First it was wine lovers, then the Aeropress-wielding coffee fans. Ahead of the Valentine’s chocolate feast, our reporter discovers a new breed of devotees. Continue reading The Rise of the Chocolate Snob
Ranjani Rajendra roasts, shells and tempers a handful of locally-grown cocoa beans to tell the story of a single-origin bar. Continue reading Cocoa: When Chocolate Meets Science
Chocolate. It’s one of life’s great comfort foods. Bite into a bar of chocolate and a taste sensation overruns your senses. It helps to get you through troubled times and balance out over-rich meals. Continue reading Chocolate… 9 Healthy Reasons Why You Need To Eat More Daily
Researchers claim chocoholics will be able to increase their enjoyment of the snacks by listening to music. Continue reading Listening to different sounds or music while eating chocolate can change its flavour
It’s good news for chocolate fans as a new study suggests that eating chocolate could actually make you smarter. In fact, a group of scientists are actually recommending you eat more of it. Continue reading Eating Chocolate Makes You Smarter
Chocolate has tempted the world more than any other dessert. Though our first instinct is to quickly indulge in chocolate’s creamy goodness, scientists have discovered that to fully experience chocolate, it should be savoured. Continue reading Chocolate… 5 Scientific Reasons Why It Should Be Savoured
Should I take the last chocolate?
I didn’t know it was the last one when, feeling peckish on a recent afternoon, I rose from my desk and walked across the newsroom toward where my editor, Victoria, sits. She keeps on her desk a glass jar stocked with candy, typically those trapezoidal, foil-wrapped Dove chocolates, free for the taking. Continue reading Is it rude to take the last chocolate?
Jenny Lee takes a bite of Killyleagh history during a walking tour of the Co Down village, birthplace of scientist and collector Sir Hans Sloane, who is credited with bringing the recipe for drinking chocolate to Europe in the 1680s. Continue reading Sir Hans Sloane – More Than Just The Chocolate Man
Chocolate makes me happy and has become an incredibly popular food product that millions indulge in every day, thanks to its unique, rich, and sweet taste. Continue reading Why Chocolate Makes Me Happy
Tempering is a way of precisely melting chocolate so that it has that nice, glossy finish that you see on professionally made candies. Tempered chocolate is heated, cooled and then warmed again. Continue reading How To Make Tempered Chocolate