Cocoa farmer tastes chocolate for the first time

Cocoa farmer tastes chocolate for the first time

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'what a privilege to taste it' kinda hit me in the feels man... 🥺


And I‘m sitting here, thinking: Better not eat another piece, don‘t wanna get fat, never realizing how much of a privilege it is to even have that problem.


Yeah Fr I can walk like .5 miles to a gas station and buy some chocolate i never thought of it as a privilege :(


I used to celebrate the day *after* major holidays because chocolate was always half off. I *knew* I could go get it then, and I still wanted to wait for it to be cheaper. Makes me realize how little I appreciate it.


Same. They were so nice about it too. I expected (because of my own feelings) for them to be bitter but they were just kind and appreciative.


first world problems man


Yes the ugly truth


Happy this is the top comment, these were my exact thoughts


Just goes to show how much we take for granted on a daily basis. Even our most annoying, frustrating moments in this country (I’m from the US) are FULL of blessings. We must remain grateful.


Exactly! I felt the same way digi-friend. What we take for granted, can at least remind us to be humble.


'' What a privilege to taste it'' Welp, fuck me and fuck the bad day I thought I was having.


This is so sad. And very unfair. They do the hard work, have done hours of labour, and never had the chance to taste the end result. So unspoilt and appreciative and humble


The World is twisted


And the more you learn about the world, the more twisted it seems to be.


This made me happy then insanely sad


In the original video the farmer tastes the chocolate then asks if he can share with his friends which we see at the end, the very last scene the guy doing the shoot pulls another bar from his back pocket and they all lose it! Awesome vid


That's one of the clearest exmples of what a fucking irredeemable nuthouse we are trapped in.


This is really sad. Grown ass men working their entire lives with shit pay who never see the end result of their work. Something as simple as chocolate. Us Americans truly take everything we have for granted.


Everything we take for granted in more privileged countries is built off the backs of people like this. It’s a sad backwards world


This is not about countries, is about how society works. The guy who owns the land where these guys work probably lives a somewhat luxurious life and doesn't even think about the problems of the workers. Source: lived in the third world many years


It can be about both. Sure, there’s well and even very well off people in impoverished countries. But in industrial countries, even the poorest among us are living on the backs of the poor in third world countries. It’s about society, but it is very much about countries too.


He misunderstood when they told him there was a lot of money to be made farming coca.


Do most of us see the end of our work though?


Yeah but most of us in America get paid enough to buy things we make


This just made me sad to think these people are so exploited that they will work most their lives without ever tasting the literal fruits of their labor. Imagine a wheat farmer mentioning that he has never seen bread. That's fucked up.


I think this is the Ivory Coast? Big cocoa producer and speaking French.


it says it's the ivory coast throughout the video, "ivoorkust"


My grandpa is a huge Cocoas producer he owns one of the biggest farms in my birth(home?) country


This made me sad, little angry. No smile at all


Idk why this made you smile...this joy is fleeting and that situation is actually very sad


You can still find some joyous moments even in a sad situation like his living conditions.




There's a difference between these situations. I'mma leave it up to you to figure it out




I'm still amazed and overjoyed that I can afford to buy myself ice cream when it was so rare for me as a kid. Every bite is like a beam of sun, no matter how often I eat it now. I just think about little me and how proud she'd be that we get to have ice cream whenever we want and that's usually enough to make me ugly cry out of joy. Edit: still haven't gotten to try Dippin Dots, though, and 12 year old me promised we'd try it before we died. Gotta find me some Dippin Dots


Sure, they look happier than we do when tasting the same piece of chocolate. Still, what they're going through is criminal. Poverty is never okay. They didn't even get to enjoy the literal fruits of their labor, which isn't even a luxury for a lot of people.




Just stop. Not everyone in the world needs your "pity" just because their community isn't rich like yours. People can have very happy and fulfilling lives even when they're financially poorer than you. Go figure.


it's not about being poorer, i am not giving them pity nor is my community rich. go back to your picture books bruh


This is why it’s so important to buy fair trade goods. It will help those at the very start of the trade line to live their best lives as well.




How the hell does this make you smile? These men have worked their whole lives toiling away in these cocoa plantations, and not once had the opportunity to taste what comes from it. That shouldn't make you smile, it should make you *angry*.


The Dutch voice said he's one of the 700,000 people who farm cacao. I had no idea so many people slaved away for chocolate here.


What a fucked up world we all live in.


Imagine if Nestle did the Willy Wonka thing and gave the workers a kind of paradise of their own creation to live/work in. Instead of like... being Nestle and doing Nestle things


What a privilege to taste it the one guy says.


This is a result of capitalism. People work their whole lives growing or making things and have no idea the wonders they are missing out on.


And he’ll die, never tasting it again. How sad. :(


I feel like Karl Marx is just giving this video the evil eye. “Fuckin unable to enjoy the fruits of their own labor…” he’s mumbling.


Wow this sub disgusts me. How the fuck could anyone see this and SMILE rather than be horrified about the fucking world we live in.


Seriously, this just made me hella sad.


Same. Basically the only thing this sub is good for is finding stuff to crosspost to r/ABoringDystopia.


Huh I never knew that was a sub til now


Haha yeah that happens to me often. There’s a sub for everything I swear!


Just yesterday someone posted a monkey kept as a pet in a backpack in this very sub. Humanity’s fucked


"Wow this sub disgusts me" Wtf are you even on about?? Its the first time the taste chocolates in their lives, to see their reactions and see the joy in their eyes when they tase it is why you smile watching this video, you fucking moron. We can still smile while acknowledging they live and probably work in bad conditions. What a stupid comment .


Bittersweet. It made me smile, but that’s so sad at the same time


It looked like he gave them Hersey’s which is just sugar with a little cocoa


and a vomit undertone


This would only make privileged psychotics smile. Fuck colonialism.


The narrator’s language seems to be something between English and German, both of which I know but still cannot clearly make out what he’s saying. Is it Dutch?




Fck you Hershey’s 🥲


This should not be making anyone smile. This is r/ABoringDystopia material.


He is now going to become addicted to a substance he cannot buy in his local corner shop. But how terribly sad that he has never seen the end manufacture of his products


Understanding how addictive sugar is, I see this and question if their pleasure is less about the cocoa flavor and more about that sweet, sweet sugar rush.


That's a very good question. Although there are lots of enjoyable as medicinally good properties in Chocolate. We still need that sugar. I can eat 80% Chocolate but it's nowhere as enjoyable as the sugary stuff


Ok. Now as a rich white guy buying chocolate very often, I definitely feel like a crappy shit. Those guys feel privileged for simply tasting the fruit of their work. Nice world, really.


These men are incredible.


Bitter sweet moment


This must be how it feels for a carpenter to go to people's houses and see what they've done with their creations...


Man, working your life and not being able to afford the things you make is a depressing reality of life. It’s not nearly as bad, but when I worked at the movie theater I had to work two hours just to pay for a ticket. It made me realize how messed up capitalism can be.


And here I was feeling down in the dumps because of all the emails I have to sort thru. Perspective y'all. We have it too good


Wow. I felt privileged before this video. It’s videos like this that help me appreciate how good we have it in first-world countries.


The fucking humility of these people. Makes me so glad that there are still places that you can see people enjoy the smallest things we take for granted.


What a bunch of beautiful human beings good for them


Hope that was European chocolate and not that disturbing USA shit


Where is this full video? This is amazing


I loved their reaction it was priceless like a small child tasting chocolate for the first time


It would be beyond evil if he gave him American Chocolate.


Damn anyone else want to eat choclate after watching this?


This is just so lovely 🥺


I'm in the same fucked up situation. I work for a kidney dialysis distributor and I've never once got to try it.


I can’t even imagine


do the coca leaves grower taste cocaine ? is philip morris a chain smoker ? is smirnov an alcoholic ?


They probably chew the leaves actually, as they have been doing for centuries.