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Old 07-16-2018, 05:05 AM
 
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I ate 2 cookies -- semi sweet without nuts -- at the Mrs. Fields at the mall recently. But the chocolate chips had a bland taste. Are businesses substituting something else now for real chocolate to save $$$?
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:57 PM
 
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The price of cacao beans and cocoa has quadrupled over the years. Almost all products with chocolate have been diluted or downsized. Would you pay twice as much for that same cookie? Products today are often made to meet a certain price point because that is all that consumers will pay.
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