Lome – Organic, fair trade chocolate has proved popular in recent years, especially with ethically minded Western consumers keen to give cocoa farmers around the world a better deal.
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.
Mental arithmetic became easier after maths volunteers had been given large amounts of compounds found in chocolate, called flavanols, in a hot cocoa drink.
The scientific case for the health benefits of cocoa is so strong that some experts are calling for the development of a supplement — a chocolate pill, if you will.
Scientists at Harvard Medical School suggest drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day may keep the brain healthy and prevent memory decline in older people by preserving blood flow in workingRead More…
Roald Dahl, who wrote “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” was buried with a good supply of chocolate and red wine, along with snooker cues, pencils and a power saw. Apparently, Roald DahlRead More…
Did you know that if you live in one of the 11 countries that consume the most chocolate in the world, you have a higher chance of winning a Nobel Prize?
I love chocolates. If it comes in the shape of a bar or as individual pieces in a box, I enjoy eating a piece (or more) several times in any given week.
On Valentine’s Day 2012, we learned that the world was in a chocolate crisis. Then we learned it again on Valentine’s Day 2013. And again in 2014. And it’s back this year,Read More…
Before becoming a kiss, bar, or hot drink, cocoa gets shipped, stashed, smashed, and, most critically for producers and consumers alike, commodified.