Do You Know the Correlation Between Weather and Chocolate?

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE chocolate. Without chocolate, my life would not be complete! Chocolate was my first love and it is the only one that has never judged me, hurt me, or picked on me. Haha, just kidding…but chocolate has been there for me no matter what! 😉

A chocolate bar and melted chocolate. Chocolat...

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So of  course when I saw an article discussing how weather affects the production of chocolate, I had to read it. Interestingly, cacao trees can only be grown in the hot, humid environment very close to the equator.

Severe weather can be disastrous to the cacao trees and the subsequent production of chocolate. Since weather patterns seem to be growing more extreme and downright unusual, I worry about the future of chocolate.

A cacao tree with fruit pods in various stages...

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After reading the article (cited below), I have learned a valuable lesson. Don’t take anything for granted, not even chocolate! It doesn’t matter if you see it in every grocery store, gas station, or stop-n-go, the production of chocolate is tedious, time-consuming, and very dependent on weather conditions.

How Weather Around the World Impacts Chocolate – weather.com.

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About Genevieve

Genevieve is a southern gal who loves to write. She is a graduate of Everest College with an AAS in Criminal Investigations. Currently, she works as a freelance writer and volunteers for Central Virginia Horse Rescue by writing their monthly newsletter. If she's not writing, you can bet she's either spending time with friends and family, playing with the horses, crafting, or reading. Interested in having a guest blog appearance? Email sunshineleo05@gmail.com to get in touch! P.S. Subscribe by RSS feed if you are interested in following her creative insanity... ;)

Posted on February 16, 2012, in Gardening and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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