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Chocolate Museum in Köln (Cologne), Germany

When we visited Köln last November, we decided to take a tour of the Schokoladen Museum (Chocolate Museum). The museum is situated right on the Rhine river in the Rheinau Harbour next to old town and not far from the cathedral. The three story building is shaped like a large ship with floor to ceiling windows providing wonderful views of the river and city. Lindt is the official chocolatier of the museum and the highlight of the tour is tasting and buying the freshly made chocolate. There is...

Busted Russian casino hackers had an appetite for drugs and chocolate

Boris and the Chocolate Factory, with murder, extortion, bootlegging, bribery on the sideUS law enforcement agencies on Wednesday unsealed charges against a large-scale Russian criminal syndicate, laying charges against 33 individuals with some pretty startling sidelines.It's hardly surprising that a bunch of mobsters and racketeers would trade in firearms and narcotics. Hacking casino slot machines with smuggled electronics is more exotic; and shipping around 4.5 metric tonnes (10,000...

Mondelez promises not to destroy Dunedin Cadbury factory's chocolate-making machines

WILMA MCCORKINDALE/FAIRFAX NZChocolate has been manufactured in Dunedin for almost 150 years.Food giant Mondelez will not destroy its machinery when it withdraws from manufacturing Cadbury products at its Dunedin factory, the company says.Dr Jim O'Malley, of the Own the Factory campaign, said Mondelez would help the Dunedin community by being clear about what it was doing with its machinery when it exits the city.Chocolate manufacturing has been in Dunedin for almost 150 years.​A spokesman...

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

This review may contain spoilers.I watched this film on a whim really. I just felt in the mood to watch Gene Wilder murder children. My previous experience with the film is just sort of middling. I thought it was okay the first time I watched it, not being able to hold a candle to the amazing Tim Burton version. So, what do I think of it now?It's still just fine.One of the main problems is that I just don't buy this world the film is setting up for me. I don't buy the actions the characters...