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Twenty Reasons for Swimmers to Eat Chocolate

20 Reasons for Swimmers to Eat Chocolate

20 Reasons for Swimmers to Eat Chocolate

Chocolate is often labelled as a cheat food, guilty pleasure, or rich dessert but these categorizations neglect its health benefits. Continue…

The Rise of the Chocolate Snob

The Rise of the Chocolate Snob

The Rise of the Chocolate Snob

First it was wine lovers, then the Aeropress-wielding coffee fans. Ahead of the Valentine’s chocolate feast, our reporter discovers a new breed of devotees.Continue…

How to Make Chocolate Work in a Salad

Consider incorporating chocolate into a salad as part of your meal.

Consider incorporating chocolate into a salad as part of your meal.

Sure, it’s easy enough to satisfy chocolate cravings by mainlining the stuff (just kidding, please don’t inject chocolate into your veins)—but Chocoholics looking for new ways to consume their favorite food should consider incorporating Sephra Belgian Chocolate into a salad as part of their meal.Continue…

Chocolate and History

Chocolate has a long history in the Philippines and that remains to be written.

Chocolate has a long history in the Philippines and that remains to be written.

While enjoying a cup of hot native chocolate with some off-season puto bumbong during the rainy weekend, I remembered that hot chocolate in our home used to be made from cacao beans from Bohol, Dumaguete, Batangas or Pampanga.Continue…

Smile! Laughter and chocolate are good for your health

Put a smile on your face in the form of a chocolate chuckle.

Research finds that dark chocolate with 70 percent cacao content can be good for you.

Here’s something that’s sure to put a smile on your face: A key to good health just might come in the form of a chocolate chuckle.Continue…

How to be a Chocolate Snob!

Chocolate is the new wine and coffee, but you'll need a masterclass to figure out flavour notes and pinpoint the provenance of the bean.

Chocolate is the new wine and coffee, but you’ll need a masterclass to figure out flavour notes and pinpoint the provenance of the bean.

Chocolate is the new wine and coffee, but you’ll need a masterclass to figure out flavour notes and pinpoint the provenance of the bean. Continue…

At $173 An Ounce, Is This The World’s Most Expensive Chocolate?

The current batch of To’ak, made from rare Ecuadorian cacao beans, is 81% dark chocolate.

The current batch of To’ak, made from rare Ecuadorian cacao beans, is 81% dark chocolate.

The Guinness World Record for the most valuable chocolate (MVC! MVC!) was set in 2001, when an anonymous buyer in a Christie’s auction paid $687 for a 4-inch-long Cadbury’s bar that had traveled with Captain Robert Scott on his first expedition to the Antarctic in the early 1900s.Continue…

The Magnificent Seven (Dark Chocolate Benefits)

The Magnificent Seven (Dark Chocolate Benefits)

The Magnificent Seven (Dark Chocolate Benefits)

Chocolate can be extremely healthful and beneficial to your health, but before you get carried away with those common candy bars from childhood, understand that the superfood nutritional qualities come from cacao or cocoa, the bitter seeds from which chocolate is made.Continue…