$2 chocolate bar brings $16/pound to maker (20x what the farmer gets)

"Ghanaian cocoa farmers are getting about 77 cents per pound, where a high-end maker selling 2-ounce chocolate bars for $9 apiece earns $72 per pound. Even your basic $2 bar brings in $16 per pound, about 20 times what the farmer gets."

Source: Kristy Leissle, "The Chocolate Fix," Yes! 67, (2013): 29.

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