Saturday, January 29, 2011

Oh, the humanity!

The world is running out of chocolate!

I, for one, am going to go hoard Peanut Butter M&M's (my favorite) RIGHT NOW!

Here's the story.

Thank you, Don!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read a few of the comments people posted in reply to the article. There are some good points. Is there really a shortage, or are they hoarding cocoa beans to drive the price up? Sometime last year a rich Britain named Anthony Ward bought 241,000 metric tons of chocolate.

Another food to keep an eye on
are Cavendish bananas. The culprit: Fungus. So far crops in the Americas are fine.

Anonymous said...

How about "Unfair Trade" chocolate?

Moose said...

While a sizeable number of cocoa beans come from Africa, they also come from places like South America and Indonesia.

There may be a dent in production, but I don't think things will "dry up."

(BTW I believe the Daily Mail is the McPaper of the UK, with overinflated articles that are sometimes, even, based on half-truths. I'd be cautious about *anything* I'd read there.)

rnraquel said...

Mmmmm PB M&Ms are my favorite too.

Anonymous said...

Peanut Butter M&Ms are my favorite as well! I'm eating some right now as a matter of fact. Would be a shame to not be able to get them anymore, hehe.

C said...

crisis...guess I will be eating non-fair trade unsustainable cocoa, from quasi-criminals? ...the last bar I have from Trader Joes says it is from small farm co-ops in the Dominican Republic and Panama...

mcgee said...

If I read the article correctly, only 10% of the cocoa growers are affected.

So what's the big deal?

Anonymous said...

Not to make light of civil unrest but I think there are days when my pms is severe enough that I could wield my own machete if there is chocolate at stake. Just saying.

John Woolman said...

A plan of action based on anything published in the Daily Mail is truly a House of Cards built on shifting sands.

I think your Peanut Butter M&M supply is secure!

erichollins said...

Also love PB M&Ms.

R. May said...

Try the Pretzel M&M's. They're a little odd the first time you eat them, but they quickly become addicting especially when stored in the fridge.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

We got some of those, too, and kept them in the fridge. They weren't a big hit here.

Anonymous said...

We must declare a Chocolate Emergency! Send FEMA! Send Homeland Security! Send troops!

Send in the clowns!

dr_dredd said...

Part of me is glad I'm not the only one who loves peanut butter M&M's. The other part wants to go out and buy them all so no one else can get them! :-)

- Dredd-ing another day in primary care

 
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