Not in Harry’s Name

Not in Harry's Name

still of child labor from The Dark Side of Chocolate

Still from ‘The Dark Side of Chocolate’, a documentary about the continued allegations of trafficking of children and child labor in the international chocolate industry.

At the HPA, we are dedicated to making sure that products made using Harry Potter’s name are consistent with the moral character of the Harry Potter book series. Time and again, we see our heroes like Albus Dumbledore and Hermione Granger standing up against injustice and they continue to inspire us to do the same. That’s why we started this campaign after learning about the dark side of the chocolate industry.

Sadly, the cocoa plant is one of the most corrupt agricultural crops in the world because thousands of children in West Africa are forced to labor in the production of cocoa. We got even more bummed out by an independent report that give Harry Potter chocolate an “F” in human rights.

That’s why we’re committed to making sure that all chocolate used by Warner Bros. for Harry Potter merchandise doesn’t use child slavery, and is consistent with Warner Bros.’ own ethical sourcing guidelines. We’ve seen Warner Bros. ethical sourcing guidelines and you know what? They’re great. But here’s the problem. They won’t tell us the source of their cocoa.


We’re trying to keep it simple for them. We know they are a big company with theme parks to build. All we’re asking is that they Show Us the Report and prove that their chocolate isn’t being made using child slavery.

We’ve been working with Walk Free, the global movement to end modern slavery, and over 400,000 people have joined our inquiry.

Please add your voice to our Dumbledore’s Army by going to

Where’s that report Warner Bros.?


Not convinced? Want to learn more?

Some of our amazing Internet friends have made a series videos to help spread word of our campaign. Watch their videos here:



HPA Chocolate FrogsIn the meantime, we’ve proven that Fair Trade Chocolate can be a reality. If we can do it, Warner Bros. can too. That’s right – we made our own chocolate frogs, using Fair Trade chocolate. Complete with a trading card, these chocolate frogs came three to a box (and they were quite delicious, too!). Using La Siembra brand chocolate, manufacturing by Lucky Chocolates and art work by Alec Longstreth, these chocolate frog boxes were perfect for Potter-themed gifting and snacking. Learn More! And keep an eye on our shop, as they may return in the future.