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Cocoa Shortage Might Have Impact on Chocolate Shops

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A cocoa bean shortage could cause trouble for your sweet tooth and your wallet down the road.

Analysts say in as few as seven years, we could see a shortage of the cocoa bean.

It would be brought on by climate and social tensions in countries that produce cocoa.

Kilwin's in Petoskey says the shortage could have a large impact in the future. The trouble is, we won't know until it hits us.

80 percent of Kilwin's fudge is chocolate, so a shortage is a scary thought.

Chocolate shops say their items are in flux often, because of the changing prices of milk, butter and sugar.