News from 2012
News from 2013
The cocoa crisis: why the world’s stash of chocolate is melting away | Life and style | The Guardian
News from 2014
Chocolate prices to double as
world runs out of cocoa - ABC North Coast NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation
News From 2015
And some news from 2016
Cocoa patterns move in radical directions with many extreme spikes and is very normal for leveraged instruments like futures. All sorts of problems have besieged the cocoa market and I think the price pattern is legit created by true supply and demand situations. Of course cocoa would also be seasonal, so that explains any sudden crashes that may occur.
Either way cocoa should exceed the 1976 peak at some point in the future.