Who would have guessed that the key to a healthy heart really is chocolate after all?
Ranjani Rajendra roasts, shells and tempers a handful of locally-grown cocoa beans to tell the story of a single-origin bar.
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.
Researchers claim chocoholics will be able to increase their enjoyment of the snacks by listening to music.
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.
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.
Tempering is a way of precisely melting chocolate so that it has that nice, glossy finish that you see on professionally made candies. Tempered chocolate is heated, cooled and then warmed again.
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?…
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…
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.