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ABC - The Real Deal: Buying Valentine's Day Chocolates

By: ABC
February 11, 2016

"Valentine's Day is Sunday, and if you're buying chocolate, expect to pay more for it.

Nearly 70 percent of Americans prefer receiving chocolate over flowers for the holiday, but with a chocolate shortage this year, you'll want to make sure you know exactly what you're buying.

So we came to the chocolate lab at the Institute of Culinary Education in Lower Manhattan for answers.

Former executive chef at Le Bernadin but current creative director at ICE, Michael Laiskonis says you get what you pay for. He runs the bean to bar lab like a scientist.

He says percentages of cocoa you see on the packaging isn't about quality, but quantity."

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