The docs offer advice: The Power of Chocolate

The docs offer advice: The power of chocolate
The docs offer advice: The power of chocolate

Roald Dahl, who wrote “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” was buried with a good supply of chocolate and red wine, along with snooker cues, pencils and a power saw. Apparently, Roald Dahl knew chocolate and red wine are two healthful choices. (We’re not sure what to make of the other supplies!) Continue reading The docs offer advice: The Power of Chocolate

Eating Chocolate May Reduce Stroke Risk

Eating Chocolate May Reduce Stroke Risk.
Eating Chocolate May Reduce Stroke Risk.

While a bar of chocolate might be considered as a guilty pleasure by many of us, perhaps we don’t need to feel quite so bad about our weakness for this sweet treat. Research published recently in the journal Neurology indicated that men who consume a moderate amount each week have a lower risk of experiencing a stroke. Continue reading Eating Chocolate May Reduce Stroke Risk

Chocolate Now Won’t Melt in Your Hands

Chocolate Now Won’t Melt in Your Hands. Because Science (It doesn’t taste like wax, either.)
Chocolate Now Won’t Melt in Your Hands. Because Science (It doesn’t taste like wax, either.)

Barry Callebaut AG’s Heat-Resistant Chocolate

Growing up, Frederic Depypere didn’t fret much about messy chocolate. In rainy Belgium, the temperature rarely got high enough to melt a candy bar. But on a visit to steamy Shanghai five years ago, he realized that the chocolate swag from Belgium’s pavilion at the World Expo would quickly turn into mush. Continue reading Chocolate Now Won’t Melt in Your Hands

This Guy Eats Chocolate for Every Meal and Is Probably Healthier Than You

This Guy Eats Chocolate for Every Meal and Is Probably Healthier Than You
This Guy Eats Chocolate for Every Meal and Is Probably Healthier Than You
Chocolate all day, erryday? Sounds like a dream, apart from the pimples, sugar headaches, and inevitable weight gain.

Not for Willie Harcourt-Cooze. The Devon-based chocolate maker incorporates it into almost every meal, but says he’s as lean and energetic as the next juice-chugging clean eater. Continue reading This Guy Eats Chocolate for Every Meal and Is Probably Healthier Than You

Does Chocolate really lift our mood and make us feel romantic?

Does Chocolate really lift our mood and make us feel romantic?
Does Chocolate really lift our mood and make us feel romantic?
On Monday 12 January 2015, the chocolate formulation of the Cadbury Creme Egg was changed, and there was public uproar. This is not meant to happen: in a world where markets reign supreme, companies feel they have to continually change their products to make them seem new and exciting. But there are some things that we don’t want to change, and chocolate is one of them. How it came to be so important to us is an interesting story, and one that hinges on the fact that it’s made of crystals. Continue reading Does Chocolate really lift our mood and make us feel romantic?