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Why York is still the UK's best city for chocolate lovers It was York's privileged location on the River Ouse that greased the chocolate-making wheels, as cocoa beans flowed in with ease while the burgeoning railway industry transported the finished products across the nation. Everything from KitKats to [...]
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Did you know? Cote d'Ivoire is the single largest producer of cocoa, providing roughly 40 percent of the world's supply. Most cocoa farms are not owned by the companies that make chocolate. Chocolate milk is an effective post workout recovery drink. M&Ms were [...]
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Tasting tour: Hershey, Pa., the town founded on chocolate Hershey's Chocolate World is one of the top attractions in Hershey. Visitors can take a free tour to see how cocoa beans are transformed into Hershey's chocolate. They also can make their own candy bar, enjoy a chocolate tasting session, tour the town [...]
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Searching for chocolate's roots, and enemies, in Colombia's wilderness Each cacao pod usually encases about 40 beans — the source of cocoa powder and chocolate. The beans are the Programs such as Cacao for Peace, which is backed by the US Agency for International Development, aim to help farmers make the shift. [...]
An excerpt from my chapter (32) in The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Boards, edited by Dr. Richard LeBlanc, and published by Wiley, 2016.Natural disasters due to climate change, violence and terrorism in volatile regions, increasing scarcity of food and water, wealth inequality and poverty, and the spread of deadly disease are expected to continue to threaten lives, property, and prosperity in the twenty-first century. Only...
CommentsPrintBy Michael Floreak Globe correspondent September 13, 2017“Chocolate is chocolate is chocolate, right?” asks food writer Megan Giller. In her new book “Bean to Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution” Giller answers her own question — with a definitive no. Over more than 200 pages, the Brooklyn-based author chronicles an increasingly popular process that takes small batch producers from raw cocoa beans to finished single-source chocolate, a process that has...
It's cocoa season across the southern half of the Ivory Coast. The pods are ripe for picking, some turning from green to yellow, like bananas. Except these trees are unlike anything I've seen before; a quirk of evolution, they would look at home in C.S. Lewis' Narnia or Tolkien's Middle-earth: their precious cargo grows not from the branches, but straight out of the tree trunk. It's October, a critical time of year for the poorest rural communities who sell cocoa beans -- and for chocolate...
Chocolate has been recognized as a favorite treat to people all over the world. But just how much do you know about this bean and how it made its way to be your delicious dessert? Learn all about the key moments in the history of the cocoa beans and you will come to appreciate your next chocolate bar even more!IMAGE: PEXELS1. Chocolate Is A Vegetable (kind of)Chocolate is made from cocoa beans that naturally grow on trees in hot places like Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, and Nigeria. One...