You may have noticed what this news article about the price of dark chocolate claims is shocking news: Dark Chocolate Costs More. As long as your Chocolate Priestess can remember, Sisters and Brothers, it has always cost more. The reason is that instead of supplementing a dark chocolate candy with added less expensive ingredients, you use more of the cocoa bean. These beans can only be grown in certain regions and as the climate changes this will change, we can only hope for more areas being cocoa producing friendly but that may be an unrealistic hope. Also as the movement for fair trade and business practices increases so too with the price of products increase.
Please don't let this concern. Remember, always, that when you use chocolate products as one method by which to connect more closely with the Divine that you should do this purposely. This means not eating a lot, eating it slowly and thinking about where it came from and the philosophy or mission of the company which made it. If you do all of that, the individual prices cease to be so very important.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.