This blog is about the weirdness of global trade… and the
lengths (literally) we go for chocolate.
The wrapper on my Marks & Spencer (M&S) valentine chocolates read: “Made with our exclusive British Milk chocolate recipe, Made in
Incredibly, it seemed that a firm in South Africa (SA) was targeting local people with a taste for British chocolate, and somehow M&S
sourced them for sale in the UK!
Was this I wondered another example of fuel miles not being
built into food production costs (see “food miles”), like apples from the Cape or Kenyan flowers at petrol stations?