In Response to ANOTHER PRICE HIKE ON THE WAY???????????????????:
BAD NEWSfor us; I heard on overnight talk radio that we( The USA) have put an embargo on the Ivory coast[ in AFRICA.They are a major producer of cocoa( main ingredient in chocolate . cocoa is expected to see higher prices soon .. I plan to stock up on baking cocoa. A scarcity of chocolate Easter eggs & bunnies is to be expected=higher prices ,not, We cannot stock up on chocolate Easter bunnies & eggs; but we can plan on pink marshmallow bunnies & go back to jelly beans / hard boiled & dyed eggs.The radio host asked for callers to name items we buy regularly where the price has not gone up,lately; no callers w/ answers to that question. It was on theTV news today that a few chain stores, nationwide are freezing prices for as long as they can hold to the current(already inflated ) ones:PUBLIX & 2 other stores; none in my area : Baking cocoa (unopened) ; should have a good shelf life & hubby's weekly brownies need cocoa Howdoyou plan to cope w/an increase in prices of things made w/cocoa?( anything chocolate
Posted by Ann N
Hi Ann,I went to that shelf life guide and found out cocoa powder sweetened or unsweetened (unopened) will keep indefinitely. Opened for 1 year.Sugar white or brown indefinitely opened or unopened.White flour opened or unopened for 1 year, 2 years refrigerated.Whole wheat flour opened or unopened 6-8 months, in the freezer 2 years.The list goes on.So many things last a long time if stored properly.Stock up when these items are on sale.