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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mysteries of the Global Supply Chain

Here is a question for the economists:  Why am I taking chocolate bars called "Uganda", purchased at the West Lafayette Walmart, to Mukono, where we are told, chocolate is in short supply?  I'm happy to supply chocolate bars anywhere, since I understand the effects of chocolate deprivation all too well.  It just seems that Uganda, source of cocoa beans, would make its own outstanding chocolate bars. This particular tasty treat arrived in West Lafayette via Belgium, if you can believe the packaging. It says, "Uganda is know for its generally tropical climate and fertile soils blessed by regular rainfall.  Ugandan cocoa beans are highly sought after as consumers have discovered this exciting taste of Africa."
Just saying.

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