Why there may not be enough chocolate in the world anymore

October 18, 2014 11:21 PM

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reCALGARY – Canadian chocolate makers and confectioners should take Forrest Gump’s famous words to heart — albeit with one small tweak. The commodity market is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.

Indeed, global chocolate production last year was aided by what Purdys Chocolatier president Peter Higgins calls an unexpectedly good harvest of cocoa beans. That harvest was necessary to satisfy a growing appetite for chocolate in developing countries, where there’s an increasing demand for the del...

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