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Hershey increases chocolate prices after 3 years

Fans of Hershey products are going to have to pay a bit more for their favorite sugary confections. An average raise in price of 8% just happened. The cost had previously stayed at the same level since 2011.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Master Spanish chocolatier arrested for spiked candy

Santa Pola - For those chocolate addicts out there, this particular treat would have been an even bigger high. A master "turronero," or nougat-maker, in Spain has been arrested for making chocolates spiked with the main ingredients of magic mushrooms and marijuana.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Setback for Haribo in battle with Switzerland's Lindt

Frankfurt - German sweets maker Haribo suffered a legal setback Friday when a court ruled that Swiss chocolate maker Lindt is not infringing on the patent of Haribo's "gold bear" jellies.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Celebrating Belgian chocolate maker Neuhaus Special

Brussels - Belgium may be a small country, but it is a big deal when it comes to chocolate making. One of the country's best-kept secrets is Neuhaus, a creative chocolatier that invented the praline, was founded before Godiva, and still manufactures in Belgium.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 14 comments

Dark chocolate is good for you, thanks to your gut microbes

The bacteria that populate the human gastrointestinal tract help digest dark chocolate, releasing anti-inflammatory compounds, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Perfecting the art of pairing wine and chocolate Special

Master chocolatier Sandra Abballe makes it her mission to educate clients on the process of creating artisan chocolate, and takes the pairing of wine and chocolate to the next level.
Digital Journal Report by Katie Ryalen

Raising the bar: Vietnam's luxury chocolate pioneers

- Deep in the Mekong Delta, two Frenchmen have their heads buried in a sack of cacao beans. The pair -- co-founders of Vietnam's first artisan chocolate maker -- resurface, murmuring appreciatively.
In the Media by Cat Barton (AFP)

Student finds wasp in Cadbury's chocolate bar

Chocolate manufacturer Cadbury has launched an investigation after a picture of a wasp embedded into one of its chocolate bars was posted on Twitter.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Chocolate advert gets the UK dancing

London - A new television commercial from Cadbury’s chocolate has got the nation dancing. The commercial for the Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate is loosely based on the popular TV comedy The Office starring Ricky Gervais.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 5 comments

Photoshop now '3D ready'

Adobe's Photoshop software has recently been updated to allow users to produce designs ready to become 3D-printed objects.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Chocolate potato chips coming soon

Consumers who have taste buds that crave the combination of salty and sweet may enjoy chocolate potato chips, which will be available in stores soon.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 6 comments

Review: Chocolate éclair pastry is a savory delight at Spartan Diner Special

Farmingdale - On September 14, I was afforded the privilege to taste a chocolate choux pastry (better known as a chocolate éclair) at the Spartan Diner in Farmingdale, New York.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos - 3 comments

National Ice Cream Day in America's Best City for Ice Cream Special

Savannah - Readers of Travel + Leisure magazine ranked Savannah as the best city for ice cream and Leopold's Ice Cream is the main reason why the city got the top spot. Many celebrated National Ice Cream Day by stopping-in at Leopold's for a tasty scoop, or two.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 11 comments

Mondelez confectionary company invents heat-resistant chocolate

Many of us have bought chocolate on a hot day planning to have a treat later only to pull it out of the bag once home and find it melted. That problem may now be solved - at least for part of the world.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

Op-Ed: New Method Found for Low Fat Chocolate

Millions of women across the world may soon be jumping for joy over a new way to get that ever so desired chocolate fill without the fat.
In the Media by Michelle Duffy

Chocolate, peanut butter and banana beer launched

There is a growing trend in craft beers. The latest editions on the market include such new delights as a Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Ale.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Cadburys invent non-melting chocolate; bars still hard at 104F

Birmingham - Cadburys UK has found a way to please chocolate lovers located in hot climates and for coping with sudden heat waves in the UK. They have applied for a patent to make chocolate bars that don't dissolve into a sticky sweet mess when temperatures soar.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Hershey could be hiding forced child labor

The Louisiana Municipal Police Employee's Retirement System, a Hershey shareholder, sued the chocolate making company for refusing to disclose its cocoa suppliers from two Western African countries, Ghana and Ivory Coast, known for forced child labor.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

'Cocoa Cabaret' kicks off Toronto Chocolate Festival 2012 Special

Toronto - Chocolate lovers were in for a special treat at Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, with a gala dedicated to their favourite sweet. The event, called "Cocoa Cabaret" kicked off the celebrations for the annual Toronto Chocolate Festival.
Digital Journal Report by Alexandra Christopoulos - 1 comment

New research shows chocolate may reduce risk of stroke in men

Stockholm - We already knew chocolate could be good for the heart and good for the brain but now new research suggests it can also reduce the risk of stroke.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments

Is it possible to produce ‘healthy’ chocolate?

Is it possible to produce a more healthy form of chocolate? A scientific team think so, provided that half of the fat content is replaced with fruit juice.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Hershey warned by FDA over chocolate syrup labeling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told Hershey Co. claims about its chocolate syrups violate federal law. The warning was issued Feb. 14, however details weren't made public until yesterday.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

Bear helps itself to some chocolate in Colorado store

Estes Park - An Estes Park, CO chocolate factory got an odd visitor last week as video surveillance footage showed that a bear had broken in and sampled the wares.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 3 comments

Archaeologists find traces of 2,500-year-old chocolate in Mexico

Archaeologists working in Mexico have announced a discovery of 2,500-year-old chocolate. While the existence of chocolate is not surprising, what did amaze researchers is that the traces of chocolate were found on a plate instead of a cup.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

Chocolate's open secret on child labour

Nestle, one of the world's major chocolate producers, is still exploiting child labour, according to a report by the Fair Labor Association (FLA).
In the Media by Steve Hayes - 2 comments

Good news for chocolate lovers

People who love dark chocolate will be pleased to hear that it helps lower the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol. According to new research, eating dark chocolate each day will help keep the doctor away.
In the Media by Melissa Horrocks - 4 comments

Eaters of chocolate slimmer than non-consumers

Regular chocolate consumption can help keep a person slim according to new research. The study found that those who consumed chocolate regularly had a lower body mass index than those who did not eat chocolate.
In the Media by Marlene de Wilde - 4 comments

Mars ditches king size chocolate bars, will smaller sizes matter?

Mars Inc., the candy company that produces candy products such as Snickers, Twix, M&Ms, 3 Musketeers, Mars, Milky Way, Dove and Galaxy, has announced plans to ditch the king-sized chocolate candy bars.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Heartily enjoying the silence on Valentine's

For me, Valentine's Day is a merely cold day in February. I don't hold the vitriol some do towards it, spitting about its being "a Hallmark holiday," nor do I heave sighs and get depressed. For what?
In the Media by Cate Kustanczy - 4 comments

Sweet Play, the customizable chocolate for chocolate gourmets

French designer, Elsa Lambinet, in coordination with Swiss chocolatier Blondel, has come up with the world's best experiments for her Master thesis. Her "customizable chocolates" indulge individual fantasies based on personal tastes.
In the Media by Nancy Houser - 1 comment
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A woman receives a hand massage at the chocolate spa, Toronto Chocolate Ball.
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A close-up of an average vending machine
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A cocoa market stall in Côte d’Ivoire capital Abidjan.
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