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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Living without chocolate has made my waste line smaller. So it won't bother me at all.
    Hmmmm...chocolate makes my clothes shrink. Does that count?

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    I heard that a lot of things will be an issue because of the cold weather that Mexico has recieved this winter. Isn't there a lot of cocoa grown in Mexico? It seams like all parts of the world we import things from are being hit with bad weather and will make prices higher.

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    Chocolat and coton...dang
    Quote Originally Posted by mkay
    My DH and DS told me last night that there is going to be a chocolate shortage. Something about the cocoa bean crop or something they claim they heard it on the news. This is not going to be good cause I need my chocolate dailly.Any one else hear anything on this am I going to have to start stock piling.maky

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    I might be crazy but I am going to start buying up extra sugar, coco & flour (putting in the freezer). I would subject that everyone also stock up on can goods too. Especially things that don't need to be cooked. You never know what this next year will bring. I am also planting a rather large victory garden this year as was done during WW II. It is time we woke up & smelled the coffee. Things may get bad.

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    Can't live a life of fear; that is what the media does to us. If it's going to happen, it's going to happen and there's nothing we can do about it. If it doesn't happen, we are none the worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Living without chocolate has made my waste line smaller. So it won't bother me at all.
    Me too!! Get sick now when I eat any kind of sweets.

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    Don't forget you Chocolate lovers that chocolate goes bad so be sure and put it in the freezer. Even there it will dry out.

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    No it is true. I heard it on the news a few weeks back. Something damaged the crops. Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkay
    My DH and DS told me last night that there is going to be a chocolate shortage. Something about the cocoa bean crop or something they claim they heard it on the news. This is not going to be good cause I need my chocolate dailly.Any one else hear anything on this am I going to have to start stock piling.maky
    Google this. There are several excellent news articles that will allay your fears. froggyintexas

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    My DH said that he saw in the paper where groceries in general
    was going WAY up. What are they trying to do to us? I guess
    we will lose weight, want to or not.

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    I've been hearing rumors to that effect since before Christmas, but haven't seen the prices go up much yet. Might want to stockpile a year's supply of your favorite if you see it on special!

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    Boy if there is going to be a chocolate shortage that explaines why I dipped so many strawbwrries, apples and bannanas this weekend when I worked for three days at the place called Incredible Edabiles. Never saw so much fruit dipped in chocolate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Fabric, coffee AND chocolate :shock: I am off to the store :D:D:D
    Coffee and chocolate are my staples to keep on "sewing"
    with fabric!!!

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    WHAT!? Say it isn't so!

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    cjomomma wrote:

    Hmmmm...chocolate makes my clothes shrink. Does that count?



    I have that problem too, must be the cotton.

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    Not only a chocolate shortage; cotton is also having problems. Due to drought in China, floods in Pakistan, decreased exports from India, there will be a world wide shortage of cotton. Minimum price increase of 20% in raw materials. That is going to cost. bea

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    Every thing is going UP. I'll just have to starve to death naked since chocolate is my main food group & I won't be able to afford cotton clothes. :cry:

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    OMG! Don't drink, don't smoke, but gotta have my chocolate!

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    OMG!!! quick, to the store, i will go to walmart, they have chocolate, AND a storage bin to put it in!!! gina

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    Quote Originally Posted by bea cda
    Not only a chocolate shortage; cotton is also having problems. Due to drought in China, floods in Pakistan, decreased exports from India, there will be a world wide shortage of cotton. Minimum price increase of 20% in raw materials. That is going to cost. bea
    Gosh I guess they will have to use American Farmer grown cotton. What a concept. Go back to the old days of supporting our homeland & not a bunch of dang foreign innuties.

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    If it's true and probably is, then I am going to get some extra cans of cocoa then if I have to have something chocolate I can make it myself. Can't be without Chocolate.

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    Yes I heard that the COCOA BEANS crops are going to be depleated therefor the cost of a candy bar in 2020 will cost $20.00 each.

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    How dare they tell you this on Valentine's Day. It's like telling you on Christmas that there is no Santa Clause!

    I say, Yes there is a Santa Clause Virginia and Yes, there will always be chocolate.

    It may break the bank to buy it but it will be there!

    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwquilting
    Yes I heard that the COCOA BEANS crops are going to be depleated therefor the cost of a candy bar in 2020 will cost $20.00 each.
    Will they not grow back? The ancient Incas used chocolate as money, It was very valuable.

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    chocolate. anything made of cotton, and a lot of produce-all are going up in price because of the weather. probably gas too, but for different reasons.

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