Cocoa Bean Girl
She was known as just Chocolate,
an orphan of Ghanaian
and Brazilian descent
and survivor of the shipwreck Barbados.
She was raised as the Master’s daughter
on a cocoa bean plantation in Ecuador.
Her instincts for creative engineering
introduced blended flavors to the world
never before imagined, finding favor
with candy confectioners and connoisseurs.
After years of industry recognition
her status changed to “overnight sensation”
when by accident she amalgamated
her sweet namesake with peanuts and butter.
may two thousand twelve
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