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World's oldest chocolate was made 5300 years ago—in a South American rainforest Our love affair with chocolate is much older than we thought, and newly discovered traces of cocoa on ancient pots suggest it started in the rainforests of what is now Ecuador some 5300 years ago. That's nearly 1500 years older than earlier evidence [...]
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Cappuccino made with jackfruit seed flour has chocolate aroma "Flour made from roasted jackfruit seeds naturally releases a mild chocolate aroma," said food scientist Fernanda Papa Spada , a recipient of a scholarship, from São Paulo Research Foundation -- FAPESP, who performed the study at the University of São [...]
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Chocolate: Origins of delicacy pushed back in time Chocolate has been a delicacy for much longer than previously thought. Botanical evidence shows the plant from which chocolate is made was first grown for food more than 5,000 years ago in the Amazon rainforest. Chemical residues found on ancient [...]
Cloudforest drinking chocolate is what sweet (tooth) dreams are made of Are you a big fan of hot chocolate? What if there was a beverage that gave you the same warm, cozy, chocolatey feeling - only it was arguably about 10 times more delicious? MORE's Molly Riehl says you'll find it at Portland's new chocolate oasis [...]
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We had just entered one of Wisconsin’s oldest makers of fine milk chocolates and caramels. Visitors to Wisconsin quickly learn of its residents’ love affair with cheese. Wisconsin produces over one-third of all the cheese made in the United States and visitors can take advantage of cheese factory tours, numerous cheese shops and cheese festivals. Residents claim the state’s superior cheese results from knowledgeable cheese makers and superior ingredients – in particular, milk from cows that graze on better grass. Some argue their cows give more and better milk because the cows enjoy living in Wisconsin. We agree Wisconsin produces excellent cheese.
Success in all of these depends upon quick thinking, and a recent study shows there's a tasty drink that could help clarify our thinking. The cocktail that improves your thinking A collaborative research team from New York's Clarkson University, the University of Wisconsin, and the Oregon Science University studied a group of 24 students at the University of Georgia. Each test subject took a mental energy test battery before and 3 times after consuming a series of three test drinks. One contained only caffeine, one contained only cocoa, and the third contained both cocoa and caffeine. The study was randomized and double-blinded as neither the test subjects nor the investigators knew which drink produced which results during.
Rob Anderson is a geek. So he makes chocolate for other geeks, or, more accurately, "people who really like chocolate and geek out about it."What does he mean by that? If you change one step of the chocolate-making process, you change the taste of the resulting chocolate entirely. And Anderson wants to show you exactly what that means. Fresco Chocolate, his company, roasts beans four different ways and conches (aka aerates and stirs) chocolate four different ways to create totally unique bars...
Rachel Sanderson in Milan January 19, 2018 On a bitterly cold February morning three years ago thousands of mourners crammed into a tiny piazza in north-west Italy to say farewell to Michele Ferrero, Italy’s real life Willy Wonka. The funeral marked the passing of a secretive genius, two months short of his 90th birthday, who became Italy’s richest man by dreaming up a cornucopia of candies evocative of Roald Dahl’s fictional character: Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, Tic Tacs, Kinder and...
The temperature of a hot chocolate at 7-Eleven convenience stores is 171 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to cause third-degree burns on human skin in just one second. Why, you might wonder, is this information relevant to you?Because somewhere in northern Virginia, there are two carjacking suspects with possible third-degree burns on their faces, hands or other parts of their bodies.On Saturday at a 7-Eleven store in Woodbridge, Virginia, a 50-year-old woman was returning to her car...
2018 jährt sich die Geburtsstunde der Marke Kinder zum 50. Mal - für Ferrero eine Steilvorlage, das breite Sortiment seiner Traditionsmarke mit einer großen Jubiläumskampagne zu feiern. Unter dem Claim "Made of Happy" schaltet das Unternehmen drei TV-Spots, die Stammbetreuer M&C Saatchi in Berlin kreiert hat. Teil des Geburtstagsauftritts sind auch Aktionen am POS und eine umfangreiche Sammlung historischer Kinder-Momente auf der Ferrero-Website.Ferrero - 50 Jahre Kinder „Made of...