Bad news: chocolate, the delicacy of choice for children, chocaholics and depressives everywhere, has become increasingly expensive. The Washington Post reported on Saturday that due to a host of factors, a perfect storm is brewing that is creating a worldwide shortage of chocolate. Cocoa—the base i...

Bad news: chocolate, the delicacy of choice for children, chocaholics and depressives everywhere, has become increasingly expensive. The Washington Post reported on Saturday that due to a host of factors, a perfect storm is brewing that is creating a worldwide shortage of chocolate. Cocoa—the base ingredient for chocolate—has surged this year by at least 10 percent, on the heels of a 20 percent run up last year.

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