Chocolate is undoubtedly one of the nation’s favourite indulgences, but the sweet treat isn’t considered to be especially good for us – particularly before bed. The high sugar content might dissuade most from tucking into the snack right before sleep, but research shows a late night treat might actually fuel a good night’s rest.Continue reading Chocolate could be the key to a good night’s sleep
Chocolate is better than Cough Syrup? It’s the cold season, which means you’ll be throwing all sorts of lozenges, sprays and syrups down your throat in a bid to keep your voice fighting fit (not to mention audible).
Well, here’s some good news – chuck away that horrid tasting medicine and start chomping down on a few bars of the good stuff, as one doctor has said that chocolate is better for your throat than cough syrup.Continue reading Chocolate is better than Cough Syrup?
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
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
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
Does chocolate make you happy? There’s science behind why that might be. Continue reading The science of chocolate: What makes us like it so much?
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?