Child slaves may have made your chocolate. According to the television programme, Slavery, made for the BBC by Kate Blewett and Brian Woods of True Vision, thousands of children in Central and West Africa are being stolen from their parents, shipped to the Ivory Coast and sold as slaves to cocoa farmers.
These children earn no money for their work, and are barely fed. They are beaten if they try to escape, and most will never see their families again. Nearly 50% of the world's cocoa supply is grown in the Ivory Coast.
Check out these links about Slave Chocolate:
Here is one company that produces slavery-free chocolate:
You can get their products at Walgreens, Whole Foods Market or on their website.