Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?


It is becoming ever clearer that demand for chocolate is comfortably outstripping supply, with chocolate makers Mars and Barry Callebaut issuing warnings over the current deficit.

The numbers are stark. Last year around 70,000 tons more cocoa was eaten than produced, and the two chocolate giants say this could rise to one million tons by 2020, and two millions by 2030. That would represent a 28-fold deficit increase.

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