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  • Chocolate is better for your cough than cough syrup, study says

    01/16/2019 8:00:04 AM PST · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    6ABC ^ | January 16, 2019
    NEW YORK -- It may sound too good to be true, but researchers now say indulging in that piece of chocolate is actually the best cure for your cough. A research group from a university in England randomly prescribed more than 160 patients either regular cough medicine or a chocolate-based medicine. Patients on the chocolate-based medication reported improving more quickly than those on regular cough syrup.
  • Hateful surprise: Offensive toy found inside Kinder chocolate egg

    01/11/2019 4:02:07 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 47 replies
    The Sun ^ | January 10, 2019 | Hana Carter
    Parents have expressed outrage over the "racist" design of a limited edition Kinder Egg toy, with one mum saying that she was "sickened". A large number of people took to Facebook to post photos of the "nasty" plastic toy.
  • Mondelēz's Toblerone boycotted by European far-right because of halal certification

    12/24/2018 9:12:08 AM PST · by bgill · 18 replies
    kvue ^ | Dec. 24, 2018 | Zlati Meyer
    Europe's far-right community is boycotting Toblerone chocolate after learning that the sweet is now halal. The certification that enables practicing Muslims to eat the well-known triangular chocolate actually came in April, but a social media post by a spokesman for the far-right Alternative for Germany party, known as AfD, brought it to the forefront last week. Then came the hashtag #BoycottToblerone, which has since spread to other countries, including England, France and the Netherlands... Deerfield, Illinois-based Mondelēz International, which owns Toblerone, told CNN that the production process for the chocolate made in a factory in Bern, Switzerland, didn't need to...
  • PATHETIC!!! Sickening politically correct Nestle Crunch ad panders to Muslims and the SJW crowd

    12/19/2018 9:02:10 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 71 replies
    Nov. 30, 2018 | Nestle
    How utterly pathetic. This Muslim-pandering, virtue-signaling, cringe-inducing ad from Nestle is so blatantly over the top in its sickening political correctness and Islamophilia that it will make you heave: "Fatima" celebrates how American she is with a Nestle Crunch bar.
  • Iconic Swiss chocolate becomes Halal to conform with Islamic purity law

    12/18/2018 2:41:09 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 53 replies
    Toblerone, the iconic triangular shaped chocolate bars have been made halal to meet the demands of the Islamic market. The change, that silently took place in April this year, has now been revealed to Swiss newspaper Blick. Owned by the American food company Mondelez, all Toblerone bars are being produced in the Swiss city of Bern. A spokeswoman of the company explains to Blick that since April the sweets comply with the Islamic purity law and ingredients and production now meet halal standards. She says the “Toblerone’s original recipe remained unchanged”. She justifies the change with Toblerone’s status as export...
  • World’s oldest chocolate was made 5300 years ago—in a South American rainforest

    11/04/2018 12:35:57 PM PST · by ETL · 40 replies
    ScienceMag.com ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | Colin Barras
    Our love affair with chocolate is much older than we thought, and newly discovered traces of cocoa on ancient pots suggest it started in the rainforests of what is now Ecuador some 5300 years ago. That’s nearly 1500 years older than earlier evidence, and it shifts the nexus of cocoa production from Central America to the upper Amazon. “This is an incredibly strong demonstration,” says Rosemary Joyce, an archaeologist at the University of California, Berkeley, who was not involved in the new study. “It puts to rest any lingering claims that the use of [cocoa] pods … was an invention...
  • Gillum intern arrested in Florida for throwing chocolate milk at College Republicans

    11/03/2018 12:56:40 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 58 replies
    https://www.foxnews.com ^ | Nov 3, 2018 | Caleb Parke
    An intern for Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has been arrested and charged with battery after she threw chocolate milk on a group of College Republicans tabling on campus.
  • The Indians of the Ecuadorian Amazon were using cocoa 5,300 years ago

    11/02/2018 11:06:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | October 30, 2018 | presse@cirad.fr
    Traces of cocoa dating back 5300 years have been found in ancient pots in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This is the oldest proof of cocoa use ever found. It predates the domestication of cocoa by the Olmec and the Maya in Central America by some 1500 years. This evidence was collected in the southern Ecuadorian Amazon, at the Santa Ana La Florida (SALF) archaeological site near Palanda, discovered 16 years ago by the archaeologist Francisco Valdez and his Franco-Ecuadorian team (IRD/INPC) (2). The Mayo Chinchipe, the oldest known Amerindian civilization in the upper Amazon, had consumed cocoa almost continuously from at...
  • 'Coconut Is Pure Poison' (Harvard Professor)

    08/22/2018 11:27:29 AM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 175 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 20, 2018 | Valentina Resetarits
    ‘…During the lecture, titled "Coconut Oil and other Nutritional Errors," Karin Michels has made herself very clear with regard to dietary recommendations, and underlined that coconut oil is not healthy. Its superfood status had already come under scrutiny last year after the American Heart Association (AHA) updated its guidelines, which recommended that people avoid the saturated fatty acids found in coconut oil. Michels went a step further than to recommend avoiding the foodstuff, saying "coconut oil is pure poison" and "is one of the worst foods you can eat." There's no study showing significant health benefits to coconut-oil consumption. And,...
  • Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwes

    08/13/2018 7:37:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 13, 2018, | Pennsylvania State University
    Historically, scarlet macaws lived from South America to eastern coastal Mexico and Guatemala, thousands of miles from the American Southwest. Previously, researchers thought that ancestral Puebloan people might have traveled to these natural breeding areas and brought birds back, but the logistics of transporting adolescent birds are difficult. None of the sites where these early macaw remains were found contained evidence of breeding—eggshells, pens or perches. "We were interested in the prehistoric scarlet macaw population history and the impacts of human direct management," said George. "Especially any evidence for directed breeding or changes in the genetic diversity that could co-occur...
  • Scarlet Macaw Skeletons Point to Early Emergence of Pueblo Hierarchy

    06/23/2015 11:56:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    New work on the skeletal remains of scarlet macaws found in an ancient Pueblo settlement indicates that social and political hierarchies may have emerged in the American Southwest earlier than previously thought. Researchers determined that the macaws, whose brilliant red and blue feathers are highly prized in Pueblo culture, were persistently traded hundreds of miles north from Mesoamerica starting in the early 10th century, at least 150 years before the origin of hierarchy is usually attributed. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that the acquisition and control of macaws, along with other valued...
  • Berlin Airlift 'Candy Bomber' still dropping sweets from the sky after 70 years

    08/01/2018 5:27:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    ABC ^ | July 25, 2018 | Janet Weinstein
    A World War II veteran who has been delivering sweet surprises from the sky for 70 years continues to brings smiles to the faces of children as the "Candy Bomber.” "There's something magical about a chocolate bar come floatin' out of the sky," Col. Gail "Hal" Halvorsen told ABC News. "It's tied on an actual parachute. Hopefully, some kids appreciate it." Halvorsen, 97, started his candy drops when he was a U.S. pilot for the Allied forces during the Berlin Airlift. In 1948, the Russians cut off food and supplies to West Berlin, Germany. The United States and its allies...
  • Chocolate milk may be better than sports drinks for exercise recovery

    07/13/2018 8:26:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    Yahoooo! ^ | July 12, 2018 | [Reuters] By Lisa Rapaport
    Athletes who drink chocolate milk during exercise or after a hard workout may recover just as quickly as they would with sports drinks, a research review suggests. What people eat and drink during intense exercise and afterward can impact how well their muscles recover and how rapidly their body replaces fluids and electrolytes lost during the workout, previous research has found. Most studies assessing whether drinks with carbohydrates and electrolytes, or with protein, might aid recovery have been too small to draw firm conclusions about which beverages are the best option, the authors of the new review write in European...
  • Mixed-race family asks Blue Bell Ice Cream to change flavor name to be more inclusive

    06/22/2018 6:06:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 185 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2018 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    The mother of a mixed-race family is asking a popular ice cream manufacturer to change the name of one of its flavors to be more inclusive. Traci Schmidley says she is a mother of six and a foster mom to more. Some of her children are black and some are white. She says it was her 10-year-old son who first noticed the name of the ice cream, "The Great Divide." "The Great Divide" is half vanilla and half chocolate. The container has a line right down the middle dividing the off-white vanilla from the chocolate brown. When the family bought...
  • Massive chocolate spill shuts highway after tanker truck crash

    05/10/2018 1:10:45 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 9, 2018 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    A Polish highway was shut down on Wednesday when a tanker truck full of liquid chocolate crashed and spilled its contents across the road. Cleanup efforts on the highway were being hampered because the chocolate was quickly cooling and solidifying on the six-lane surface. Crews at the scene said that they needed to ship in hot water to melt the chocolate and wash it away. Senior brigadier Bogdan Kowalski with the fire brigade of Slupca, a town in western Poland, said, "cooling chocolate is worse than snow." TVN24 reported from the site of the accident that the driver was taken...
  • Valentine’s Day

    02/14/2018 7:13:46 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-14-18 | MOTUS
    Is Valentine’s Day not the best made-up holiday ever? It’s a fake holiday for lovers: lovers of flowers, chocolates, puppies…no matter who or what you love there’s something for everyone.Flowers:Puppies:Flower Puppies:Chocolates:Puppies:Chocolate Puppies: And even lovers of sentimental thoughts: But if you still can’t think of a reason to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day, tell me this isn’t reason enough?Now get out there, wear your heart on your butt,and have yourself a merry little holiday…with chocolate. Regardless of it’s race, color, sex or national origin. Sure it’s messy, but what have you got to lose? It’s all good. And I know it’s...
  • German Police Hunt Thieves who Stole 44 Tons of Chocolate

    01/30/2018 3:43:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    570News ^ | Jan 29, 2018
    Police say two truck trailers loaded with 44 tons (48.5 U.S. tons) of chocolate were stolen in southern Germany and there’s no sign of the sticky-fingered perpetrators. Police said Monday the trailers packed with 400,000 euros ($496,100) worth of chocolate were stolen from an industrial park in Freiburg on Friday night. One was found Saturday hauled by a Polish truck that had stopped at a rest area near the German-French border. The driver fled on foot and
  • Worker drowns in vat of chocolate

    07/25/2002 2:57:55 AM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 258+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 7/25/02 | OWEN MORITZ
    A Pennsylvania factory worker has drowned in a 1,200-gallon vat of melted milk chocolate, swallowed up by the gooey, quicksand-like mixture. Yoni Cordon, 19, of Philadelphia, an employee of the Kargher Corp. in Hatfield Township, apparently tumbled from a platform into the 7-foot-deep vat, which is used for mixing and melting chocolate. But nobody saw the accident, and Cordon couldn't save himself. "It was like quicksand," said Jim Viscusi, assistant chief of the Volunteer Medical Service Corps of nearby Lansdale, which was first rescue unit on the scene. "We found the gentleman immersed in the vat. It was not the...
  • Climate Change Insanity: NOAA Study Claims Chocolate Will Become Extinct by 2050

    01/03/2018 6:32:52 AM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    If you’re a chocolate lover like most of normal people out there, boy, do we have bad news for you: according to an official (as in governmental) report courtesy of NOOA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association), due to anthropogenic (as in man-made) climate change/global warming/whatchamacallit, by the year 2050 chocolate will become a thing of the past. Why? Well, due to climate change driven by your gas guzzler, your air conditioner, your latest iPhone or whatever, growing cacao trees will become next to impossible in the not-so-distant future, hence chocolate will suffer the fate of the dodo bird. That means,...
  • Scientists Expect Chocolate to Go Extinct by 2050

    01/02/2018 8:27:51 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 204 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/2/2018 | Elizabeth Sherman
    You may love chocolate, but you should probably start preparing yourself to say goodbye to it: Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have predicted that cacao plants are likely to go extinct as early as 2050 due to climate change. But there’s one glimmer hope on the horizon: Mars—the candy company which makes such chocolate treats as the Snickers and the Twix bar—has teamed up with the University of California on a new method that may help save future cacao crops.