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No break for Nestle as EU rejects Kit Kat claim

Luxembourg - Swiss food giant Nestle failed Wednesday in a bid to get the EU's top court to let it trademark the shape of its four-fingered Kit Kat chocolate bar in Britain.

Beer yeast creates the perfect chocolate

Making high quality chocolate is an art form and food technologists are continually experimenting with new processes. In a left-field move, one group has started to use the yeast from manufacturing beer.

Op-Ed: A bar of chocolate a day helps you lose weight. Really?

There is plenty of good science out there, and there is plenty of bad science. A scientist and journalist, John Bohannon, has highlighted how quickly 'bad science' can circulate with a spoof feature on chocolate and weight loss.

KFC to bring edible coffee cups to the UK

Food chain KFC has announced that UK customers will soon be able to eat their coffee cup thanks to the development of a new heat-resistant chocolate coated cookie biscuit.

Chocolate candies found to have unsafe levels of metal

San Fransisco - Independent testing has found 62 percent of chocolate products contain levels of lead or cadmium at a level that violates California’s proposition 65 law.

Can chocolate improve memory?

New York - In a new study, chocolate was found to improve the memory of people aged between aged 50 to 69. Sounds good? The only catch is that you would need to consume an excessive amount of chocolate to achieve the memory feat.

Monkey goes on chocolate bender in France, gets Tasered by police

Marseille - Fueled by chocolate, an aggressive monkey went on a rampage and was taken down by police using a stun gun in a Marseilles neighborhood. Kids had been giving the North African Macaque chocolate, and the critter's rampage incited a flurry of phone calls.

Fart pills can make your farts smell like roses and chocolate

Gesvres - Christian Poinchevalhas, from France, created a pill that he says is designed to make your farts smell like roses and chocolate.

World chocolate supplies running low as consumption grows

The demand for chocolate in our world is outstripping the supply of the stuff and experts are saying it could lead to increased prices and even stockpiling. The good news is media is all over the story. But does knowledge of the looming crisis help?

Scientists brewed tea in a chocolate teapot

Experts based in York have managed to make a teapot made from chocolate, and it was able to hold boiling water for two minutes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photoshop now '3D ready'

Adobe's Photoshop software has recently been updated to allow users to produce designs ready to become 3D-printed objects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.
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A cocoa market stall in Côte d’Ivoire capital Abidjan.
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