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Financial Times [10/08/18, via Financial Times]
Ghana chocolate producers aim to break the mould artisanal chocolate makers that have cropped up in Ghana — and other cocoa-growing countries in Africa — in recent years. Ghana produces about a quarter of the world's cocoa beans but the vast majority are exported for processing, made into [...]

Daily Mail [10/04/18, via Daily Mail]
Victoria Beckham enjoys innuendo-filled 'rampant' cooking session with renowned chocolatier as she unveils promo for ... She celebrated the launch of her new chocolate collaboration at her London flagship store on Wednesday evening. And Victoria Beckham revealed just how much she had creating the tasty range as she shared a playful clip of herself larking around with  [...]

The Herald Journal [09/19/18, via The Herald Journal]
USU opens Chocolate Factory to students, general public makes chocolate “from bean to bar.” Inside the glass-paneled factory, people licked plastic spoons of chocolate, mothers and fathers hoisted their young kids up to see fresh chocolate in large vats, and all the while, student workers sorted fresh [...]

Cache Valley Daily [09/20/18, via Cache Valley Daily]
New Aggie Chocolate Factory going from bean to bar Utah State University opened the Aggie Chocolate Factory to the public Tuesday afternoon. The Dean of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Ken White, introduced the college's newest enterprise and said their chocolate program is the only [...]

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Your Raw Cacao Isn't As Healthy As You Think: Debunking The Myths Of The Chocolate Industry

Chocolate is the most coveted and vilified ingredient around: It’s our best friend after a rough day, but it also gets the blame for our detox diet. Then there are the hundreds of articles published about chocolate’s health benefits every year. But many of them are based on short studies of small groups of people, which aren’t exactly reliable. So which version of chocolate should we believe? Is it friend or foe? First, let’s get a couple of definitions and misconceptions out of the way. I...

Cacao beans from Davao cited as among world's best in Paris

Puentespina Farms' cacao beans make it to the top 50 entries at the 2017 International Cocoa Awards Published 4:12 PM, November 02, 2017 Updated 5:50 PM, November 02, 2017 MADE IN DAVAO. Malagos Chocolate made from cacao beans cultivated in Puentespina Farms in Davao City. All photos from the Malagos Chocolate Facebook Page DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Cacao beans produced by a...

That Ethical, Sustainable Chocolate You Love? It May Be a Fraud

Ten percent of products in the food and drink category are "adulterated or mislabeled," according to a new study by Ecovia Intelligence, an ethical product research firm. Seafood, parmesan cheese, kobe beef, herbal tea—all of these products are investigated and (spoiler alert) outed as oft-disguised and mis-marketed, in Larry Olmstead’s 2016 food fraud expose, "Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It."But what about labeled grocery...

Climate Change Might Make Chocolate Taste Better, Which Gives Us Mixed Feelings

Good news, chocolate-lovers: climate change may have a silver lining. In fact, it could make the delicious, sweet treat even tastier. According to a recent study, the type of weather that a cocoa tree is raised in can impact how the fermented seeds—the main ingredient in chocolate—taste.The research, which is published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, examined how various agricultural methods and weather conditions can change the chemical makeup and flavor of cocoa beans. In...