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Cocoa: When Chocolate Meets Science

There are three basic varieties of cocoa; Criollo, Forastero and Trinitario.

There are three basic varieties of cocoa; Criollo, Forastero and Trinitario.

Ranjani Rajendra roasts, shells and tempers a handful of locally-grown cocoa beans to tell the story of a single-origin bar.Continue…

Chocolate… 9 Healthy Reasons Why You Need To Eat More Daily

Eating chocolate every single day may actually be good for your health.

Eating chocolate every single day may actually be good for your health.

Chocolate. It’s one of life’s great comfort foods. Bite into a bar of chocolate and a taste sensation overruns your senses. It helps to get you through troubled times and balance out over-rich meals.Continue…

Eating Chocolate Makes You Smarter

A new study suggests that eating chocolate could actually make you smarter.

A new study suggests that eating chocolate could actually make you smarter.

It’s good news for chocolate fans as a new study suggests that eating chocolate could actually make you smarter. In fact, a group of scientists are actually recommending you eat more of it.Continue…

Chocolate… 5 Scientific Reasons Why It Should Be Savoured

Scientists have discovered that to fully experience chocolate, it should be savored.

Scientists have discovered that to fully experience chocolate, it should be savored.

Chocolate has tempted the world more than any other dessert. Though our first instinct is to quickly indulge in chocolate’s creamy goodness, scientists have discovered that to fully experience chocolate, it should be savoured. Continue…

Sir Hans Sloane – More Than Just The Chocolate Man

Sir Hans Sloane is credited with bringing the recipe for drinking chocolate to Europe.

Sir Hans Sloane is credited with bringing the recipe for drinking chocolate to Europe.

Jenny Lee takes a bite of Killyleagh history during a walking tour of the Co Down village, birthplace of scientist and collector Sir Hans Sloane, who is credited with bringing the recipe for drinking chocolate to Europe in the 1680s.Continue…

The science of chocolate: What makes us like it so much?

Does chocolate make you happy? There’s science behind why that might be.

Does chocolate make you happy? There’s science behind why that might be.

Does chocolate make you happy? There’s science behind why that might be.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…

Dark chocolate — friend or foe?

Dark Chocolate is one of the most indulgent, versatile treats in all of dessert land.

Chocolate is one of the most indulgent, versatile treats in all of dessert land.

Chocolate is one of the most indulgent, versatile treats in all of dessert land. Every type of dessert, including cakes and candies, comes in chocolate, including dark, milk or white. But desserts are supposed to be bad for you, right? Dark chocolate breaks this rule – providing many health benefits that you may not be aware of.Continue…

A Chocolate Odyssey

Akhil Sharma travels to Mexico and Guatemala in search of the past, and future, of chocolate.

Akhil Sharma visits Mexico and Guatemala in search of the past and future of chocolate.

Akhil Sharma travels to Mexico and Guatemala in search of the past, and future, of chocolate.Continue…

Dark Chocolate May Help Prevent Some Types Of Cancer

Cocoa and dark chocolate contain compounds that may help prevent cancer.

Cocoa and dark chocolate contain compounds that may help prevent cancer.

Cocoa and dark chocolate contain compounds that may help prevent cancer by many ways, including preventing DNA damage, lowering inflammation, and inhibiting cell proliferation. Experimental evidence shows that cocoa can lower the risk of some types. Most importantly, some human trials show that cocoa can reduce activation of molecules that are involved in the development and progression of cancer.Continue…