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Here’s why you might have to spend a little more on your Valentine’s Day chocolate

By Christie Ethridge February 16, 2020 Americans are expected to set another record for Valentine’s Day spending. The National Retail Federation says people will spend 20 percent more than they did last year. Of course, chocolate is a popular gift. It turns out there’s more than one reason you could pay a little more for your chocolate this year. When it comes to the top producers of chocolate, West African neighbors Ivory Coast and Ghana win by far, producing more than 60 percent of the world’s cocoa. These are the beans industrial-makers like Nestle, Hershey’s and Mars buy. Last summer, the countries announced a $400 ...