This Valentine’s Day, a not-so-sweet chocolate economy
Feb 14, 2024

This Valentine’s Day, a not-so-sweet chocolate economy

Lovers and chocolate lovers beware: That heart-shaped box of chocolates is going to cost you.

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High sugar prices sour the mood on Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2024
Manufacturers of sweets and candies face rising costs for sugar and cocoa due to weather patterns and disease denting supply.
The costs of both sugar and cocoa have climbed — making the costs of Valentine's Day chocolates rather bittersweet for candy lovers.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC