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Author Archives: Christoph Sushnyk

Unlikely Chocolate Pairings for the Holidays and Beyond

Chocolate and bacon have gained some traction in recent years, and for good reason, because they go together delectably. I was surprised to see that a quick Google search for “chocolate and bacon” brought up more than four million pages,...

Cocoa on the Brain? You Might be a Genius!

The BBC is reporting this week that chocolate consumption might actually make people smarter on average, which is something those who indulge have long known… or at least used as an excuse to forgive their cravings. The science to back...

Hot Cocoa: Resilient Chocolate Won’t Melt in Your Hands

One of the pitfalls of a love for chocolate is that you often can’t take it with you– especially if you live in a warmer climate. As nice as it might be to keep a bit of your favorite treat on hand, in your bag or in a pocket, most people...

The World’s Longest Chocolate Train is Stationed in Belgium

We may all know that they like their chocolate in Belgium, but do they like it enough to ride it to work? It’s a sweet proposition that one man has sought to make a reality. Sort of. While you can’t actually ride it, the world’s longest...

African Chocolate Shortage Looms as Consumers Demand More

As sales of chocolate hit a two-year high, suppliers from West Africa are having trouble keeping up with demand from major chocolate companies. It is not a very surprising or unexpected shortfall, but it does have the potential to have a fairly...

The Chocolate Exhibition Brings a Taste of History to San Diego

If you will be in southern California between now and the 13th of March 2013, you may want to stop by theNAT in San Diego for a look at chocolate’s storied history. The San Diego Natural History Museum is offering up a heaping spoonful of...

Breathable Chocolate Promises a Unique Cocoa Experience

No matter how much you love chocolate, your cravings have likely never included the urge to actually breathe the stuff. Or have they? Apparently the market is out there, because a French company called Le Whif has stepped in to offer a line...

Chocolate-Covered Pretzels Net a Sweet Deal on ABC’s Shark Tank

While chocolate-covered pretzels are a long-standing staple for street vendors and carnies, there is not typically a lot of innovation with these simple, sweet and salty snacks in a retail setting. The Painted Pretzel is a labor of love for...

Hostess is going under, but brands could be saved by a sweet deal

If you feel a tinge of sadness at the prospect of losing the treats Hostess has produced for much of the last century, like so many who have raised their voices on Facebook and Twitter this past week, there may yet be hope. The company is not...

Mondelez Invests in a Rich Future for Cocoa Countries

Mondelez International has announced a plan to invest over $400 million dollars into improving sustainability for their suppliers in several chocolate-producing countries over the next ten years, with a specific focus on key regions for cocoa...