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! 😉
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.
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 is Chocolate Made? (proflowers.com)
- Humanity’s Love Affair with Chocolate Has Deep Roots (scientificamerican.com)
- Where does chocolate come from? (proflowers.com)