Hold on to your belts! A chocolate shortage might be coming our way.
A new study, which was ironically released the day before Valentine’s Day — a holiday that tests the number of chocolates you can stomach before collapsing into a coma (answer: 12) — states that demand for cocoa products is skyrocketing in developing countries, where the supply isn’t exactly thriving due to poor farming methods.
To put things in context, the average American consumes an average of 286 chocolate bars in a year alone, which call for producers to plant 10 cacao trees for every individual. That’s a lot of chocolate.
Since we’re all about living our best lives here at PEOPLE, we rounded up our favorite chocolate recipes to help combat feelings of loneliness this possible shortage might be stirring up at this moment. We’re here for you — and so is chocolate (for now.)
Chocolate Recipes to Help You Feel Whole Again