Forrest Gump’s momma always said “Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re gonna get”.

A new survey shows that nine out of ten people like chocolate (and the tenth one lied).  I love chocolate!  In fact I believe in the four basic food groups:  milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and chocolate truffles.

Chocolate lovers everywhere will be shocked to learn the news that there’s a potential chocolate shortage worldwide. Two of the world’s leading chocolate manufacturers say we’re in the midst of a ‘chocolate deficit’.  In layman’s terms that means we’re eating more cocoa than we’re making and there’s a shortage.

What’s causing the shortage?  There have been drought conditions in many areas where cocoa is produced.  There’s also a condition called frosty pod which ruins production as well.

Bottom line…expect to pay more for your Hershey’s and Reese’s bars.  The stress of this news wouldn’t be so hard to take if it were only chocolate-covered.