A few days ago, reading about The future of chocolate: why cocoa production is at risk I’ve realized. There are some trendy, luxury and expensive chocolatiers that will profit even more with the escalated prices of cocoa.
According to The Guardian, it is expected the demand of cocoa will rise 30% by 2020 but the world’s production could possibly fail to keep up the demand. Just last year the chocolate confectionary market empowered $80bn with this global industry.
It is produced 3.5 million tonnes of cocoa each year, but the rising incomes in emerging markets like India and China, combined with anticipated economic recovery in the rich North, have led to industry forecasts of a 30% growth in demand to more than 4.5 million tonnes by 2020.
Nowadays, because of extreme wether, pests and disease, the cocoa prices are very volatile, transforming this raw material into a even more luxury item.
Actually my curiosity grew about chocolate brand. But of course, not any brands, the most exclusive, and expensive ones…
Today’s choices are more varied than ever, with all sorts of tempting sweet confections from rich truffles to bittersweet bonbons, organic dark chocolate bars to creamy ganaches.