The world may be running out of chocolate

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The world’s biggest chocolate maker says the world is running out of chocolate.

The Washington Post reported that chocolate maker Mars, Inc. said that chocolate deficits are becoming the norm.

This means that the world is eating more chocolate than they can produce. The company reportedly said they expect the deficits to grow.

“Already, we are in the midst of what could be the longest streak of consecutive chocolate deficits in more than 50 years,” The Washington Post reported.

More than 70 percent of the world’s cocoa is produced in West Africa, a region that has greatly decreased production, according to the report.

In addition, chocolate sales keep growing around the world, especially in China, according to the report.

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