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What Makes Chocolate “Good”?
February 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pmFree
Free Public Lecture and Special Event
Carla D. Martin, Founder and Executive Director, Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute; Lecturer, Harvard University
The social and environmental values underlying artisanal chocolate production have become increasingly important in its marketing. Good taste is paramount, of course, but how does one measure “social goodness,” and what additional value does it add for the consumer? Chocolate makers’ interests often diverge from those of cacao producers, and industry stakeholders have not clearly addressed these concerns. Carla Martin will examine the cacao-chocolate industry and highlight the often-conflicting goals that can create gaps in social and environmental responsibility. The program includes a chocolate tasting. Chocolate samples will also be available for sale.
Advance registration required. This program is recommended for guests over 18 years of age.
Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology and the Harvard Museum of N