31 Mar '18, 10pm

Why we need to pay more for chocolate

Why we need to pay more for chocolate

Unless we start paying cacao farmers more, we could be inadvertently contributing to the end of chocolate as we know it. Fifty-eight million pounds of chocolate will be sold to American customers in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day. Interestingly, most buyers will be men; the week prior to February 14 is the only time during the year when men overtake women as primary chocolate buyers. Regardless of your opinion on this Hallmark holiday, it’s undeniable that chocolate plays an important part. We love it and long for it, a symbol of both romantic and parental love. Now, imagine a world without chocolate, where it was impossible to buy a sweet, tasty bar to savor or dark powder to stir into steaming milk. Unfortunately, this is a very real possibility. The chocolate market is unstable for a number of reasons, as explained by Gastropod hosts Nicola Twilley and Cynthia ...

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