Chocolate and Algae. Two words you don’t often see together. But Solazyme, a California algae-oil company, has figured out how to engineer microalgae so they produce an oil that mimics cocoa butter. This is terrific news for those of us who consider chocolate to be a major food group. Why? Global demand for cocoa beans has doubled in the last 30 years and supply hasn’t kept up. Chocolate is getting increasingly expensive. Algae-made cocoa butter may help keep us chocolate fanatics supplied without breaking the bank!