Take advantage of Halloween candy sales, because chocolate is about to get expensive.
After the new year it is likely going to cost more. Hershey announced it is going through with a planned price increase early next year to offset increases in commodity and shipping costs. It’s been warned for years that chocolate wil lget harder to find as crops dwindle, and this is a sign.
The candy company said it would raise prices of some of its products by about two-and-a-half percent. It also has other changes in the works, including a Reese's Thins, which would be a 40-percent slimmer peanut butter cup. It has also purchased some healthier products, including Pirate Brands.
If you think buying another brand of chocolate will help, think again. Other candy makers have already bumped up prices. Source: Fortune