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Cacao antidote for Amazon deforestation?

Posted  June 15, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall

A chocolate factory nestled deep in the Amazonian jungle in Brazil’s northern state of Para offers a sweet antidote to rainforest deforestation.

France 24


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Major trade flows of cacao beans

Posted  June 15, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall

Check out this useful map of the main cacao producing countries. Top producing countries include The Ivory Cost, Ghana and Indonesia. Ecuador and the Dominican Republic takes the lead in Latin America.

Business Insider


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More Brits seem to be acquiring a taste for dark chocolate

Posted  June 6, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall


Euromonitor figures indicate that value retail sales of dark chocolate have doubled over the last six years, from accounting for 5.5% of the UK chocolate market in 2006 to 10.25% in 2011.

Food Manufacture


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Flavanols in dark chocolate could prevent risk of heart attack

Posted  June 6, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall

Eating dark chocolate every day for 10 years could reduce the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes in some high-risk patients, according to the British Medical Journal.

Huffington Post


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Big players of cacao world discuss the future of chocolate at Chocovision 2012 in Davos

Posted  June 6, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall

The international conference for senior business leaders and key stakeholders in the cocoa, chocolate and retail industry, opened its doors to 200 senior executives in Davos. Bob Geldof is on the list.

The Independent


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Hope for Brazilian cacao?

Posted  May 24, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall

If this really is the beginning of a breakthrough in the fight against witches’ broom, the implications for the world cocoa market will be enormous.

Financial Times


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Lindt’s chocolate rabbits cannot be trademarked

Posted  May 24, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall

The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice rejected Lindt’s application for a trademark on its gold-wrapped bunny shapes with a red ribbon bow tie.

Daily Business Post


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Divine Chocolate extends its range in British supermarkets

Posted  May 24, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall

It seems to be a good year for British chocolate maker Divine as Waitrose and Sainsbury’s have increased their range of products.

Talking Retail


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Carbon-neutral chocolate from The Grenada Chocolate Company

Posted  May 14, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall

The ‘Tres Hombres’ ship will arrive in Portsmouth carrying a cargo of 24,000 bars of “handpressed, single-estate, vanilla-free, vintage rootstock, grown-with-a-windward aspect” chocolate!

The Guardian


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The Chocolate Machine

Posted  May 14, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall

Would you like to be able to manage the amount of chocolate you eat and strengthen your self-control at the same time? Try the Chocolate Machine, a device invented by German designers and psychologists.

Bloomberg Business Week


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Peru chocolate makers embittered by U.S anti-cocaine push

Posted  April 29, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall

 

Peru is a country of fine, aromatic cocoa, and like all good things it comes in small quantities. Does it really need to grow a hybrid cocoa?

Huffington Post


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Peruvian farmers stick to fine flavour cacao

Posted  April 29, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall

Latin American countries are not major cacao producers, so they have to take advantage of the diversity and quality of their cacao beans, their fine aromas, and the genetics of local varieties.

Eco-Exchange


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The five best chocolate bars according to Forbes

Posted  April 29, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall

A Forbes magazine food writer chooses her top five chocolate bars. We are definitively with her on three of them!

Forbes.com


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Chocolate entrepreneurs share their stories

Posted  February 18, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall

Do you romanticize about the idea of owning a chocolate business?

Three chocolate entrepreneurs tell us their stories

Entrepreneur


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The NYC chocolate route

Posted  February 18, 2012  by  Susana Cárdenas Overstall

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



 
 


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