Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dark Chocolate to blame for comming coco shortage?

Chocolate sales in China are expected to grow but over 50 percent in the next four to five years, and people in the Asia-Pacific region are eating nearly double the amount of chocolate as ten years ago.

   Europe’s huge consumption of chocolate of all kinds is straining growers ability to produce enough coco.

Adding to the problem are two other issues, disease and bad weather. Disease has wiped out the trees in Costa Rica, the bad weather is lowering rainfall in West Africa. The new found preference for dark chocolate isn’t making it any easier on the world’s supply, either. While the average chocolate bar contains about 10 percent cocoa, dark chocolate contains up to 70 percent.coco. 

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/ana-veciana-suarez/article11930324.html#storylink=cpy