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Cocoa price soars as chocolate sales up

The cost of cocoa beans has soared since the start of the year, signalling a rise in the price of chocolate for consumers.

The cost of cocoa beans has soared since the start of the year, signalling a rise in the price of chocolate for consumers.

More chocolate is being bought, which is thought to be due to an easing in the economic crisis, despite the price of the raw material rising by more than 20%.

Nigel Cassidy reports.