Feb
19

History of Girl Scout Cookie

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Girl Scout cookies
They come in different shapes and flavors, but every American refer to it by one name: Girl Scout cookies. They are named after Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), whose members sell these baked goods to homes across the country to raise funds. Cookies and the Girl Scouts have a long history together, dating back in 1917 when the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, sold the cookies they baked in a high school cafe
Jan
4

Cup Color “Affects” Taste of Hot Chocolate

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Cup Color "Affects" Taste of Hot Chocolate
These recent findings may sound strange, but please read along. Researchers have concluded that a person’s perception of how hot chocolate tastes can be affected by the color of the cup it is contained in. Scientists over at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and Oxford University discovered that an orange or cream-colored cup “definitely” makes chocolate taste better, while a red or white c
Dec
2

Cadbury Unveils Chocolate That Does Not Melt

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Cadbury Unveils Chocolate That Does Not Melt
Cadbury has revealed it is developing a type of “temperature-tolerant” chocolates that do not melt even at 40-degree Celsius, making it ideal for people in warm-weather countries to munch on. The chocolate company’s research and development facility in Bourneville–just south of Birmingham, England–claims this new type of chocolate stays solid even when exposed to tropical room temperature for
Nov
24

Forbes’ Five Best Chocolates

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Forbes' Five Best Chocolates
Despite the economic crunch, chocolate remains a lucrative industry. The International Cocoa Association reported that net sales of confectionaries reached $55 billion worldwide in 2011. And with so many gourmet chocolate around, clearly you need some guidance on which ones to purchase and savor. Forbes contributor Carol Pinchefsky lists down the five “best chocolate you’ve never tasted,” which
Nov
15

Japanese Chocolatier Crowned Best in the World

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Japanese Chocolatier Crowned Best in the World
For the second straight year, Kyoto-based chocolatier Susumu Koyama has been awarded with top distinction among foreign chocolate masters by France’s Le Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat. Meanwhile, his Patissier es Koyama confectionary store in Sanda City, located north of Kobe, was awarded the highest rating of five bars (an equivalent to five stars, also for the second straight year) in the latest edition of
Nov
10

Climate Change Puts Cocoa and Chocolate Under Threat

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Climate Change Puts Cocoa and Chocolate Under Threat
No matter how some people deny it, the effects of climate change have been very evident from shrinking glaciers, rising sea water levels, to shifting regional climates. This rapid escalation of change in Earth’s climate, which has been scientifically concluded to be man-made in nature, is significantly affecting agriculture including the cocoa beans that make up chocolate. Crops grow within a relatively narr
Jul
16

Xan Confections' Spicy Chocolate Featured in the Food Network

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Xan Confections' Spicy Chocolate Featured in the Food Network
A chocolatier in Irvine, California, will be featured on the Food Network because of its chili-infused chocolates. Xan Confections, along with six other companies, will appear on the network’s show “Unwrapped” as part of its “Hot and Spicy” episode beginning July 17. The chocolatier’s ancho chili jewel caramels have captured the tastebuds of food experts and will be included in

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May
20

Breathe in Chocolate to Curb Appetite

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Breathe in Chocolate to Curb Appetite
A Harvard University professor unveils his invention that may help people reduce their food cravings simply by inhaling chocolate. Le Whif is a lipstick-shaped aerosol filled with minute particles of dark chocolate. Inventor David Edwards, a professor of biomedical engineering, claims that a single puff provides all the pleasures of chocolate minus the loaded calories. Its aroma, meanwhile, also discourages users
Apr
29

Chocolate: Medicine for Bad Liver?

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Chocolate: Medicine for Bad Liver?
A group of Spanish researchers have found that eating dark chocolate after meals stopped the usual rise in abdominal blood pressure, which can reach dangerous levels among people suffering from cirrhosis and, in severe cases, lead to blood vessel rupture. The study stated that flavanols, a type of antioxidants found in cocoa, could be the reason why chocolate is beneficial in lowering blood pressure because the che
Apr
6

Swiss Chocolatier Builds Taj Mahal From White Chocolate

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Swiss Chocolatier Builds Taj Mahal From White Chocolate
Swiss chef Adelbert Bucher would have to add another feather on his cap after finishing his latest work of art: A replica of the Taj Mahal made entirely of white chocolate. Bucher, the master chocolatier of the Swiss chocolate brand Lindt for 10 years, has already created models of the Emirates Towers in Dubai and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul out of dark chocolate. The latest exhibit of his fine replica making wa