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If you don't know much about China, find someone who does. Daniel Gross, Slate's "Moneybox" columnist, wondered why he had so much trouble finding a chocolate bar in China.
One person responded that the West was withholding what we consider a delicious treat until China forgives our debt. Others suggested the Chinese haven't developed a taste for very sweet foods. Some talked about lingering effects from last year's tainted-milk scandal.
How can companies such as Hershey (NYSE: HSY ) , Nestle, Mars, and Cadbury (NYSE: CBY ) -- which Kraft (NYSE: KFT ) is trying to take over -- make it big in China? What about Sara Lee (NYSE: SLE ) and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD ) ? Right now, the Chinese account for about 2% of global chocolate sales. But what happens if the Chinese just don't have a taste for what you're selling?
I don't know. That's why I'm asking you. Let your fellow Fools know what you think in the comments box below. Meanwhile, know that Gross finally found chocolate: "On my last day in Beijing, in a little convenience store a stone's throw from Tiananmen Square, I found a slightly dusty Dove dark chocolate bar."