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Oreo Is Officially Switching To Sustainable Cocoa

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While Halloween usually gets the most attention as a candy-loving holiday, Easter is not far behind. Every year, the candy industry sells about $2.1 billion worth of candy during this spring holiday. That’s about 120 million pounds of treats for the Easter Bunny to hide annually. The problem is that cocoa is an ingredient often used in much of that candy. In fact, 90 million chocolate bunnies alone are made every year for Easter.

Cocoa has become a problematic ingredient in candy because of how it is grown. The plants need to be in rainforest-like environments where they receive plenty of water, at a specific temperature with just the right amount of shade.