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Experts predict a chocolate shortage

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(WTVM)  - Could there be a chocolate shortage on the horizon?

Experts say that political unrest on the Ivory Coast may lead to the rise in chocolate prices. 

The unrest has significantly depleted the number of certified fair trade cocoa farmers and led to the highest prices for the product in more than 30 years.

In January alone,  prices jumped 10%.  

40% of the world's cocoa beans come from west Africa.

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