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Chocolatier counts cost of Brexit on ingredients

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FIRST it was Marmite then it was wine and now Jersey chocolate is the latest victim of Brexit price increases.

A combination of the weak pound and an increase in the price of a number of commodities has led to a rise in the price of the sweet treat.

One chocolate producer in St Mary, which makes about ten tonnes of chocolate every year, said that the price of their ingredients was due to increase in the new year and that they would be buying as much chocolate as they could afford in the meantime.

Darren Stower, chocolatier at La Mare Wine Estate, said that the business had already experienced an unexpected increase in costs immediately after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

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