Chocolate to cost more this Easter

Surging demand, lower output pushed cost of beans to a 30-month high in March


THE world's growing love for chocolate means more expensive treats for the Easter holiday.

Demand is rising at the fastest pace in three years, according to Euromonitor International, and farmers in West Africa aren't growing enough cocoa to keep up. The cost of beans used to make chocolate reached a 30-month high last month, forcing confectioners to charge their customers more.

Lucy Armstrong, who sells sweets online from England, said that the cost of a 10 kilogramme pack of bulk chocolate...

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