Chocolate makers of the Lower Rhone

Chocolate makers of the Lower Rhone

The artisan chocolatiers of the Lower Rhone region of France have been making chocolate for at least 100 years. Seventy% digs out their stories

A Mayan Odyssey

A Mayan Odyssey

Journeying through the wild landscapes of Honduras and Guatemala to celebrate the roots of a new cacao initiative with a group of international chocolate makers, chocolatiers and independents

The NYC chocolate route

Where to find the best hot chocolate in New York City. No matter your preference – dark, spicy, white chocolate – there is something for all tastes http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/dining/hot-chocolate-spots-around-new-york.html

Save the best till last

People become motivated when they know an experience is about to be completed. Now, even psychologists are turning to chocolate to back up their analysis http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9073612/Why-the-last-chocolate-tastes-the-best.html

Smart chocolate

It is a fact. Chocolate with high flavanol content is beneficial for your brain. This was revealed in an independent study by Professor Andrew Scholey and Con Stough from the Center for Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University in Australia. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/16/idUS139683+16-Feb-2012+HUG20120216

Mars reduces kings-size chocolate bars

Mars Inc., maker of Snickers chocolate bars and Wrigley gum, plans to stop selling chocolate products that have more than 250 calories per portion, dooming king-sized bars. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/16/mars-chocolate-idUSL2E8DG06320120216

Seventy% 10th Anniversary Party!

Seventy% 10th Anniversary Party!

Celebrating 10 years of Seventy%, our photo feature from the first night of Chocolate Week 2011, when the great and the good of the fine chocolate world gathered to celebrate our anniversary

The passion behind Seventy%

The passion behind Seventy%

Martin Christy, Sevent%’s editor and founder, is one of the world’s leading bean-to-bar chocolate experts. Ten years ago Martin founded the one of the first websites to specialise in fine chocolate. Now he tells the story of how and why to Susana Cárdenas Overstall