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Chocolate “Chip-Less” Cookies

Easy30 minsQuickThese Chocolate “Chip-Less” Cookies are everything you love about soft and chewy and delicious CCCs…just without the chocolate!This post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.Confession:Often whenever I’m making a batch of chocolate chip cookies…I leave out the chips.   I know.  I’m sure that sounds like a crime to many of you, but it’s true.  My love for the pre-chip cookies goes way back to the days before I could bake.  When I was a young pup, our dad always used to be the chocolate...

How to Read a Chocolate Bar Label to Buy the Best Chocolate

Buying a bar of chocolate shouldn’t be an academic exercise, but with the maze of labels available these days, it’s hard not to stand dumbfounded in the chocolate aisle. Most of us resort to the same tactic we use to buy wine: pick the prettiest package! We shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but sometimes it’s tempting. Especially when the packaging of so many artisan bars is so beautiful.But let’s talk about what to look for on a chocolate label, as well as what all that labeling...

How Chocolate Fries and Pikachu Helped Turn Around McDonald's Japan

McDonald’s Japan took a series of hits starting in 2014 that threatened to crack its Golden Arches: a supplier was selling expired chicken, a human tooth was found in french fries and a child was injured by a plastic shard inside a sundae.Sales plummeted to their lowest since the company went public in 2001, and the chain closed hundreds of restaurants. McDonald’s Corp. in the U.S. said it was considering selling its 49.9 percent stake in the Japanese company as losses piled up.“I remember...

Chocolate became a health food; is it really good for you?

© Provided by NewsCred Chocolate-3 Chocolate, long associated with indulgence, romance and guilty pleasures has become a health food. A large expose in Vox last week traces the transformation.Apparently, over the past three decades Nestle, Mars and Hershey, among others, have poured millions into scientific studies and research grants that support cocoa research. The research has been fruitful, flooding the scientific journals with many peer-reviewed papers. The media relishes on these...