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“Cocoa Barometer” report: Too-cheap chocolate could be its own demise as young farmers not replacing old

Not Sustainable: Farmers making as little as 50 cents per day; inadequate responses mounted so far to address very serious problems.

Unsustainably low cocoa prices – made possible by extreme poverty among West African cocoa producers, with farmers in Ghana earning as little as 84 cents per day, and Ivorian farmers earning only 50 cents per day – could jeopardize the future of chocolate since young farmers are not replacing the current aging generation, according to the updated U.S. 691 more words

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Chocolate Hazelnut Pancakes (Egg Free, Gluten Free)

This recipe came from a random mixture of ingredients (don’t worry, it’s been very refined since then!) after I found I had a bag of hazelnut meal in the cupboard and thought…hm….I’m hungry.  402 more words


Chocolate Cake


  • 100 ml of coconut or olive oil,
  • 110 gr of sugar,
  • 3 eggs,
  • 150 gr of all-purpose flour,
  • 80 gr of  cocoa powder,
  • 120 ml of almond milk,
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Cocoa/Sugar Spread: Raise the Short Sale Level

Cocoa/Sugar Spread

The nearest-futures cocoa/sugar (x2) spread posted a new contract high of +$7,791.20 (premium cocoa) on June 15th. This was the highest weekly closing price since September 1986 as the spread made it slightly past the major double top on the weekly timeframe between the 2008 high of +$7,258.80 and the 2002 high of +$7,771.60. 316 more words

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The End of Chocolate?

Chocolate Too Cheap to Be Sustainable. Farmers Making as Little as 50 Cents Per Day. Inadequate Responses Mounted So Far to Address Very Serious Problems.These are the findings of our new report: … 545 more words

Cacao vs. Cocoa: The Same Or Different?

I used to think that Cacao powder and Cocoa powder were exactly the same just with a difference in spelling!! However I’ve learnt since that Cacao and Cocoa are actually two different powders which have been processed differently giving one a nutritional benefit and unfortunately stripping the nutritional benefit from the other. 117 more words