Would You Pay $21 For A Carbon Neutral Chocolate Bar?

More pure idiocy from the Warmists, but, they get to feel good and think they are “Doing Something” to save Gaia from catching on fire in some year way down the road (via Junk Science)

(Guardian) Which ticks more ethical boxes? Fairtrade organic olive oil from the Palestinian territories? Or organic chocolate grown by a co-operative of Grenadian peasant farmers on a solar-powered farm and transported to Europe from the Caribbean in a sailing ship with no engines?

The olive oil sells for £8.50 for a 500ml bottle, but the first 24,000 bars of “handpressed, single-estate, vanilla-free, vintage rootstock, grown-with-a-windward aspect” chocolate in the world arrives in Portsmouth next week – winds permitting – on the Tres Hombres, a 32-tonne square-rigged wooden sailing cargo ship.

The environmental impact of growing, processing and transporting the chocolate is said to be minimal, but the retail price for the food billed to taste of fruit, tobacco and grass is eye-watering….

That doesn’t actually sound like it tastes very good, does it? Especially because

A 100g bar of Gru Grococo will sell at an introductory price of £12.95, but if bought while still at sea will cost £60 for six bars – the equivalent of around £1.50 a mouthful.

That “introductory price” equates to almost $21 US for what is about the size of 2 Hershey bars. Which would cost you around $2 or less. And won’t taste like fruit, tobacco, and grass.

“This is only a beginning. The next step is to build a much larger sail-powered cargo ship, a 3,000 tonne EcoLiner equipped for container traffic and fully competitive with the oil guzzling competitors”, says Fairtransport director Jorne Langelaan. “We want to re-establish sailing ships as a natural alternative to an anti-ecological culture. We want to see a revival of the great age of sail, as a means of Fair transport for cargo around the Atlantic”.

Yes, Warmists do want to take us back to what life was like centuries ago. Hey, how many trees are killed to make these ships? As one person points out

“Carbon neutral”? So, how was the ship built and with what materials other than wood? Any steel or other refined metals in it. (According to one site, the framing is steel.) And the tools to build it – any steel or other refined metals? Screws, bolts, or nails holding it together? Metal in the blocks? Copper or other metallic sheathing of the hull? Hinges on the rudder? Navigation aids? Radio? Generator? Nav or other lights? Electrical cabling? Cooking equipment? Cooking fuel? Synthetic lines in the rigging? Even if the masts are wood, there’s bound to be metal reinforcement. (From the pix, they look like steel.) Paint, sealants, and other coatings to protect the wood and other surfaces from the elements? Any plastics? Are the sails canvas (or are they dacron/nylon)? ALL of these materials overwhelmingly contain carbon or carbon was oxidized to find, refine, and make them.

And then there is the environmental cost of the solar panels. But, hey, I bet the 1% in England loves their “fair trade carbon neutral” chocolate.

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5 Responses to “Would You Pay $21 For A Carbon Neutral Chocolate Bar?”

  1. “The next step is to build a much larger sail-powered cargo ship, a 3,000 tonne EcoLiner equipped for container traffic and fully competitive with the oil guzzling competitors…We want to re-establish sailing ships as a natural alternative to an anti-ecological culture. We want to see a revival of the great age of sail, as a means of Fair transport for cargo around the Atlantic”

    Don’t know if you were witness to that weird 400+post go-around with our gadfly warmist…if not, you’ve probably noticed this warmist habit anyway, aptly represented in the quote up above:

    It is creepy the way they talk about future events with unquestioning certainty, as if they have taken place in the past. Creepy and weird. Especially when they get into the details about who’s going to be forced to do what, how badly they don’t wanna, what circumstances will force them to do it anyway…who’s gonna write the treaty, who’s gonna sign it…

    They want to see a revival of the great age of sail? That’s just swell. You know what they say about who wants ice water…

  2. Gumball_Brains says:

    who is going to be the bilge pumper? who is going to be the swabbie? Who will be willing to risk scabies, dysentery, food poisoning, botulism,etc? Riding on a ship with no power for weeks on end doesn’t sound anywhere appealing.

    I tell ya what, I’ll take a $2 chocolate bar attained from the nearest grocery store, stored in my A/C cooled house, and eaten in my living room while watching a NFL game on TV any day.

  3. It is creepy the way they talk about future events with unquestioning certainty, as if they have taken place in the past. Creepy and weird.

    It is. And even weirder, they are unable to use their super computer models to predict what will happen in the now and near future.

    Sorry, GB, the NFL is a barbaric game which releases way to much CO2 by using way to much power, so, it must be banned.

  4. Gumball_Brains says:

    Sorry, GB, the NFL is a barbaric game… , so, it must be banned.

    NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WWWWWWHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYY?!??!??!?!!?!

    OMG! It’s worse than we thought!

    Oh well, if the Socialist and Left and Hollywood elite can have their massive ecology-destroying movies, their atmosphere-destroying jet-flying lifestyles, the multi-tens of millions mansions (several of them in some cases) that use more resources than their fare share, their cross-oceanic vacations every month, slaves awaiting their every need and want, and their incessant pandering and lobbying of the political Left, then we can have the NFL!

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