A chocolate factory nestled deep in the Amazonian jungle in Brazil’s northern state of Para offers a sweet antidote to rainforest deforestation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It seems to be a good year for British chocolate maker Divine as Waitrose and Sainsbury’s have increased their range of products.
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!
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.
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?
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.
A Forbes magazine food writer chooses her top five chocolate bars. We are definitively with her on three of them!
Do you romanticize about the idea of owning a chocolate business?
Three chocolate entrepreneurs tell us their stories
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