While enjoying a cup of hot native chocolate with some off-season puto bumbong during the rainy weekend, I remembered that hot chocolate in our home used to be made from cacao beans from Bohol, Dumaguete, Batangas or Pampanga. Continue reading Chocolate and History
Chocolate is one of the most indulgent, versatile treats in all of dessert land. Every type of dessert, including cakes and candies, comes in chocolate, including dark, milk or white. But desserts are supposed to be bad for you, right? Dark chocolate breaks this rule – providing many health benefits that you may not be aware of. Continue reading Dark chocolate — friend or foe?
Akhil Sharma travels to Mexico and Guatemala in search of the past, and future, of chocolate. Continue reading A Chocolate Odyssey
Cocoa and dark chocolate contain compounds that may help prevent cancer by many ways, including preventing DNA damage, lowering inflammation, and inhibiting cell proliferation. Experimental evidence shows that cocoa can lower the risk of some types. Most importantly, some human trials show that cocoa can reduce activation of molecules that are involved in the development and progression of cancer. Continue reading Dark Chocolate May Help Prevent Some Types Of Cancer
Lome – Organic, fair trade chocolate has proved popular in recent years, especially with ethically minded Western consumers keen to give cocoa farmers around the world a better deal. Continue reading Heat Resistant Chocolate
Make your Popcorn come to life with Sephra’s (Patent Protected) Theatrical Popcorn Staging Cabinet! Continue reading Theatrical Popcorn Staging Cabinet
Here’s something that’s sure to put a smile on your face: A key to good health just might come in the form of a chocolate chuckle. Continue reading Smile! Laughter and chocolate are good for your health
Dark chocolate has already been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health – and now a study undertaken at London’s Kingston University has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra athletic edge in their fitness training. Continue reading Dark Chocolate could enhance Athletic Performance
Chocolate is the new wine and coffee, but you’ll need a masterclass to figure out flavour notes and pinpoint the provenance of the bean. Continue reading How to be a Chocolate Snob!
For all of you who have given up sweets for Lent, I apologize in advance. Just remember, Easter is coming. Continue reading My Favourite Brain Food… Chocolate.