John Wilhelm fears that rivals like Cadbury and other companies from America or Germany will gain too much control over supplies of cocoa. Frank Rowntree and J. Bowes Morrell make a long trip to the West Indies, to investigate the possibility of establishing cocoa plantations.
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@ChocolateLoveTO@jrf_uk@jrct_uk@JRRT1904 Thank you. We recognise this too. It has always been clear that the company operated during the period of colonialism, but this can also feel like new info. Catherine Hall's descriptions of 'knowing and not knowing' & 'turning a blind eye' feel helpful in capturing this duality.