I've blogged previously about my addiction to Dove Dark Chocolate Promises. And I've managed to justify the cost of this indulgence though a combination of using coupons, looking for sales, and grabbing lower-priced packages when I find them (such as at discount stores). I have two bags in my freezer right now, as a matter of fact.
But my sweet days of plentiful Promises may soon be coming to an end. That's because prices for chocolate are heading up -- way up, according to a story in Newser. Chocolate makers have been holding the line on prices in this recessionary climate. But, squeezed by rising costs for ingredients (mainly cocoa), they are likely to hike prices after the Valentine's Day rush is over.
My suggestion: Run out after the holiday and scoop up as much as you can of your favorite treats -- they may even be on sale!