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    The author that gave us chocolate rivers and a bubble gum that offers a three course dinner was not without controversy. Some have claimed that Roald Dahl, the author of the famous book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was racist because of his portrayal of the infamous Oopa Loompas. His depiction of the 'Oopa Loompas' created a storm of controversy that the original book was revised and the movie script was rewritten to provide viewers with a more 'politically correct' version of these loveable workers. The book paints a picture of Willy Wonka's helpers as African pygmies, working for a wage of cacao beans and singing songs in a war-like daze. Whereas the movie version, changes their dark skin to orange and dyes their hair green.

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    Semisweet and Choco-locate featured in the Toronto Star

    chocolocateteam — 5 years ago

    App and documentary help chocolate fans get an ethical fix

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    Chocolate may be our most accessible vice. Unlike caffeine, nicotine, alcohol or sex, it is the fix we can buy, store, transport and consume anywhere, all day long. But most of the chocolate available to us is bad, gastronomically and morally. The average candy bar contains so much sugar, artificial flavours and preservatives, it resembles a tube of chap stick more than chocolate. And like the majority of the world’s chocolate, it likely comes from West Africa, harvested by children aged 9 to 16.

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    chocolocateteam — 5 years ago

    Chocolate lovers with android and blackberry phones can now rejoice with the release of the mobile website version of the popular choco-locate app.
    Go to and track down chocolate makers by favourite types: Artisan, Fair Trade, Vegan, Organic or Raw.

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    All the great intuitive features of the choco-locate iPhone app are available such as the scrollable specials, top chocolates from each store and suggested pairings for each listing. Users can rate, review and comment and create their own profiles, which can also be shared on Twitter and Facebook. And for those who just want to browse, cheery descriptions can pass as good ‘research’ before satisfying that chocolate fix before you buy chocolate.

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Choco-locate in the Media

Choco-locate in Ontario Business Report

When award winning filmmaker Lalita Krishna was in Silver Springs, Maryland, pitching PBS on her new documentary "Semi-sweet," she found herself in a mall looking for some of the sweet stuff to take to the meeting. That's when she had a "light-bulb moment" about the perfect "transmedia" extension to her documentary about "the world of chocolate," which she was proposing to shoot at locations in Africa, Europe, the US and Canada. To read more click here.

Semisweet on the Radio

  • Listen to Director Michael Allcock speak about the film on 570 News Kitchener Waterloo click here.

  • Check out Ron and Nadine being interviewed live on Moose FM 93.5 Radio

  • Tune in live on June 6th to Haliburton Radio (Canoe 100.9 FM)

  • Tune in live on June 8th to the CBC's Lang/O'leary show

Semisweet in the Press

Semisweet in the Globe and Mail


'Film tells the not-so-sweet side of chocolate'

What do you think of when you think of chocolate? Decadence? Dieting? An industry rife with exploitation and labour abuses?

Toronto director Michael Allcock offers a peek at the various sides of chocolate in the new documentary Semisweet: Life In Chocolate, airing on TVO on June 6. The film tells four stories – of Ron Obadia and Nadine Artemis, two raw food enthusiasts; of employees who live and work in Hershey, Pa., known as “The Sweetest Place on Earth” and more. To read more click here.

Did you know?

Chocolate is rich in phenolics, the same heart protective antioxidants found in wine. Indulgence? I call it self preservation!

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