Now who doesn’t like to get a chocolate bunny at Easter?Â Cute, sprightly and sinfully delicious!Â Alas, like other pleasures of the flesh, this one is going cost you.Â Following the global trend of rising food prices, Hershey’s announced a 9.7% rise in their wholesale chocolate prices
Food inflation is the dirty little secret of the chattering classes, who are constantly telling us that inflation is “under control”.Â They point to relatively benign inflation statistics, and they may even tell you that said statistics do not include the “volatile food and energy sectors”.Â Which leaves the alert mind to do the “Huh?!”Â Of course, if you’re an android on solar power, itÂ may beÂ irrelevant.
The price of food matters.Â It may not be the sexiest topic in the world, but it has toppled kings and kingdoms.Â Tonight on Italian Tomatoes, we will look at what is driving the higher prices we are all seeing at the supermarket.Â
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