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Thread: Chocolate shortage

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    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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    Are they pulling your leg???? This is exactly the kind of thing my hubby would say just to tease me! :lol:

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    Oh, no, absolutely not ... can't live without my chocolate :shock: If that's true I'm sure the price will skyrocket :-(

    Susan

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    They were not kidding! I read it in the Business section of the paper. The flooding in Indonesia and other parts of the cocoa producing world have been clobbered. I think stockpiling is in order!

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    Yes, I had heard something to that effect a couple of months ago and it also effects coffee. What isn't going up? First fabric and now chocolate!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanycats
    Yes, I had heard something to that effect a couple of months ago and it also effects coffee. What isn't going up? First fabric and now chocolate!!!!!
    Next thing to go up will be our blood pressure when we can't get chocolate! Say it isn't so!!!!! :shock:

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    Oh no! What is this world coming to?? First, fabric prices going up, now chocolate! What's next? I bet it's a conspiracy cooked up by a bunch of spouses in their last ditch effort to get their partners to pay more attention to them! LOL

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    Hmm I think I will have to start a chocy STASH

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    I will not live without chocolate...dark is my choice. Guess I will start a stash now while we still can!

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    Living without chocolate has made my waste line smaller. So it won't bother me at all.

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    I will definately have to work on chocolate stash as well!!

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    Fabric, coffee AND chocolate :shock: I am off to the store :D:D:D

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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.
    I'm right there with you. I only need a little taste every once in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    Living without chocolate has made my waste line smaller. So it won't bother me at all.
    I'm right there with you. I only need a little taste every once in a while.
    not me if it is in the house I have to eat it. so it would be no good having a stash it would be gone in no time. I don't buy it very often as my waistline neads to shrink not expand, I have no control when it is in the house but I can control how much comes into the house

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    I heard that on CNN too. Just have to buy up what's out there and get a climate controlled storage unit, won't we?

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    Now is the perfect time!! Tomorrow all the V-day candy will be half off!!Stock up!!

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    Exactly!!! Great idea.
    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    Now is the perfect time!! Tomorrow all the V-day candy will be half off!!Stock up!!

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    NO....Say it aint so!! I simply cannot survive without my coffee and choc!

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    It's true, so we best start accumulating some for later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Quote Originally Posted by toomanycats
    Yes, I had heard something to that effect a couple of months ago and it also effects coffee. What isn't going up? First fabric and now chocolate!!!!!
    Next thing to go up will be our blood pressure when we can't get chocolate! Say it isn't so!!!!! :shock:
    Amen to this!

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    Nope, not kidding. They say that chocolate and coffee, among other things, are going to go sky high. One article that I read said that chocolate could go to $10 a pound!

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    If you can vacuum pack it, store it in the freezer. Stays fresh that way when you open it. Also, make small packages to out smart yourself when you thaw to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjnicholson
    They were not kidding! I read it in the Business section of the paper. The flooding in Indonesia and other parts of the cocoa producing world have been clobbered. I think stockpiling is in order!
    And one of the African countries on the Ivory Coast have stopped exporting their cocoa beans so that too is putting a huge strain on chocolate availability. Their beans, apparantly, are used for the higher % bitter chocolate too, so that will hit me hard, but I guess it is time to cut back and lose some pounds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    Now is the perfect time!! Tomorrow all the V-day candy will be half off!!Stock up!!
    My thought exactly (New England brain cells). When I stock up on sale candy, I hide it in the freezer. However, be sure to double wrap in freezer paper, and write "Chicken Hearts" or "Liver" on the outside to keep out the family snackers.

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    I better stock up a bit!

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