Shopping for chocolate can be a real headache.
First of all, it is necessary to decide whether it is for yourself or for a present.
Quality varies and pricing too.
Also, some customers prefer the FairTrade products.
Secondly, which chocolate are you after, according to your tastes and preferences.
The main types of chocolate are white chocolate, milk chocolate, semisweet chocolate, bittersweet chocolate and unsweetened chocolate.
These types of chocolate may be produced with ordinary cacao beans (mass-produced and cheap) or specialty cacao beans (aromatic and expensive) or a mixture of these two types. The composition of the mixture, origin of cacao beans, the treatment and roasting of beans, and the types and amounts of additives used will significantly affect the flavor and the price of the final chocolate.
But now in the news, it seems that chocolate content get smaller, but prices reamin the same. A kind of indirect theft.
"...According to reports in The Grocer magazine, Quality Street tins will be reducing their tin sizes this Christmas - from 1kg to 820g..."
However, other product have been doing the same recently. Colgate FluoriGuard changed their packaging and dropped from 500ml to 400ml too - and kept the same price as well.
Presumably the reason that food and drink companies are more attracted to this kind of subterfuge than other types of business is that it’s easy to quietly and subtly “adjust”, say, the number of chunks on a chocolate bar or the amount of yoghurt in a pot without too many people noticing.
As long as the price stays the same, you can be pretty confident that hardly anyone rushing around the supermarket on their weekly shop will bother to check the small-print weight on the packet.
Chocolate is always a winner. Always present on birthdays, parties and celebrations.
One of the finest is from La Maison du Chocolat: tasty, creamy, rich and strong. But your wallet will be lighter too.
Such goods are usually welcome because there is quality and the price is proportional to it.
A piece of nice chocolate is very recomforting. Healthier than a cigarette and the flavours are unique according to the provenance of the beans. It works actually the same way as the coffee. Stronger, lighter, darker, sweeter, bitter...etc.
But some individuals still prefer to buy really sweet and tasteless chocolate because of the low price. But quality can't be cheap and this works for everything: clothes, food, films, shows, books...
It is understandable though that not everyone can spend £4.60 on a chocolate eclair...or could they if they saved on something else less useful such as buying such and such Apps for their smartphones?!
People have different priorities and it is maybe time to rethink what is good for your well-being and happiness.