocolate this Easter to ensure no enslaved children were involved in its production.
To buy slavery-free Easter chocolate look for any of these certification symbols (below) on the wrappers: FAIRTRADE, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ. It’s delicious and you can buy it at ALDI, Haigh’s, OXFAM and other leading supermarkets and shops.