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Science Finally Gives Us a Way to Authenticate Premium Chocolate

That fancy premium chocolate from Tanzania that you spent £10 on at Waitrose last night might not be as fancy or premium as you think. Lower quality cacao is often mixed into even the best chocolate, which is precisely why scientists have now developed a method for authenticating the varietal purity and origin of cacao beans. Read More >>

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Lidl Replacing Checkout Counter Sweets With Dreaded Oatcakes

Hold out a Double Decker in front of me and a bag of dried fruit, and I'll eat the chocolate and the hand that was holding it over the withered, mummified berries every time. Lidl, what have you done? Read More >>

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The Science of Chocolate

OK, so you've spent the last week stuffing your face with the stuff, so now how about learning about it, too? In this video, the Science Show explains everything you need to know about chocolate. Read More >>

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This Pretty Box of Paints is Actually Filled With Delicious Chocolates

Looking for the perfect gift for the artist in your family? Look no further than this new paint kit designed by the Japanese product and furniture studio Nendo. Except it's not really a paint kit. Instead of foil, the tubes are made chocolate, and instead of being filled with paint, they're filled with yummy syrups. Read More >>

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Brighton Housing Crisis Eased by Massive Chocolate Sandcastle

Chocolate thing-maker Cadbury had a bit of a brainstorming session earlier this year, trying to come up with a way to promote a slightly new kind of chocolate it's got coming out. The idea? A massive chocolate sandcastle. Read More >>

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Would You Pay £320 For This Chocolate DSLR?

Valentine's Day is just round the corner, and what better sweet treat to get your gadget-loving partner than a full-size replica of a Canon D60 made from chocolate? Provided they can stomach the fact you spent £320 on the damn thing. Read More >>

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Hot Chocolate Tastes Much Better In an Orange Cup

Scientists have discovered that an orange or cream-coloured cup definitely makes chocolate taste better, while a white or red cup will not enhance the flavour. The discovery demonstrates once again that our taste buds are definitely influenced by the colours our eyes perceive. Read More >>

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Cadbury Develops Non-Melting Chocolate -- But Will You Be Able To Eat It?

Choco specialist Cadbury is claiming to have invented a new chocolate formula that can survive the furnace-like atmosphere of the car dashboard, with its new choc recipe able to withstand 40-degree heat for over three hours. Read More >>

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Chocolate Taster Forced to Quit Job After Cholesterol Goes Through The Roof

An eminent UK chocolate taster has quit his dream job after being warned by doctors that his health was seriously jeopardised by the chocolate scoffing trade. Over two years, Angus Kennedy, 47, put on two stones in weight and a rise in cholesterol levels put him at risk of a heart attack. Read More >>

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Chocolate Record Woos Your Tastebuds and Destroys Your Needles

Vinyl records have been supplanted by other musical formats many times over by now, but a band called BreakBot has found the perfect way to help vinyl reclaim its popularity—delicious chocolate records! Read More >>

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Did Microsoft Steal Its New Logo From a Chocolate Company?

Ritter Sport makes fine German chocolate in a variety of flavours. Microsoft makes electronics and software of all sorts. Ritter is found in stores the world over. Microsoft is found in pockets and PCs and places of business all across the land. Both good companies. Both successful companies. But neither one as much in common with the other...EXCEPT FOR A LOGO. Read More >>

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Scientists Invent Healthy Chocolate Made With... Fruit Juice?

While there's some evidence that chocolate is good for you, the fact remains that it's so full of fat and sugar that binging on it will make you fat. Now, though, scientists have developed a healthier version of chocolate using fruit juice—but how the hell does it work? Read More >>

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Turn Your Instagram Photos Into Chocolate, and Gorge On Your Own Hipsterism

We're pretty fond of Instagram around here, but I'm not really sure why, if I'm honest. Perhaps it's the quirky little square-shaped photos that the app digitally pops out, or maybe it's just the array of filters to make everything look pretty? Nonetheless, here's something that really makes the most of it: Cocoagraph, or chocolate Instagram 'prints'. Read More >>

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Wage War On Your Diet With a Chocolate Grenade

Easter is one of those magical days in the year when diets don't exist. So, in addition to a mountain of other sweet confections, you can enjoy Raphael Volkmer's chocolate 'Calories Bomb' grenade that explodes with even more delicious shrapnel. Read More >>

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3D Chocolate Printer Sadly Arrives Too Late To Churn Out Easter Bunnies

The creators of what will be one of the first commercially available 3D chocolate printers had hoped their device would hit the market well before Easter, letting consumers print their own cheap bunnies and eggs at home. Read More >>

health
Chocolate Keeps You Slim?

It sounds whack, but a new scientific study suggests that people who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner. Sadly, that doesn't quite mean that you can run out and stuff your face full of candy all day to keep your weight down—but it does mean you probably should be eating some chocolate regularly. Read More >>

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