April 1

Easter Egg Prices Soar as Cocoa Crops Are Hit by Climate Crisis and Exploitation

By Eve Livingston

Every Easter, UK consumers collectively spend more than £1bn on food, drink, gifts, entertainment and about 80m chocolate eggs, racking up an average bill exceeding £50 each. But shoppers this year are paying more than usual: since last Easter, chocolate prices have increased by more than 12.6%, more than double the rise in supermarket food and drink prices.

Photo courtesy of Irene Scott / AusAID / Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Source: The Guardian (link opens in a new window)

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