Chocolate prices may go up (and what to do about it)
Photo: Kimi Harris
- Whether chocolate prices rise or not, you should consider fair trade chocolate. This is an ongoing issue that your purchases could play a positive role in.
- Eat better chocolate, less often: To balance my budget and my chocolate love, I simply eat better, “fairer” chocolate less often. It is as simple as that for me!
- The better quality, the less you need: When you buy really great chocolate, you only need a square or two to be satisfied. That means a more expensive bar of chocolate lasts you longer.
- If prices go higher, consider buying from small companies. Larger companies will be able to roll with market changes much more easily. It is the smaller companies that can be most hurt by it. By supporting small chocolate companies that use fair trade chocolate, you can support both fair trade practices overseas, as well as small-time companies in the USA.
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