I wish that were an exaggeration.
[Above: A Castle Made out of Chocolate from Japan Probe].
I’ve never been *much* of a chocaholic, but if the opportunity presented itself, I’d be hardpressed to turn down a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup or a Godiva Truffle.
But I can’t go thinking the offers will keep coming. Not when The Independent published an article called, “Chocolate: Worth its Weight in Gold?”
In as little as 20 years, chocolate will no longer be so affordable.
The following is taken directly from The Independent article:
“In 20 years chocolate will be like caviar. It will become so rare and so expensive that the average Joe just won’t be able to afford it.”
The article credits the increasingly overwhelming consumer demand for chocolate, diseased crops from the Ivory Coast (the main source for cocoa), and difficult-to-grow-crops in the other areas. Space is limited as well since chocolate is only grown within 10 degrees north-and-south of the equator.
Here’s some silver linings: Maybe this will solve obesity? Maybe we’ll appreciate it more?… who knows!
[Source: The Independent].