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  • Video: Would you rather have a Hershey bar or a 10-ounce bar of silver?

    07/13/2015 1:47:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the IJR, a timewaster while we wait for John Kerry to secure peace in our time in Vienna, the terms of which are reportedly shaping up exactly as you’d expect. This clip is interesting (assuming the interactions are genuine, which I think they are) but not for the reason intended. You’re supposed to conclude, I guess, that Americans are abject morons in assessing the value of precious metals and/or that Americans are big fat fatties in preferring a quick hit of chocolate to something inedible that’s worth much more. I don’t think it proves either. Many people are morons,...
  • Chocolate, Chocolate, It's Good For Your Heart, Study Finds

    06/22/2015 1:32:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | June 19, 2015 5:03 AM ET | Allison Aubrey
    Here's a sweet notion: Eat a little chocolate each day and you could be doing your heart a favor. A new study published in the journal Heart found that habitual chocolate eaters had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes compared to people who didn't eat chocolate. So, what is it about chocolate that could possibly lead to such a benefit? Well, when you strip out the sugar and milk that's added to chocolate, you're left with the cocoa bean. And it's the compounds in the cocoa that researchers are most interested in. The study is part of a...
  • I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

    05/28/2015 8:35:16 AM PDT · by Drango · 65 replies
    io9.com ^ | 5/27/15 | John Bohannon
    Slim by Chocolate! the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europes largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it ricocheted around the internet and beyond, making news in more than 20 countries and half a dozen languages. It was discussed on television news shows. It appeared in glossy print, most recently in the June issue of Shape magazine (Why You Must Eat Chocolate Daily, page...
  • Murder suspect smears face with feces in Jeff. Parish court, says 'Life is like a box of chocolates'

    03/12/2015 10:50:46 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 14 replies
    New Orleans Advocate ^ | 3/13/15 | CHAD CALDER
    A man charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of a Terrytown woman smeared feces on his face Thursday morning during a status hearing in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna. Bryan Schwartz, 27, of Henderson, Kentucky, apparently got a handful of his own feces while in court just before 10 a.m. and began rubbing it on his face. One person said he could be heard at one point saying, Life is like a box of chocolates, a line from the movie Forrest Gump.
  • Impossible to Resist: Addictive Food Report

    02/28/2015 5:44:37 AM PST · by xzins · 59 replies
    CBN ^ | February 25, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    If you feel like it is impossible to put certain foods down, there could be a reason. A new report is naming some of the most addictive foods and explaining why they are so hard to resist. According to the Huffington Post, the following foods are among the most addictive: pizza, chocolate, chips, cookies, and ice cream. The report shows foods that cause the most mental distress and physical discomfort are highly processed, as well as high in added fats and sugars. Food is not currently classified as an addiction, but experts say it can impact how you feel.
  • Does Obama Love America or Islam?

    02/23/2015 4:39:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Walk into a store and youll see piles of red and pink in the Clearance box. Everything from heart-shaped cards and boxes of chocolate candy to plastic flowers and teddy bears clutching plush red hearts will be 50 percent off because Valentines Day comes but once a year. And Valentines Day is over.
  • Chocolate snorting offers new way to a cocoa high

    02/06/2015 10:14:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 02-06-2015 | By Miranda Alexander-Webber
    BRUGES, Belgium (Reuters) - When Belgian chocolatier Dominique Persoone created a chocolate-sniffing device for a Rolling Stones party in 2007, he never imagined demand would stretch much beyond the rock 'n' roll scene. But, seven years later, he has sold 25,000 of them. Inspired by a device his grandfather used to propel tobacco snuff up his nose, Persoone created a 'Chocolate Shooter' to deliver a hit of Dominican Republic or Peruvian cocoa powder, mixed with mint and either ginger or raspberry. "The mint and the ginger really tinkle your nose," the 46-year-old said in his chocolate factory in the medieval...
  • Sticky situation: Outrage as Cadbury banned in US

    01/28/2015 2:05:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    CNBC via MSN ^ | 1/28/15 | Holly Ellyatt
    Angry British chocolate lovers have vented their anger at a lawsuit brought by Hershey's (HSY), which effectively bars the import of chocolates made in the U.K. by Cadbury, a British brand well-loved by expats. Using the hashtag #boycotthershey, fans of Cadbury products, such as the iconic Dairy Milk bars and Cadbury Creme Eggs, called for a boycott of the American chocolate giant on Twitter and Facebook. A protest petition on MoveOn.org had over 22,000 signatures by 1 p.m. GMT on Wednesday. It comes after Hershey's, which holds a license to manufacture Cadbury chocolates in the U.S., agreed on a settlement...
  • Candy company creates Chocolates for Choice for abortion giant Planned Parenthood

    01/12/2015 2:46:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 12, 2015 | saynsumthn.
    As Valentines Day approaches love birds in the St Louis region will be looking for fine chocolates to send their partners. But, if they are pro-life they may want to avoid Kakao Chocolates. According to posts placed on the Facebook page of Planned Parenthood of the St Louis Region, Kakao Chocolate created Chocolates for Choice to help fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthoods December 2nd post reads, Send a gift of Kakao chocolates to yourself or a loved one and proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. Kakao packages are available in three sizes, and start with...
  • 18 Treats To Try Before The World Runs Out Of Chocolate

    11/18/2014 8:55:11 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 16 replies
    Play Buzz via Yahoo.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Staff
    1. A giant chocolate cupcake topped with whoppers. 2. This multi-layered chocolate on chocolate beauty. 3. The wonder that is this frozen chocolate pudding cake. 4. Chocolate doughnuts smothered in delectable chocolate glaze (and sprinkles!).
  • The worlds biggest chocolate-maker says were running out of chocolate

    11/17/2014 10:38:15 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 93 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2014 | Roberto A. Ferdman
    There's no easy way to say this: You're eating too much chocolate, all of you. And it's getting so out of hand that the world could be headed towards a potentially disastrous scenario if it doesn't stop. Those are, roughly speaking, the words of two huge chocolate makers, Mars, Inc. and Barry Callebaut. And there's some data to back them up. Chocolate deficits, whereby farmers produce less cocoa than the world eats, are becoming the norm. Already, we are in the midst of what could be the longest streak of consecutive chocolate deficits in more than 50 years. It also...
  • Manufacturers warn that the world may soon run out of chocolate

    11/17/2014 9:00:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 11/17/2014 | Catherine Garcia
    Start hoarding those Hershey's Kisses and stockpile your Snickers: The world could soon experience a chocolate shortage. Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, two of the world's largest chocolate makers, say that's the path we're headed down. They cite a perfect storm of factors: Less cocoa is being produced as more and more people are devouring chocolate. In 2013, consumers ate about 70,000 metric tons more cocoa than was produced, The Washington Post reports, and that deficit could go up to 1 million metric tons by 2020. The Ivory Coast and Ghana produce more than 70 percent of the world's cacao...
  • Make fantastic chocolate from raw cocoa beans

    11/16/2014 4:43:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 30, 2014 | astrojeff
    This instructional video is intended to help people make chocolate using simple ingredients and simple equipment. The equipment and method is especially suited for people living in chocolate-growing regions of the tropical Americas, as the equipment is universally available and does not require electric power.
  • Compound in cocoa found to reverse age-related memory loss

    10/26/2014 5:34:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 26, 2014 | Fredrick Kunkle
    In case anyone needed another reason to love chocolate, a new study suggests that a natural compound found in cocoa, tea and some vegetables can reverse age-related memory loss. The findings suggest that the compound increases connectivity and, subsequently, blood flow in a region of the brain critical to memory, the researchers said. Researchers said that if a person had the memory of a typical 60-year-old at the beginning of the study, after three months, on average, that persons memory would function more like a 30- or 40-year-olds. The researchers also cautioned that more work is needed because of the...
  • 'Two Ferns' star coins Obama nickname ('chocolate freedom')

    10/15/2014 2:22:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/14 | Justin Sink
    A meal in the White House mess before taping the Between Two Ferns episode credited with boosting enrollment in ObamaCare, gave comedian Zach Galifianakis the idea for a new nickname for President Obama. Before we went to interview the president, I ate in the White House with his staff - you know, young, six to eight of them. Theres a restaurant in the White House, Galifianakis said during an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. You dont have to pay, but theres a dessert menu, the comedian continued. And on the dessert menu, theres something called Chocolate Freedom....
  • Ebola threatens chocolate

    10/13/2014 10:24:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | Updated: 10/13/14 10:10 AM EDT | By BILL TOMSON
    Ebola is threatening much of the worlds chocolate supply. Ivory Coast, the worlds largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient in M&Ms, Butterfingers and Snickers Bars, has shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major crimp on the workforce needed to pick the beans that end up in chocolate bars and other treats just as the harvest season begins. The West African nation of about 20 million also known as Cte DIvoire has yet to experience a single case of Ebola, but the outbreak already could raise prices. The worlds chocolate makers have taken notice....
  • Now its time to panic. Ebola threatens global chocolate supply

    10/12/2014 12:25:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    First off, we should probably get to the headline swamping the news outlets this morning. A second case of Ebola, contracted in the United States, has been confirmed in Texas. The patient is a health care worker who was in contact with the the original victim from Liberia who passed away this week. A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died last week, has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test, the state’s department of health said in a statement.The health care worker reported having a...
  • Could Ebola Affect Chocolate Supplies?

    10/11/2014 12:47:00 PM PDT · by bgill · 37 replies
    Newsplex ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | CBS MoneyWatch
    West Africa produces nearly three-quarters of the world's cocoa -- with the nations of Ivory Coast and Ghana responsible for 60 percent of that supply. And while Ebola has not yet appeared in those two nations, their proximity to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone -- the current epicenters of the Ebola outbreak -- have led to concerns that any continued spread of the disease could also cause a major disruption in cocoa production, and another spike in world cocoa prices.
  • Is nothing sacred? Forest Service says drop chocolate, add fruit to your s'mores

    09/05/2014 5:40:48 PM PDT · by workerbee · 34 replies
    Fox ^ | 9/5/14 | Todd Starnes
    This perfectly captures what is wrong with our government. Hard-earned tax dollars supporting bureaucrats who cant pass up an opportunity to tell us how to live our lives, [House Majority Leader, Kevin] McCarthy wrote. For the things that government is supposed to do like confront terrorist groups we dont have a strategy, but for things Americans are supposed to be able to do for themselves like figuring out the best ingredients for smores government bureaucrats have that figured out.
  • Farmers Who Grow Cocoa Beans Taste Chocolate For The First Time...(Vid + Article)

    07/31/2014 3:21:16 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 29, 2014 | Cate Matthews
    Chocolate. Whatever your preferred form or flavor is, the love of it is something that feels universal, shared between us. We come together over dinner for it, celebrate birthdays and holidays with it. The industry that produces chocolate crisscrosses the entire world. But for the cocoa bean farmers from M'batto, Ivory Coast, seen in the video above, that connection didn't come full circle until Selay Marius Kouassi, guest correspondent for Metropolis TV, visited and offered them a taste of their first chocolate bar. Ivory Coast, a small country on the west coast of Africa, is the world's leading producer of...
  • Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    07/09/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-9-14 | Campbell Robertson
    NEW ORLEANS C. Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans who was convicted in February on corruption charges, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday in federal court in New Orleans. Mr. Nagin was found guilty in February on 20 counts, most relating to kickbacks from contractors looking for city work. The sentence was imposed by Judge Ginger Berrigan of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Mr. Nagin, a Democrat, was arrested in January 2013, nearly three years after he left office. He was charged with taking kickbacks in the form of...
  • How Dark Chocolate, Not Milk Chocolate, May Help Blood Flow

    07/02/2014 4:44:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | July 02, 2014 | Allison Aubrey
    The idea that eating cocoa-rich, dark chocolate may offer greater health benefits than milk chocolate is not new. Cocoa is loaded with compounds called polyphenols that have been shown to help our bodies fend off inflammation and maybe even improve our moods. And now a small study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association offers evidence of another possible benefit: improving vascular health by increasing blood flow. Researchers studied patients with peripheral artery disease, or PAD, which affects about 20 percent of adults older than 70 in the U.S. and other Western countries. People who have PAD can...
  • Eatery Invents Chocolate Fried Chicken

    06/25/2014 6:22:32 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 18 replies
    Foxbusiness.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Fox Business Staff
    If your wondering what to have for lunch today.
  • Muslims Declare Jihad Against Cadbury after...

    05/27/2014 5:57:09 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/14 | JULIAN ROBINSON
    ...after two batches of chocolate ended up with pork DNA Muslim groups in Malaysia call for holy war against chocolate maker Confectionery giant accused of 'crossing the line' after pork traces found Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Almond 'tested positive for traces of porcine DNA' Company recalls two batches of their product amid threats of legal action Groups call for Cadbury factories to be 'shut down immediately' Malaysian Muslims have called for a holy war against the confectionery giant Cadbury after pork DNA was found in some of its products. A group of more than 20 Malay-Muslim organisations say they...
  • Malaysian Muslim groups call for jihad on Cadbury after pork traces found in chocolate

    05/27/2014 5:08:41 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 27, 2014 | Josie Ensor
    Muslim groups are calling for a boycott of Cadbury after two if its products sold in predominately Islamic Malaysia were found to contain traces of pork. The discovery was made during a periodic check for non-halal ingredients in food products by the country's Ministry of Health, which confirmed porcine DNA traces in its bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond.
  • Resveratrol in the diet is no help at all, study says

    05/13/2014 11:57:57 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5-12-14 | Melissa Healy
    o you've been feeling virtuous quaffing red wine, nibbling on dark chocolate and popping grapes, thinking you're reaping the life-extending, disease-fighting, health-promoting benefits of resveratrol. You'll need to think again, suggests a new study, which finds that high levels of resveratrol consumed as part of a regular diet are not linked to lower levels of cancer, cardiovascular disease or inflammation, and do not appear to prolong life. The latest research on the promising polyphenol was conducted on the senior population of two villages in the Chianti region of Italy -- 783 men and women 65 and older whose health and...
  • Passenger wIelded a Toblerone 'like a sword' and demanded to be Flown to Sochi to Watch Olympics

    04/18/2014 2:27:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A Finnish man attempted to 'hijack' a plane using a Toblerone chocolate bar, demanding to be taken to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics. Antti Oskari Manselius, 23, from Finland, had wrapped two economy class blankets around his head, wearing a third as a cape when he waved the chocolate bar 'like a sword' as he walked towards the cockpit. Manselius also made a false bomb threat on the Cathay Pacific flight from Amsterdam to Hong Kong on February 14, and said he was robbing the plane, airplane staff said. SNIP He said he was trying to entertain...
  • Why dark chocolate really IS good for you:

    03/22/2014 8:06:52 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-21-14 | Victoria Woollaston
    Love dark chocolate? Now you can eat it with much less guilt because scientists have discovered why it is so good for us. Previous studies have found daily consumption of dark chocolate reduces blood pressure and is good for the heart. Now scientists have discovered why this happens - and its down to how our guts ferment the fibre in cocoa beans. Researcher Maria Moore, from Louisiana State University said: 'We found that there are two kinds of microbes in the gut: the 'good' ones and the 'bad' ones. 'The good microbes, such as Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria, feast...
  • Study to Test Chocolate Pills for Heart Health

    03/17/2014 3:07:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Mar 17, 2014 | Marilynn Marchione
    It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The pills are so packed with nutrients that you'd have to eat countless candy bars to get the amount being tested in this study, which will enroll 18,000 men and women across the U.S. ``People eat chocolate because they enjoy it,'' not because they think it's good for them, and the idea of the study is to see whether there are health benefits from chocolate's...
  • Closing arguments in the Ray Nagin corruption trial present the former mayor as predator, or prey

    02/10/2014 9:14:50 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 2/10/14 | Mark Waller
    Closing arguments in the Ray Nagin corruption trial on Monday centered on whether the former New Orleans mayor was a predator focused on helping himself or prey for an assortment of shady operators. The prosecution portrayed Nagin as an opportunist who pursued businessmen under pressure to win city business, targeting them to line his own pockets. The defense characterized those contractors -- some of whom suffer from their own legal and financial problems -- as scheming to use Nagin without his knowledge, and now eager to testify to help their own situations. After the lawyers made their final pitches, the...
  • Firefighters Refuse to Help Man, He Dies

    01/30/2014 10:40:58 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    Newser ^ | 01/30/2014 | Evann Gastaldo
    77-year-old collapsed across street from DC firehouse (Newser) – Marie Mills' father collapsed Saturday afternoon in a shopping center parking lot across the street from a Washington, DC, firehouse—but firefighters didn't rush to his aid, despite repeated pleas for help, and Medric "Cecil" Mills, 77, died of a heart attack. Marie Mills tells WTTG that bystanders were "screaming and hollering" at a firefighter across the street, and three people even ran over to Engine 26, but they were told rescuers could not respond until 911 was called, the Washington Post reports. Sources say that when 911 was called, an...
  • (Democrat New Orleans) Ex-Mayor Nagin goes on trial for bribery charges (finally)

    01/27/2014 2:46:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 26, 2014 | Michael Kunzelman and Kevin McGill
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who led the city during its darkest days after Hurricane Katrina, will be thrust back into the spotlight this week when he goes on trial in a corruption case that mushroomed at the end of his eight-year tenure. [Snip] Nagin's 21-count indictment includes bribery and wire fraud charges, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years and 20 years in prison, respectively.
  • Chocolate and red wine can help stave off diabetes (Antioxidants regulate blood glucose)

    01/20/2014 7:50:22 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 24 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20 January 2014 | Jenny Hope
    It sounds like the ingredient list for an indulgent dessert. But red wine, chocolate and strawberries are more than a guilty pleasure. They could all help guard against diabetes. A study found for the first time the high content of flavonoids found in berry fruits may regulate blood glucose levels, and stave off type 2 diabetes. Flavonoids are antioxidant compounds found in plants, as well as tea, red wine and chocolate, which can protect against a wide range of diseases, including heart disease, hypertension, some cancers and dementia. The study found the main protective effect came from higher intakes of...
  • Hershey's to make 3-D chocolate printer

    01/17/2014 6:57:22 AM PST · by shove_it · 58 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 16 Jan 2014 | Steve Hargreaves
    Because apparently Americans don't have easy enough access to junk food, soon getting a candy bar could be as easy as hitting "print." 3D Systems (DDD) announced a deal with Hershey's (HSY, Fortune 500) Thursday to collaborate on developing a 3-D printer that makes chocolate and other edible products. In a statement, 3D Systems said making printers that print chocolate is a good way to help the relatively new technology go mainstream. Hershey sees it as a great delivery system for its products. "Whether it's creating a whole new form of candy or developing a new way to produce it,...
  • How To Make a Brownie in a Mug IN 5 minutes

    12/17/2013 5:57:01 PM PST · by virgil283 · 34 replies
    Hungry? Need a sweet? Nothing in the house? Make a brownie in a mug...."By now I'm sure everyone and their grandmother has seen the Dizzy Dee microwave chocolate cake in a mug. However, whenever I've made it, I've found it to be somewhat gelatinous and, quite frankly, not really chocolatey. In its stead, here's a brownie recipe that I've been using for a while and with which I've gotten MUCH better result. Note: This really is more for those of you who prefer "fudgey" brownies to "cakey" ones." .....Patriot cooking;
  • Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

    11/04/2013 7:26:15 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/4/13 | Carey Nershi
    I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict. One that had an especially strong penchant for candy. And while I've managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats. Being able to create them without preservatives or strange ingredients makes this a justifiable weakness, I'd dare say.
  • (Signs of the Apocalypse) Name 'Allah' Found on Chocolate Crunchie Bar, Boy Then Gobbles Snack

    11/02/2013 8:34:27 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Ahlul Bayt News Agency ^ | 2013/11/02 | Ahlul Bayt News Agency
    U.K.: Boy Finds Name of 'Allah' on Last Crunchie Chocolate Biscuit in the Packet Little Imran Abdur-Rahman, seven, spotted the Arabic letters in his Cadbury's Crunchie biscuit he was about to scoff. Dad Mohammed, 36, who took the picture, told the Manchester Evening News: He recognised it straight away and came running to me. "I looked at it and I was surprised to see that was exactly what it was. "Imran is not very patient and when he'd shown it to me he said 'dad, give it back now. I want to eat it.' It all happened quite quickly, I...
  • Leicester academic finds 'first' iced chocolate recipe

    09/02/2013 2:15:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8-31-13
    A university academic says she believes she has uncovered the first English recipes for iced chocolate desserts. Dr Kate Loveman, from the University of Leicester, said she found the recipes in manuscripts which belonged to the Earl of Sandwich in 1668. At the time, the chocolate treats came with a health warning for damaging the stomach, heart and lungs. The research also shows some of the regular themes in chocolate advertising across the centuries. Dr Loveman, a senior lecturer in 17th and 18th Century English literature, said she was looking through a Samuel Pepys journal when she came across a...
  • Russia hits at Ukraine with chocolate war

    08/14/2013 12:33:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 14 August 2013
    Russias consumer rights watchdog, Rospotrebnadzo, banned imports of Ukrainian confectionery giant Roshens products on 29 July, two days after a visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Ukraine, marked by a cooling of relations with his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovich. According to the Russian press, the so-called chocolate war with Russia could cost Roshen an estimated $200 million. In the meantime, Russia asked Belarus and Kazakhstan, as members of its Customs Union, to ban Roshens products. The Moscow Times recalled that Roshen is not the first Ukrainian producer to get banned from Russia. Onishchenko stopped the supply of...
  • This Cupcake Costs $750. Repeat: This Cupcake Costs $750.

    08/13/2013 6:30:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Thrillist ^ | Matthew Parvis
    This cupcake costs $750. Repeat: this cupcake costs $750. Maybe you shouldn't get one for everyone in the third-grade class. Meet the $750 Decadence D'Or cupcake at Sweet Surrender inside the Palazzo. It's encased in a hand-blown sugar fleur-de-lis and crafted using chocolates that get more special attention during production than Rip Torn when the movie's shot in a whiskey bar. It's arguably better than the Hostess version. Here's how it breaks down: The Cake: Made from Palmira Single Estate chocolate, which was developed by Valrhona, a French chocolatier who planted a series of Criollo bean trees to create...
  • What's In Chocolate, Cocoa That Might Benefit Brain Health?

    08/08/2013 7:17:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    FORBES ^ | Aug 8, 2013 | Alice G Walton
    In the new study, the team from Harvard randomly assigned 60 elderly people to drink two cups of flavanol-rich or flavanol-poor cocoa every day for a month. There weren't any overall differences between the high- and low-flavanol groups in terms of cognitive abilities, so the researchers looked a little deeper. They found that people who had compromised blood flow to the brain and white matter damage at the beginning of the study did show a difference after drinking the cocoa for a month: Blood flow in their brains improved by about 8%, and the time it took them to complete...
  • Heat-resistant chocolate within reach, Cadbury maker says

    06/10/2013 1:12:08 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 10, 2013 | TOSIN SULAIMAN
    JOHANNESBURG - Snacks company Mondelez International Inc is close to introducing heat-resistant chocolate it can sell at market stalls in Africa and some of the world's hottest places, a senior executive said on Thursday. The maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies has spent at least ten years on research and is close to introducing the new snacks to consumers, according to Lawrence MacDougall, the company's president for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA), although he declined to give a specific date for the roll-out. He gave no details on the content of the chocolate, how it tasted or...
  • Joe Biden's CHOCOLATE BULLETS - In ACTION (Video)

    05/22/2013 10:51:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 5-22-2013 | taofledermaus
    We wanted to find out if chocolate bullets would make the country a happier place. You be the judge. The shooter is Matt from JackIsMyCopilot channel. Thank you for your assistance!
  • 103 Year Old Recalls Chocolate Deprivation World War I

    05/20/2013 3:37:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | May 19, 2013
    This recollection was submitted to my Chocolate Chronicle--please submit your favorite chocolate recollections, especially if they may have Jewish connections. Dr. Marcus eats chocolate every day of his life and has reached the amazing age of 103. He remembers: 'I was the youngest of four children, the only boy. I had one Father and four Mothers. We owned one large Swiss chocolate bar. When World War I broke out in 1914, my Father showed us children the bar and said you can look at it, but you cannot eat it until the war is over, then each of you will...
  • N. Korea Threatens Nuclear Strike On Tokyo In Event Of War, Or If Japan Downs Test Missile

    04/12/2013 4:01:54 AM PDT · by Fennie · 53 replies
    RT News ^ | April 12, 2013
    Pyongyang warned that Tokyo would be its primary target if war broke out on the Korean Peninsula, if Japan maintains its "hostile posture." It also threatened a nuclear strike against the island nation if it intercepts any North Korean test missiles. In the comments, carried by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Friday, Pyongyang lambasted Tokyo's standing orders to shoot down any North Korean missile heading towards Japan, Seoul-based Yonhap news agency reports.
  • L.A.s chocolate prince reigns overseas ( Right Here in California --)

    01/24/2013 12:25:56 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    businesswithoutborders.com ^ | Monday October 1st, 2012 | Sarah Treleaven
    Its fair to say that Jonathan Grahm, known in some circles as the chocolate prince, is big in Japan. Years ago, the Los Angeles-based chocolatier won a competition in Tokyo the only American in a sea of Old World European expertise and has been racing to keep up with demand there ever since. His refined truffles are available in department stores across Japan, and this year he had 72 Valentines Day popup shops.Chocolatier Jonathan Grahm, president of CompartesIn Japan, they thought American chocolate was M&Ms, and its nice to shatter those stereotypes, says Grahm.While other international projects ...
  • Anger as US inspectors target Swiss chocolate

    09/08/2012 3:00:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies
    The Local Europe AB ^ | 07 Sep 2012 | Malcolm Curtis
    Because of the importance of the US market, chocolate manufacturers in Switzerland are submitting to Uncle Sams intrusion in their factories but they are not happy about it. The fact that a foreign authority is involved in our Swiss businesses is unseemly, Daniel Bloch, of Chocolats Camille Bloch, told Handelszeitung, the German-language business journal. The newspaper has discovered that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to inspect 21 chocolate factories and 18 dairies in Switzerland. The move is part of the implementation of Americas Food Safety Modernization Act, new legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama last...
  • Chocolate may help reduce stroke risk in men

    08/29/2012 11:29:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:45AM BST 30 Aug 2012 | (Source: agencies)
    Regularly indulging in chocolate may actually help men decrease their risk of having a stroke, according to a Swedish study. Researchers writing in the journal Neurology found that of more than 37,000 men followed for a decade, those who ate the most chocolatetypically the equivalent of one-third of a cup of chocolate chipshad a 17 per cent lower risk of stroke than men who avoided chocolate. The study is hardly the first to link chocolate to cardiovascular benefits, with several previous ones suggesting that chocolate fans have lower rates of certain risks for heart disease and stroke, like high blood...
  • Bring On The Chocolate: Study Finds Chocolate Can Protect From Skin Cancer

    08/05/2012 3:42:50 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    947TheWave ^ | July 29, 2012 | Brie?
    A new article in Allure magazine is so sweet it will make you shed tears of joy! Chocolate can protect you from skin cancer! It turns out chocolate doesnt just provide comfort on a rough day a new study reports that chocolate helps protect against UV rays. Better yet, this isnt a matter of slathering chocolate fondue all over your body. The Journal of Nutrition reports that the superfood contains antioxidants epicatechin and catechin that shield skin from the sun- only when you eat it. Women who consumed 326 milligrams of high-flavanol cocoa per day for 12 weeks had...
  • Ohio Thief Steals $600-Worth of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

    06/20/2012 5:13:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 20, 2012 | Jennifer Abbey
    A Lorain, Ohio, Sunoco is having trouble with a Reese Cup bandit. A repeat thief has stolen $400- to $600-worth of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups from the Sunoco in the past several months, according to Lorain Police. He returned to the Oberlin Avenue store at 1 a.m. Tuesday and stole an unknown amount of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and a bag of chips. The clerk working at the Sunoco Tuesday blocked the door but the thief pushed his way past him, police said. The clerk was not injured. Employees of the Sunoco have nicknamed the thief the Reese Cup bandit....