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Extreme Candy: The $18 Chocolate Bar

Under normal circumstances, I think we can all agree that few people would pay $18 for a chocolate bar. A small number of chocolate geeks, maybe; a …

Patric Chocolate

Alan Patric McClure has been in the chocolate business for a decade; after his chocolate tour through France in 2004, there was no turning back. He spent the next two years experimenting with chocolate-making before finally settling on a bar for the birth of Patric Chocolate in 2006. With McClure's …

Cadbury Dairy Milk: why rounded chunks of chocolate taste sweeter

How time flies. A whole year has passed since Cadbury smoothed the corners off its Dairy Milk bars, shaving 4g off each serving and zero pence off the price. But it seems that customers are most up in arms about how the new bars taste. "Cadbury facing revolt over new Dairy Milk" read a recent …

Your dark chocolate addiction is driving up the price of chocolate

Cocoa prices are climbing fast. Cocoa futures jumped to $2,868 per ton ($3,161 per tonne) on Jan. 27, the highest price since mid-September of 2011.<p>Cocoa prices are soaring for several reasons, but one in particular is rising demand for darker chocolate, which takes more cocoa to make. The average …

Fine Dining Around the World

Choc horror! Cocoa shortage, rising prices threaten chocolate bars

Willy Wonka didn't see this coming -- crisis in chocolate-land.<p>The humble candy bar could soon change beyond recognition as palm oil, chemical flavorings and fillers replace increasingly scarce cocoa beans and expensive ingredients.<p>And that means real chocolates will become a luxury item -- for the …

Why Jamie Hartzell's taste for social business adds up to Divine Chocolate

"Have you tried the new Divine caramel bar?" says Jamie Hartzell. "It's delicious."<p>Just over a month since his new role as Divine Chocolate's board chairman was announced, it's clear that Hartzell is relishing getting his teeth into the new role. The position adds to the growing number of social …

Gut bacteria turn dark chocolate 'healthy'

<b>Bacteria in our stomach ferment chocolate into useful anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart, scientists have said.</b><p>The Louisiana State University team told the American Chemical Society meeting that their lab work had revealed the finding.<p>Gut microbes such as <i>Bifidobacterium</i> feast …

Sweet Dreams Do Come True: Check Out This Store's Chocolate Library

Chocoholics, rejoice! If you've always dreamed of having a library with shelves lined with chocolate (and really, who <i>hasn't</i>), your fantasy is now a …

We Try the New Lindt Hello Bars from Target

Target has a pretty great track record when it comes to exclusive product releases. Take Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter World, as an example. It's one of my top 10 favorite foods of all time (and the best Ben & Jerry's flavor by a mile, in my not-so-humble opinion).<p>So, when I spotted another Target …

UK & US Chocolate Bars

01 of 06<p>Some UK and US chocolate bars are said to be the same but I did a taste test with friends (from the UK, US, and elsewhere) to find out it …

Dessert

A Completely Unsanctioned Chocolate Tour of Paris

Our seven-year-old daughter loves chocolate. She also loves Paris.<p>Put the two together, and you don't just have the totally unsanctioned, sugar-laced, chocolate tour of the City of Light. As a bonus, you also settle the eternal argument of which is better -- dark chocolate or light chocolate?<p>Erysse …

The Weird, Sweet Story of Chocolate Bars in Europe That Are Mysteriously Missing Pieces

Chocolate is both the medium and message in this Milka campaign from Paris agency Buzzman. Some 10 million of the chocolatier's flagship Alpine milk …

Penis Pops Up In Nestle Milky Bar Chocolate (PICTURES)

That’s the thing about penises – you never know when they might creep up on you.<p>Take lawyer Robin Jacobs, who was innocently unwrapping a Milky Bar …

Cannabis edibles get a makeover

Can a less potent pot brownie help edibles go mainstream?<p>Bob Eschino’s Denver-based company, Medically Correct, makes a line of tasty looking white- and dark-chocolate bars called Incredibles that come in flavors like cookie crumble and toffee. Each Hershey’s-size bar contains 100 milligrams of …

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Peru - CNN.com

The wages of cacao<p>There are a lot of very good reasons to go to Peru.<p>On a previous trip, I bounced around Lima, exploring the ever-changing, ever more exciting food scene -- from the more cutting edge fine dining restaurants, to the funkiest but most delicious traditional cevicherias. I've had many …

Cacao: A Glossary

<b>CACAO</b>: The raw product of the cacao plant, as well as the plant itself.<p><b>CHOCOLATE</b>: A sweetened, edible product processed from cacao. It may contain …

Coconut, Pistachio, and Cacao Chocolate Bark

Makes about eight 1-oz. servings<p>Each year, the Food Lover’s Cleanse includes a bit of chocolate. A little sweet reward at the end of a disciplined day helps the program seem less stern, and bittersweet chocolate has its own antioxidant virtues. This bark combines unprocessed cocoa nibs, toasted …

Tree-to-bar basics

Recently I finally visited the small factory of the Chocolatemakers in Amsterdam, where delicious chocolate bars are handmade from bean to bar. Funny …

Coffee

The 13 Most Influential Candy Bars of All Time

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From bean to bar: Why chocolate will never taste the same again

It's cocoa season across the southern half of the Ivory Coast. The pods are ripe for picking, some turning from green to yellow, like bananas.<p>Except these trees are unlike anything I've seen before; a quirk of evolution, they would look at home in C.S. Lewis' Narnia or Tolkien's Middle-earth: their …

East Van Roasters

Just a short walk from Vancouver, BC's historic Gastown neighborhood lies East Van Roasters. Situated in the city's Downtown Eastside neighborhood, the airy facility fills the surrounding blocks with a nutty, toasted scent. The recently opened non-profit roaster buys fair trade coffee beans and …

Omnom Chocolate

Many dream of opening a restaurant, or starting their own culinary-centric company, but few have the experience or knowledge to do so. This was not the case for Kjartan Gíslason, a chef-turned-chocolatier and co-owner of Omnom Chocolate; Iceland's newest bean-to-bar operation. Since September 2013, …

Amedei's Tuscan Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Hits NYC

It's easy to miss the new outpost of Italian chocolate maker <b>Amedei</b>—the store is so tiny there's only room for a few people inside at a time. But don't let that deter you, because this bean-to-bar chocolate maker is special. In addition to high-end pralines, they have a wide selection of bars from …

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Makes 2 dozen<p>If a fudgy brownie and chewy chocolate chip cookie had a baby, it would be this decadent creation.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups gluten-free powdered sugar<p>¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 large egg whites<p>1 large egg<p>4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>3 …

Chocolate University Is a Real Thing: The Final Exam Is Next Week in Tanzania

At Askinosie Chocolate we started a program called Chocolate University before the first dark chocolate bar rolled off the molding line to engage the students of our factory's neighborhood in our business. We bought and renovated our 100-year-old building in a blighted area of town. Our street, …

Why the video of Ivorian cacao farmers finally trying chocolate is so distasteful

Recently, there’s been a video going around of cacao farmers in Côte d’Ivoire “tasting chocolate for the first time,” amazed by what they’re eating. Though the video touches on some aspects of the economics of the situation—closing with a “heartwarming” scene where the men enjoy their €2 bar of …

Watch these cacao farmers in Côte d’Ivoire try chocolate for the first time

Everything You Need to Know About Baking With Chocolate

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>For as long as I can remember, chocolate has been one of my chief extracurricular activities. From brownies to birthday cake to mousse, I've formed an emotional bond with the stuff. I love it all: from a mild and milky Hershey's Kiss …