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Chocolate War: When Geeks Make Better Chocolate

There is a type of chocolate out there called Bean-to-Bar (BTB) chocolate which is named after the process of making it. This new version of the well-known snack could constitute a threat to the existing chocolate-making companies.

Earth/Environment January 3, 2018

Chocolate To Go Extinct By 2050, But Scientists Are Here To Save The Day

Climate change may cause the extinction of cacao plants, which in turn means the extinction of chocolate. But scientists are trying to prevent the catastrophe through gene editing.

Biotech January 2, 2018

Dogs Face The Highest Risk Of Chocolate Poisoning On Christmas

A study published in the British Medical Journal revealed that dogs face the highest risk of chocolate poisoning on Christmas. What are its symptoms, and what should owners do when dogs eat chocolate?

Animals December 27, 2017

Snortable Chocolate: Crackdown Called For Caffeinated Cocoa Powder Snorted Like Cocaine

Sen. Charles Schumer called for the FDA to investigate the health effects of Coco Loko amid its growing popularity. What are the potential dangers of inhaling the caffeinated cocoa powder?

Public Health July 10, 2017

Coco Loko: New 'Snortable' Chocolate Can Get You High

A Florida-based businessman is marketing his 'snortable' chocolate powder as a new way to get a quick boost of energy. Health experts, however, warn that inhaling such powders into the nose could cause serious health risks.

Public Health July 6, 2017

Study Reveals Chocolate May Improve Immediate Cognitive Performance

A review of the current literature shows chocolate’s potential to improve cognitive performance. Studies show both short- and long-term benefits related to flavanols from coca products.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2017

Not Just Heart-Friendly: How Chocolate Can Benefit Your Overall Health

Regular consumption of chocolate benefits the heart and helps reduce risk of atrial fibrillation, notes a new study. Here are the other gains one can get from regularly eating dark chocolate and its flavonoids and other healthy components.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2017

Love Chocolates? Regular Consumption Could Reduce Risk Of Irregular Heart Rhythm

A study concluded that regularly eating chocolates in moderation may help lower atrial fibrillation or heart flutter risk. Researchers found that consumption of two servings of chocolate per week reduced the risk by over 20 percent.

Public Health May 24, 2017

Warning: Save Your Dog From Chocolate And Other Common Easter Treats

Watch out: your dog could access chocolate and other Easter treats during the holiday. Learn how to identify the signs of chocolate poisoning in dogs, and what other Easter treats can make them sick.

Animals April 14, 2017

Researchers Imbue Milk Chocolate With Dark Chocolate Health Benefits Without Affecting Taste

Milk chocolate could replicate the nutritional benefits of dark chocolate — without altering the taste. A new study suggests an ingenious tweak of the recipe is possible.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 1, 2016

Electric Shocks Reduce Fats In Chocolate, Make Treat Healthier

Sending electric shocks to cocoa particles improves the flow of liquid chocolate without the need for extra cocoa butter. The process can reduce chocolate's fat content by up to 20 percent.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 26, 2016

Chocolate 'Game Of Thrones' Egg Has Dragon Inside

Anyone can become Khaleesi with this chocolate 'Game of Thrones' dragon egg from The Truffle Cottage. But what's even more interesting is the chocolate dragon truffle inside.

Geek May 9, 2016

Eating Small Amounts Of Chocolate Daily May Lower Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk

Chocolates are known to be related to many weight disorders such as obesity. However, a new study revealed that small amounts of chocolates taken every day could lower the risk of heart diseases and diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2016

9 Potentially Toxic Treats: Keep These Out Of Your Dog's Reach

Dog lovers used to giving treats to their pets should be mindful of what to give their dogs. Some food products are not supposed to be given to dogs as these treats can potentially kill them.

April 21, 2016

Dark Chocolate May Help You Sleep Better At Night, New Research Suggests

Dark chocolates rich in magnesium can help you sleep better. Researchers showed that levels of magnesium rise and fall as cells undergo the 24 hour circadian rhythm.

Life April 16, 2016

You Have To Thank Yeasts For The Diverse Flavors Of Coffee And Chocolate

Research suggests that chocolates and coffees give different tastes and flavors through the diverse yeast population present in coffees and cocoas. They have also added that these beans' fermentation are independent to its location.

March 28, 2016

There Could Be Lead And Cadmium In Your Favorite Easter Candy

A health watchdog study found unsafe levels of lead and cadmium in some of our favorite Easter candy brands like Hershey's and Cadbury.

Life March 25, 2016

Mars Adds GMO Labeling On Candy And Chocolate Products

Mars products will sport a new look: a GMO label to comply with the new Vermont law. The new law requires manufacturers to add GMO labels on their food products containing genetically modified ingredients.

Life March 23, 2016

Don't Give Your Dogs Chocolate On Easter, Vets Warn

Veterinaries warn pet owners not to give chocolates to their dogs this coming Easter. Chocolates contain theobromine and caffeine that are harmful to the dogs and can cause dog poisoning.

Life March 21, 2016

You Can Now Eat A Chocolate Benedict 'Cumberbunny' Just In Time For Easter

Now you can have you're own Cumberbabe to cherish ... until he melts, that is.

Movies/TV Shows March 4, 2016

Mars Recalls Snickers Bars In 55 Countries Because Of Choking Risk

One of the biggest food companies in the world, Mars Inc., recalled chocolate bars across 55 countries. This is after a customer found a piece of plastic inside a Snickers bar in Germany.

Life February 24, 2016

Eating Chocolate Regularly Linked To Better Brain Function

Bring out your inner chocoholic and get smarter with every bite! Researchers found that regular chocolate intake is linked to better brain function.

Life February 22, 2016

McChocolate Potatoes: McDonalds To Serve Chocolate-Covered Fries In Japan

McDonald's has taken its fries game up a notch and will offer chocolate-drizzled McDonald’s fries called McChocolate Potatoes to its Japanese market starting Jan. 26. The limited-edition fries is only one of its many novelty menu items around the world.

Life January 24, 2016

Math Student Unveils Physics Behind Chocolate Fountain

Chocolate fountains have a falling sheet of chocolate that flows inwards instead of straight downward. A mathematics student explained the physics behind this phenomenon.

December 1, 2015

New Chocolate Pill May Help Boost Heart Health, Blood Circulation

Several sweets and chocolate companies have joined the flavanols bandwagon. A new method of removing the bitterness from cacao beans led to the creation of chocolate pills packed with heart-friendly flavanols.

Life November 24, 2015

Nestle Japan Offers Luxury KitKat Bar: Gold-Coated Chocolate Bar On Sale For $16 Per Stick

Nestle Japan's market is known for producing more than 200 unique flavors of the popular chocolate snack, KitKat. This year, they'll be selling 500 limited edition gold leafed KitKat bars in specially selected stores.

Arts & Culture November 21, 2015

Hershey To Remove Artificial Flavors In Some Chocolate Products

Hershey has made plans to switch from using artificial ingredients in its products to adopting more natural alternatives. This year's holiday Kisses and chocolate bars are the first chocolates to undergo the transition.

Life November 18, 2015

Study To Test Impact Of Chocolate On Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue

Scientists in the United Kingdom will examine whether chocolate could reduce fatigue among patients with multiple sclerosis. The UK's MS Society will fund the research.

Life November 18, 2015

Study On Evolution Of Cacao Plant Could Pave Way For More Chocolate Flavors

A new study that found cacao tree to have existed 10 million years ago could pave the way for new chocolate flavors. The new cacao evolution study, which pointed the rich genetic diversity of cacao tree may help experts enhance chocolate industry all over the world.

Animals November 14, 2015

Sweet History: You Should Thank 10 Million Years Of Cacao Tree Evolution For That Chocolate You Love

With increasing demands for chocolate worldwide and its trees facing problems with the effects of climate change and pest infestation, scientists have shed light on the history of Cacao trees. This discovery may help in breeding similar species into cultivated strains to produce a stronger genetic variation that could withstand habitat changes and diseases.

Earth/Environment November 11, 2015

Experts Say Chocolate Not A Health Food Despite Links To Dementia, Heart Disease Risk Reduction

Experts confirmed that chocolate is not a health food. Contrary to studies saying that the treat could help curb heart disease and dementia, a causal relationship has not been identified to confirm the claims.

Life October 29, 2015

UK School Bans Fruits And Nuts Over Allergy Fears

Students at the Reigate Park Primary School were banned from bringing fruits, chocolate and nuts to school after a student suffered an allergic reaction.

Life September 17, 2015

This 'Mass Effect' Krogan Cake Is Astonishingly Lifelike

'Mass Effect' fans remember the games for many things, including its terrific characters. One of those characters has been remade in cake form, and it's so realistic, you won't believe it's cake.

Movies/TV Shows August 11, 2015

A Little Chocolate A Day May Keep Cardiovascular Disease And Strokes At Bay

Research finds a little chocolate consumed daily can benefit heart health. Study finds reduced risk of heart disease and stroke among chocolate eaters.

Life June 22, 2015

Large Study Provides Further Evidence That Chocolate Lowers Risk Of Heart Disease

Researchers tracked the health and chocolate-eating habits of tens of thousands of adults for more than a decade and found that chocolate-eaters tend to have healthier hearts. The findings contribute to a growing body of evidence suggesting that eating chocolate can reduce risk of heart disease.

Life June 15, 2015

Chocolate Diet Was A Hoax - Sorry, Chocolate-Loving Dieters!

John Bohannon stings bad science again by running a fake story touting the weight-loss benefits of chocolate. How did he pull this off, and who did he fool?

Life May 29, 2015

National Chocolate Chip Day 2015: The Best Chocolate Chip Recipes To Bake Now

Here are the best treats and sweets to bake (or make) in honor of National Choclate Chip Day.

Feature May 15, 2015

Cadbury Chocolate Bars Now Have A Vegemite Flavor

Get excited, chocolate lovers Down Under. Cadbury Australia recently confirmed on Twitter that its newest flavor pairing is chocolate and Vegemite, and it will be available in stores June 1.

Internet Culture May 7, 2015

Scientists Fire Up X-Ray Machine To Improve Chocolate

A new study that involved the X-ray of chocolates may help manufacturers improve the quality of their chocolates. The study examined how fat bloom, the white layer, is formed on the surface of chocolates.

May 7, 2015

People Can't Resist Licking This Chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch Statue

People love Benedict Cumberbatch. So you can only imagine how crazy people will go when they see a life-sized chocolate version of the British actor.

Movies/TV Shows April 9, 2015

An Even Better Tasting Healthier Chocolate Is On Its Way

Researchers recently completed tests that confirmed that storing cocoa beans before roasting them not only enhances the flavor of the final product, chocolate, but also increases its level of antioxidants.

Internet Culture March 24, 2015

Kit Kats Now Have A New Flavor And It Sounds Pretty Gross

Gimme a break, Kit Kats. Do you really think people are going to go for your new butter-flavored candy bars over the classic chocolatey ones?

Internet Culture February 25, 2015

Esthechoc Chocolate Claimed Safe For Diabetics And Has Anti-Aging Properties: Too Good To Be True?

Dubbed as the world's first beauty chocolate, Esthechoc has been shown to slow down the emergence of sagging skin and wrinkles. It also contains fewer calories and is safe for diabetics.

Life February 23, 2015

Forget Miracle Creams: Anti-Aging Chocolate Can Make You Look Younger... By 30 Years!

Cambridge-based Lycotec develops an anti-aging chocolate called Esthechoc. The chocolate is expected to hit the shelves in March.

Life February 22, 2015

Japanese Valentine's Day Haters Protest The 'Oppressive Chocolate Capitalists'

A lot of people do not like Valentine's Day. Now one group of Japanese men is taking their anti-Valentine's Day and chocolate industry sentiment to the streets.

Internet Culture February 14, 2015

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