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Guilt-Free Spring Macaroons

Mira Manek | Posted 04.24.2015 | Taste
Mira Manek

With the strawberry sauce, they simply spring to life in color, taste and everything!

Seven Enticing Destinations on Latin America's Cacao Route

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Travel to the origin of chocolate to soak up the culture of cacao and discover how to make it yourself.

Koo-Koo for Cacao: Two Very Different Cacao-Infused Spirits Hit the Market

Tony Sachs | Posted 01.22.2015 | Taste
Tony Sachs

Chocolate and booze are two of life's great pleasures. And they taste so delicious together -- a few slivers of dark, cacao-rich chocolate with a gla...

Choco-lypse And The Looming Chocolate Revolution

Emily Stone | Posted 12.10.2014 | Hawaii
Emily Stone

Enjoy that chocolate this Halloween because in the next five years, we could be facing a major shortage. Cocoa farmers, who grow all of the cocoa beans for the world's chocolate, aren't paid fairly and are ditching the crop. Global cocoa production has actually declined since 2011.

Chocolate As Resistance

Daniel Klein | Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste
Daniel Klein

It is a food steeped in history and spirituality that has lost its place in Mexican agriculture and production. This is a story about bringing it back.

8 Superfoods That Are Easy To Eat

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Brianna Steinhilber With the New Year in full swing, superfoods are back with a vengeance. Nutrient-packed and offering impressive health adva...

What The Ancient Maya Can Teach Us About Living Well

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

In the modern world -- when technological advances and information overload have left many of us with a desire to get back to basics -- the need for a...

Why Does Dark Chocolate Taste So Nasty?

Quora | Posted 09.24.2013 | Taste
Quora

It tastes nasty to you, because your palette requires a high level of sweetness to go with the chocolate flavor.

Peruvian Superfoods: The Most Powerful Powders on the Planet

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Because of the microclimates and diverse topography, Peru is home to thousands of foods found nowhere else on the planet, many of which are staggering in their content of potent nutrients. These foods fit into the new class of ingredients dubbed superfoods.

Why Does White Chocolate Even Exist?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 04.09.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

White chocolate is to me the un-chocolate, the anti-chocolate, the phantom zombie impostor chocolate that goes around looking and feeling and teasing you into believing that it will taste like chocolate, but lacking color, complexity and mystery.

Climate Change Threatens Billion Dollar Valentine Tree

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

This year on Valentine's Day consider, for just one moment, where that scrumptious chocolate came from, and you might be surprised to know that it is ...

TCHO: San Francisco's Willie Wonka Chocolate Factory (VIDEO)

GloboMaestro | Posted 04.01.2013 | Home
GloboMaestro

Ghirardelli may be San Francisco's best known chocolate, but production moved away years ago. Today, TCHO is the real San Francisco chocolate -- and it's the only place in town involved in the entire chocolate making process.

'Site 13' Find Raises Questions About Early Civilization

| Posted 01.23.2013 | Science

By Traci Watson They were humble farmers who grew corn and dwelt in subterranean pit houses. But the people who lived 1200 years ago in a Utah vil...

PHOTOS: 25 Best Tacos In LA

2013-01-15-ScreenShot20130115at12.37.21PM.jpg | Posted 01.15.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of FoodRepublic.com. By Joshua Lurie, the Los Angeles-based founder of Food GPS. Los Angeles has the largest Mexican-...

How Does Chocolate Grow on Trees? Expensively.

Zester Daily | Posted 01.14.2013 | Home
Zester Daily

Chocolate and its flavor begins with the work of farmers, not factories.

Health Benefits of Quality Cacao

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

If the past is any indicator (and usually it is), deprivation is not a sustainable solution to the chocolate overdose. Instead, let's begin with a mental makeover: All chocolate is not inherently unhealthy.

Dandelion Chocolate: Discover the Real Flavor of Chocolate (Video)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home
Liza de Guia

"I think what we're doing is important, it's important for chocolate. And it's important for us that this type of chocolate is known about." Meet Tod...

WATCH: Did Someone Say Vegan Chocolate Pudding?

Posted 01.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Organic dark chocolate over 70% cacao is not only sexy and delicious, but good for you. Cacao contains over 300 identifiable chemical compounds in...

Beat The Heat With A Healthy Summertime Smoothie

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 10.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

Nothing says refreshment quite like the summertime smoothie. These blended concoctions are a great way to cool down and power up, especially in the summer heat.

Shooting Ourselves in the Foot: Paying Twice in Colombia to Grow and Kill Legal Crops

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 08.15.2011 | World
Jim Fruchterman

The US government pays one group of people to help convince people to switch to growing legal crops, and then while paying another group of people to kill illegal crops, they accidentally kill the legal plantings.

WATCH: Cacao Growers Take Control Over Their Community's Fate

Robin Blotnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Robin Blotnick

The campesinos of the area had decided to stop competing with each other for the measly prices offered by the big cacao buyers, and were now working together to directly market an improved, organic product.

Science Breakthrough May Mean Tastier Chocolate

BBC News | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scientists have released a draft sequence of the cacao genome, in a move bound to give farmers hopes of higher yields, and consumers - of tastier choc...

Oh La La: Chocolate! With Brigitte Mars

Brigitte Mars | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigitte Mars

Cacao is considered an aphrodisiac, antioxidant, cardiotonic, diuretic, emollient, laxative, nervous system stimulant, and nutritive.

Chocolate: Truly The Food Of The Gods

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Originally consumed as a hot liquid, either thick or thin, laced through with hot spice and cinnamon, chocolate tasted nothing like the cloyingly sweet candy we call chocolate today.

Can Chocolate Save Hawaii?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anneli Rufus

Sugar cane is all but dead, and pineapple is on its way out. One farmer is pinning his hopes on notoriously fussy cacao trees.