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MattTR
24-11-10, 01:38
You can read more about it here (http://news.discovery.com/earth/chocolate-supply-threatened-by-cocoa-crisis.html).

Basically, farmers are getting paid too little, cocoa prices are going up, trees are dying because of age and disease, this is all leading to one thing: a shortage of chocolate.

What can this mean for the sweet lovers, what does this mean to you? :eek:

For me personally, I was never a big chocolate fan, I like a little here and there but I can live without. :p

Tony9595
24-11-10, 01:41
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Anything, but chocolate! D:

Johnnay
24-11-10, 01:42
i honestly wish Australia got rid of all sweets in stores, that way i would find something else to be tempted for:D.. like museli bars for lunch.. lol.

but i dont care really:)

MattTR
24-11-10, 01:42
But it's only chocolate.. :whi: :p

http://www.lemmeout.org/picture-of-the-day/large-pics-of-the-day/chocolate-cute-baby-and-bath-funny-pictures.png

scoopy_loopy
24-11-10, 01:42
This. Is. Terrible. TERRIBLE! News.

/wrists :(

MattTR
24-11-10, 01:43
This. Is. Terrible. TERRIBLE! News.

/wrists :(

Don't be emo, it will be okay I promise! :hug:

Tombraiderx08
24-11-10, 01:43
*sobs violently* no! D:!!!

Johnnay
24-11-10, 01:49
its good news.. but banning chocolate in supermarkets and other stores will be better... this Earth is facing an Obesity Epidemic

Paddy
24-11-10, 01:50
Cant people just develop the willpower not to eat them??

Tony9595
24-11-10, 01:53
Why should we not eat chocolate? A chocolate a day won't kill anyone!
I guess :P

MattTR
24-11-10, 01:54
Cant people just develop the willpower not to eat them??

Of course, there will always be something else out there my friend. :tmb:

http://asktonyc.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/skittles.jpg

They taste the rainbow you know. ;)

Paddy
24-11-10, 01:55
I dont eat sweets much anymore, but it would be nice to know I could still have one as a treat lol.

robm_2007
24-11-10, 01:56
This. Is. Terrible. TERRIBLE! News.

/wrists :(

Dont kill yourself :hug:. Hire a Euthanasia Hitman. They let you go in peace, rather than the suicidee leaving such a bloody mess in bathroom.

Alpharaider47
24-11-10, 01:57
Ugh Skittles lol, me no likey :p

Sucks about the chocolate, but I'm not a huge fan... I can live without :p

My friend was telling me something about some guy who bought an enormous amount of chocolate or something and got nicknamed "Chocolate Finger" after Goldfinger :vlol: always think of that when someone talks about chocolate now.

Tombraiderx08
24-11-10, 01:58
its good news.. but banning chocolate in supermarkets and other stores will be better... this Earth is facing an Obesity Epidemic It's not chocolates fault, it's the consumers self control to blame :ohn:

Paddy
24-11-10, 02:03
It's not chocolates fault, it's the consumers self control to blame :ohn:
Exactly.

IceColdLaraCroft
24-11-10, 02:24
we'll just kill all the fat people so there's more chocolate for the rest of us


insensitive but effective

Alpharaider47
24-11-10, 02:31
we'll just kill all the fat people so there's more chocolate for the rest of us


insensitive but effective

So you mean 75% of the US has to go? :eek: :p

Gladous
24-11-10, 02:45
I better savor these Dark Chocolate Milky Ways on my desk. :(

Uzi master
24-11-10, 02:57
So you mean 75% of the US has to go? :eek: :p

Well so long houston, (because quite litterally everything is bigger in Texas, if you can guess what I'm talking about:whi:(and everythings even bigger in houstan:p)

Bullethail
24-11-10, 05:08
If anyone needs me, I'll be taking a chocolate factory hostage. :pi:

Ikas90
24-11-10, 09:58
My appetite for chocolate isn't that strong; infact, I can't have too much chocolate.

So, it won't affect me that much. :)

sandygrimm
24-11-10, 10:31
O_O Noo, not possible! The price of happiness will be much too high :( It's not cigarettes. SAVE the trees! Make new plantations, more work places. Clone them, just save them!
I like white chocolate just as much as cacao chocolate, but , cacao has endorphins that can really boost up a sad day :)

jackali
24-11-10, 10:46
But...
I cook with chocolate. :(

Rai
24-11-10, 10:47
I love chocolate, it's like my only vice, lol. But I guess I'd live without it if I had to. I try to buy Fair Trade if I can and think that more farmers should be paid fairly. Plant more trees in the shade, pay the farmers, this will all help.

Shark_Blade
24-11-10, 10:52
For me personally, I was never a big chocolate fan, I like a little here and there but I can live without. :pI feel the same. Chocolate = meh.

irishhips
24-11-10, 10:54
Simple answer: Pay the farmers better and better environment to grow...

LightningRider
24-11-10, 10:56
we'll just kill all the fat people so there's more chocolate for the rest of us


insensitive but effective

Oh My ****ing God! :vlol:

They should seriously just pay the farmers already. They deserve it.

ajrich17901
24-11-10, 10:57
You can read more about it here (http://news.discovery.com/earth/chocolate-supply-threatened-by-cocoa-crisis.html).

Basically, farmers are getting paid too little, cocoa prices are going up, trees are dying because of age and disease, this is all leading to one thing: a shortage of chocolate.

What can this mean for the sweet lovers, what does this mean to you? :eek:

For me personally, I was never a big chocolate fan, I like a little here and there but I can live without. :p

I don't like chocolate so I could care less, I prefer me some Vanilla.

Your_Envy*
24-11-10, 11:23
This. Is. Terrible. TERRIBLE! News.

/wrists :(

Pass me the knife, will ya? :( I can't breathe without chocolate. D:

ajrich17901
24-11-10, 11:24
So you mean 75% of the US has to go? :eek: :p

:vlol: I'd be ok with that.

Last Hope
24-11-10, 11:28
That's some terrible news. I can't live without chocolate.

ajrich17901
24-11-10, 11:30
That's some terrible news. I can't live without chocolate.

Little dramatic, no? lol

aidanmalone
24-11-10, 11:31
:yik: No more chocolate!!!!
Im gonna go jump off the nearest bridge :(

Rai
24-11-10, 11:33
Is there a Chocoholics Anonymous?

:vlol:

TheRCroft
24-11-10, 12:08
Is there a Chocoholics Anonymous?

:vlol:

There is, I have already joined it :( Life without chocolate is like a garden without flowers *gets poetic*

Dennis's Mom
24-11-10, 12:43
Women of the World, I suggest you read Lysistrata in preparation for our worldwide protest regarding the imminent demise of chocolate.

We will not suffer a lack of chocolate *cough* lying down. :D

scoopy_loopy
24-11-10, 13:12
Pass me the knife, will ya? :( I can't breathe without chocolate. D:

Reading this thread before bed last night actually made me dream about chocolate. :vlol:

(It wasn't all that innocent either. Get ready to take notes, Waifu - we'll save them for later. :mis: )

xXhayleyroxXx
24-11-10, 13:42
But...but... I eat it every day 0_0


My heart is broken </3

Your_Envy*
24-11-10, 15:58
Reading this thread before bed last night actually made me dream about chocolate. :vlol:

(It wasn't all that innocent either. Get ready to take notes, Waifu - we'll save them for later. :mis: )

:vlol:

Oh.. OOOOOH. I get it. :mis: Meow. :mis:

Chocola teapot
24-11-10, 16:08
How deeply tragic.

</3

Laras Dream
24-11-10, 16:22
GUlGL_w7UmU

Sir Croft
24-11-10, 16:25
Oh, the horror! :(

Vinkula
24-11-10, 17:18
NOOO! If theres no chocolate, there is gonna be angry Vinkula!
Really, I am addicted to 2 things: Chocolate and cancer rolls! xD

jackles
24-11-10, 17:22
Personally I love chocolate and if denied my chocolatey joys will become very very bitter and twisted!!!!!

Fallen.Angel
24-11-10, 17:23
I love chocolate. :(

Lara's home
24-11-10, 17:49
I'm not really keen on chocolate.

Lee croft
24-11-10, 17:51
Personally I love chocolate and if denied my chocolatey joys will become very very bitter and twisted!!!!!

Same here..im eating it now infact Maltesers <3

larson n natla
24-11-10, 17:55
Chocolate is delicious in some cases.

I'm sure a little price hike while new trees grow won't do too much damage.

Ward Dragon
24-11-10, 18:14
I like milk chocolate and white chocolate. I'm not really a fan of dark chocolate (too bitter for me).

I don't like chocolate so I could care less, I prefer me some Vanilla.

I prefer vanilla too, but think about the law of unintended consequences -- if chocolate becomes impossible to find, then more people will switch to vanilla, therefore increasing demand for vanilla which will increase the prices for it due to the supply not keeping up with the new demand XD

Women of the World, I suggest you read Lysistrata in preparation for our worldwide protest regarding the imminent demise of chocolate.

We will not suffer a lack of chocolate *cough* lying down. :D

Oh my ****ing god!!! :vlol::vlol::vlol:

DragonSlayer
24-11-10, 18:39
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Anything, but chocolate! D:

My feelings exactly i like the plain dairy milk bars above all other chocolate bars, i also like twirls and mars bars.

snork
24-11-10, 20:11
I still have two bars of chocolate - dark chocolate with LOTS of cocoa in them.
I am willing to exchange one of them against a decent notebook. :pi:

I like white chocolate just as much as cacao chocolate
I never understood why this "white chocolate" is so accepted a word ? It's nothing to do with chocolate. :confused:



I prefer vanilla too, but think about the law of unintended consequences -- if chocolate becomes impossible to find, then more people will switch to vanilla, therefore increasing demand for vanilla which will increase the prices for it due to the supply not keeping up with the new demand XD
What do you mean - vanilla ? Do you chew on pure vanilla beans ?
Personally I only know vanilla in conjunction with something else - vanilla chocolate, vanilla pudding, vanilla into the coffee, ...

:confused:

Ward Dragon
24-11-10, 20:50
What do you mean - vanilla ? Do you chew on pure vanilla beans ?
Personally I only know vanilla in conjunction with something else - vanilla chocolate, vanilla pudding, vanilla into the coffee, ...

:confused:

Usually when people argue vanilla versus chocolate they refer to ice cream or similar flavored desserts :p

Lara Croft!
24-11-10, 21:19
I love chocolate, but I would live even if I never ate it ever again.

Ceamonks890
24-11-10, 22:23
NOOO! Anything but chocolate:(! Even though I don't eat much chocolate, besides chocolate icecream(which isn't often) and a few occasions where me and my family have chocolate bars, so I can live without chocolate, if the time comes.

snork
25-11-10, 02:07
Usually when people argue vanilla versus chocolate they refer to ice cream or similar flavored desserts :p

Ah, ice cream, of course! :duh:

In this I am with the vanilla fraction. :)
(but I demand good quality!)

Tommy123
25-11-10, 02:24
NOOO

what will i use to fill the void in my soul now!????

MattTR
25-11-10, 02:28
NOOO

what will i use to fill the void in my soul now!????

Skittles. :mis:

Johnnay
25-11-10, 02:32
Skittles. :mis:

your recommending candy:D hehehe

just eat some museli bars or better yet eat an Applemacbook

MattTR
25-11-10, 02:41
your recommending candy:D hehehe

just eat some museli bars or better yet eat an Applemacbook

Not really, I hate skittles! :vlol:

Just because they taste the rainbow doesn't mean I should like them, should it? :mad: :p

I prefer M&M's, but they're chocolate.. so peanut M&M's I guess..

voltz
25-11-10, 03:09
Chocolate is my crack. I just don't see how having less is going to work out for myself or anyone else who's addicted.

Shark_Blade
25-11-10, 06:45
Not really, I hate skittles! :vlol:

Just because they taste the rainbow doesn't mean I should like them, should it? :mad: :p

I prefer M&M's, but they're chocolate.. so peanut M&M's I guess..I love skittles, and also the sweet & sour version in green packaging. Yummy. *drool*

just*raidin*tomb
25-11-10, 06:46
Good. I hate chocolate anyway.

Don't judge me.

scoopy_loopy
25-11-10, 06:47
Good. I hate chocolate anyway.

Don't judge me.

Get out. Kidding.

Shark_Blade
25-11-10, 07:09
I hate chocolate too, actually. Especially chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream.

And don't judge me too.

just*raidin*tomb
25-11-10, 07:18
Get out. Kidding.

I will in a sec. Hold on.

I hate chocolate too, actually. Especially chocolate cake and chocolate ice cream.

And don't judge me too.

Same! Especially ice cream! Vanilla is WAYYYYYYY better! Chocolate...bleh. Chocolate cake is alright with the right icing, but just straight chocolate is disgusting. It's weird because I actually love Reese's cups.

Get out. Kidding.

Okay now I'm gone. :p

voltz
25-11-10, 07:33
Get out. Kidding.

no it's more like this...

http://www.gifbin.com/bin/062009/1245929409_puppies_GTFO.gif

Shark_Blade
25-11-10, 07:41
*high fives just*raidin*tomb*
Agree. Vanilla ice cream is so much better.

And yeah, were gone before the chocolate enthusiast comes. :p
Let them brood about low chocolate supply in this thread for now.

lunavixen
25-11-10, 11:28
i don't want to lose chocolate but i'm not as much of a chocoholic as before... one thing though, what are a lot of people going to do at Easter time? i love having Easter egg hunts, even though i'm nearly 21.

since being in hospital i've lost a lot of my sweet tooth, but at least i still hate celery

Seb_01225
25-11-10, 11:35
I don't really care for chocolate or other sweets to much!

xXhayleyroxXx
25-11-10, 15:29
I can't fathom how some people don't love chocolate 0_0
Has anyone ever had Milka Daim Chocolate? <3

Chocola teapot
25-11-10, 15:31
Has anyone ever had Milka Daim Chocolate? <3

O M F G.

Alpine Milk? <3

YES, I Buy a large bar EVERY TIME IM IN ASDA.

:jmp:

Oh what good taste you have, dear. <3

xXhayleyroxXx
25-11-10, 15:32
O M F G.

Alpine Milk? <3

YES, I Buy a large bar EVERY TIME IM IN ASDA.

:jmp:

Oh what good taste you have, dear. <3

That's the stuff babe <3 I have honed my sweet tooth so much Imma expert in all things confectionary :vlol: Dawhhh, you have good taste too hunni xxxxx

Chocola teapot
25-11-10, 15:34
That's the stuff babe <3 I have honed my sweet tooth so much Imma expert in all things confectionary :vlol: Dawhhh, you have good taste too hunni xxxxx

It's Devine, That and Galaxy Cookie are Chocolate Masterpieces.

Lmao, Oh yes. <3

xXhayleyroxXx
25-11-10, 15:46
It's Devine, That and Galaxy Cookie are Chocolate Masterpieces.

Lmao, Oh yes. <3

omg Galaxy cookie! *droolz* oh yes<3

lara c. fan
25-11-10, 15:46
Galaxy Cookie Crumble is way too dry for me.

xXhayleyroxXx
25-11-10, 15:47
Galaxy Cookie Crumble is way too dry for me.

drink some milk with it? :p

Chocola teapot
25-11-10, 15:47
Galaxy Cookie Crumble is way too dry for me.

No.

:}hello friend
25-11-10, 15:49
-searches for a GIF to express my feelings about the low chocolate supply-




























:(

Vinkula
25-11-10, 15:52
http://www.karkkigalleria.fi/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/7/6/7622201056643.jpg

<3
2.00€ per disc :)

IceColdLaraCroft
25-11-10, 16:05
So you mean 75% of the US has to go? :eek: :p

Yes! :mis:

Oh My ****ing God! :vlol:

They should seriously just pay the farmers already. They deserve it.
:vlol:

:vlol: I'd be ok with that.

me too

Women of the World, I suggest you read Lysistrata in preparation for our worldwide protest regarding the imminent demise of chocolate.

We will not suffer a lack of chocolate *cough* lying down. :D

This wouldn't work b/c all men would just turn to gay men for that kind of umm...attention...

mmmm

Proceed with your Lysistrata plan :mis:

xXhayleyroxXx
25-11-10, 16:06
http://www.karkkigalleria.fi/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/7/6/7622201056643.jpg

<3
2.00€ per disc :)

Thats Milka Daim 0_0 Except it mustn't be Milka where you are :p <3

See:
http://www.zuckerhut.co.nz/store/images/milka_daim-big.jpg

Vinkula
25-11-10, 16:08
^ No. Marabou is swedish chocolate / candy firm. :) And their milk chocolate and this Daim chocolate is my favourite. I just love the soft taste of Marabou mixed with Daim <3 Yum!

xXhayleyroxXx
25-11-10, 16:10
^ No. Marabou is swedish chocolate / candy firm. :) And their milk chocolate and this Daim chocolate is my favourite. I just love the soft taste of Marabou mixed with Daim <3 Yum!

How is it any difference to Milka? 0_0

Vinkula
25-11-10, 16:14
How is it any difference to Milka? 0_0

I don't know o.o? This is my first time I hear "Milka" :)

xXhayleyroxXx
25-11-10, 16:16
I don't know o.o? This is my first time I hear "Milka" :)

That's what I'm saying, its the same chocolate with a different name :p

snork
25-11-10, 16:17
Both Marabou and Milka are high-fat high-sugar and milk chocolates.
But Marabou is somewhat mysteriously more delicious imo. . No idea why. And I preferred the roll.

I do not like them both anymore, I switched to dark lower-in-fat, higher-in-cocoa chocolate.

Vinkula
25-11-10, 16:19
That's what I'm saying, its the same chocolate with a different name :p

Yeah I think so too :D
"Same sh*t in different pack"

xXhayleyroxXx
25-11-10, 16:20
Yeah I think so too :D
"Same sh*t in different pack"

yesh :tmb: hehe, its such good chocolate isn't it :p:cln:

Chocola teapot
25-11-10, 16:21
But Marabou is somewhat mysteriously more delicious imo.

Any truth behind this sentence is not feasible.

Vinkula
25-11-10, 16:21
yesh :tmb: hehe, its such good chocolate isn't it :p:cln:

Yeah, it is ;) I buy it everyweek I am in school.

snork
25-11-10, 16:34
Milka is a South-German chocolate (and derived sweets) company, very successful in Germany. (now Kraft-Foods)
Their lilac design and their advertisement with the lilac cow have (rumours) led to city children believing that cows are lila by nature. :p

I once was working for Jacobs Kaffee (in Bremen), they were the owners of Milka by then.
You would not only receive your normal pay, but also a 6.75 D-Mark coupon per week, redeemable in the Jacobs shop.

You would get any Milka chocolate for very cheap, and the "mystery testing varieties" (e.g. with crispy strawberry bits, and such) even cheaper (4x100g-bars = 1 D-Mark =~ 40 UK pence?).
So, each week would get you 27 bars of chocolate (the mystery kind) or 13 bars of Milka varieties you could also get at normal shops. :D

Many of my co-college-students of that time worked at Jacobs, too (good work in a patrimonial-like family business! :tmb:) and at our self-governed college cafeteria we had so much Milka lying around (for free, or rather whatever you were able and willing to pay), it would never get less. :vlol:

Milka themselves however at that time were trying to not anymore hire student aids (from Freiburg), because those too often had sabotaged and /or stolen. :(

Any truth behind this sentence is not feasible.
I think it is that they apply a more thorough or otherwise better conching, but I am nowhere near sure about that.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conche

xXhayleyroxXx
25-11-10, 16:49
Milka chocolate for cheap? My.God.Sign.Me.Up.

igonge
25-11-10, 18:08
Cant people just develop the willpower not to eat them??

Does not compute *explodes*

Vinkula
25-11-10, 18:17
@Paddy: Unable to comply.

I am addicted to chocolate as same way as to cancer rolls :p

laralives
25-11-10, 18:20
I hate chocolate. Glad it's finally disappearing. :)

Vinkula
25-11-10, 18:29
I hate chocolate. Glad it's finally disappearing. :)

I'll kill you :p

MangelinaJolie
25-11-10, 18:32
I apparently have family in Germany with a chocolate factory to our name. :o

That said, this ruins my hopes of becoming Willy Wonka slightly.

TombOfRaiders
25-11-10, 19:41
Chocolate? Decrease?

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooo!

*breather*

Paddy
25-11-10, 19:56
Does not compute *explodes*

@Paddy: Unable to comply.

I am addicted to chocolate as same way as to cancer rolls :p

Allow me to rephrase that :p
Develop the willpower to not eat so much was my original implication to those who want it banned.

TombOfRaiders
25-11-10, 19:57
lol, I eat 8 regular bars of Chocolate everyday at the bare minimum. :p

Chocola teapot
25-11-10, 21:13
lol, I eat 8 regular bars of Chocolate everyday at the bare minimum. :p

I MOURN for your Teeth.

TombOfRaiders
25-11-10, 21:18
I MOURN for your Teeth.

Don't worry, they're in good condition. They still get monthly washes. :p

lol j/k

xXhayleyroxXx
25-11-10, 21:51
lol, I eat 8 regular bars of Chocolate everyday at the bare minimum. :p

I thought I was bad for eating roughly 6! :vlol:

Dark Lugia 2
25-11-10, 21:53
I dont eat chocolate often so it wouldnt affect me, but I do feel for the choccie lovers if the decrease in supply really made a big difference! :p

Chocola teapot
25-11-10, 22:07
I thought I was bad for eating roughly 6! :vlol:

I only Eat about 2... And I'm the Chocola one.

:vlol:

xXhayleyroxXx
25-11-10, 22:10
I only Eat about 2... And I'm the Chocola one.

:vlol:

Its unhealthy to eat a lot though :p So don't worry babes <3 hehe xxx

voltz
26-11-10, 00:05
I MOURN for your Teeth.

I mourn for his diabetes.

Shark_Blade
26-11-10, 04:22
I mourn for his weight.



Although a good aspect of chocolate is that it has a stimulant property that cheer you up when you're down. This is also why in Harry Potter, when attacked by the depressing dementors, the teacher will give you chocolate frogs. Chocolate will lift your spirit up.

But it's like what they said, too much of a good thing is bad for you.

TombOfRaiders
27-11-10, 19:42
I mourn for his weight.

lol, I'm very slim, if that's what you're getting at. :p

I do admit I eat too much chocolate. But it's just very addicting!

Johnnay
28-11-10, 03:51
Talking about Choclate. Im eating Chocolate Wafers and relaxing.. Oh yeah

dexter void
28-11-10, 11:40
Hmmm, well I believe a shortage of chocolate to be a good thing. The western world has too much of everything and we forget how lucky we are. We have too much choice! And this has led to an ignorant nature in the west. We are all slightly guilty of this when not faced with a certain cultural situation, even in the current recession.

I feel sorry for the farmers and cocoa bean growers, nurtures though as its there livelihood at stake and their business/trade.

Chocolate is bad for the teeth too! I wish I could give it up completely!

scoopy_loopy
28-11-10, 11:54
Ignorant nature, how so? If anything, the West will be the ones to step in and fix the shortage through science or whatever.

snork
28-11-10, 12:24
Ignorant nature, how so? If anything, the West will be the ones to step in and fix the shortage through science or whatever.

What's science got to do with it ?

Shortage -> higher price -> more cocoa get's planted.

see Porc cycle : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pork_cycle

tomblover
28-11-10, 12:27
http://www.karkkigalleria.fi/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/7/6/7622201056643.jpg

<3
2.00 per disc :)

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dexter void
28-11-10, 12:57
Ignorant nature, how so? If anything, the West will be the ones to step in and fix the shortage through science or whatever.

An 'ignorant nature', well I suppose I mean more an ignorant mentality in the west where we believe we have to have everything and when we want it, consumerism grips the nation, not at a fault of their own as we can't avoid it, its thrust upon us.

We sometimes need to step back and re-establish how lucky we are.

the west will indeed help because there is masses of money at stake and corporations can't lose face, they have to play it correctly.

Vinkula
28-11-10, 19:58
Really, if there is no chocolate, you get veery angry boy here. I am really addicted to it

*Sneaks to cousins chocolate disc and eats it*

Reggie
28-11-10, 20:23
Nutella is already expensive enough. :(