Daniel Gross of Slate has been over here reporting on the controversial Three Gorges Dam project. And while we can’t say anything too bad about his coverage of that – which, while it reads more like a disgruntled travel piece than actual hardhitting journalism, is generally close enough to what little facts we know about the dam that it makes it impossible for us to nitpick – we were surprised by one of his pronouncements:
Daniel Gross can’t find chocolate bars in China. In fact, he asks WHY he has yet to see a chocolate bar in China.
Hm. Really? Granted, we’re not in Wanzhou, which may be provincial enough to contain a Wal-Mart that doesn’t sell a single chocolate bar (pretty surprising, but whatever). Even so, should Wanzhou actually be chocolate bar free, Daniel could always keep in mind that China’s a large country and maybe head east to Shanghai.
And here, we guarantee, he’ll not only find candy bars at every single convenience store in the city, he’ll also find gourmet chocolate shops, housefuls of desserts and a frickin’ HERSHEYS CHOCOLATE WORLD.
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