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Who Moved My Chocolate?

1choc26Stop the presses!

There is something out there so terrifying, so mind-boggling, why this isn’t the headline of the day?

The world is running out of chocolate!

By as early as 2020 we could be low on chocolate or more specifically cocoa.

I don’t mean to be shallow, but this is Cocoapocalypse!


Turns out cocoa farmers are producing less cocoa than we’re consuming. I shouldn’t be shocked, we’re do our best impression of a locust plague instead of a society with everything. Prices are already climbing and will go higher still, and eventually, the world will be chocolateless. The Aztecs, who believed cacao beans were a gift from the God of wisdom, Quetzalcoatl and even used it as currency would be all like, what?!?


A once bitter drink, chocolate has come a long way, especially after the Europeans added sugar to it and then figured out how to produce it in solid form, in the 1800s. Chocolate, once a treat, once a drink only for the rich now soothes, stimulates, motivates, smiley-faces, and sometimes balloons the masses. Now climate change, fungal diseases, people eating more dark chocolate, war, and mostly, over-consumption are changing the amount of chocolate that is available and its price. I realize this is happening with other food as well, but some things hit harder than others.

I’ve noticed chocolate has slipped into the text and titles of my posts from the place where it lives, my heart. I may or may not have an addiction, but if so, it looks like the world is conspiring to break my habit. I’m not ready.

Not scary enough? We’re running out of coffee too.


It is a truth universally acknowledged that chocolate can improve any day.