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The Chocolate Food of the Gods

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 08.24.2014 | Home
Evaggelos Vallianatos

In her new book, Carol Off, a Canadian journalist, successfully unwraps the dark history of chocolate.

The Future of Chocolate

Maryam Henein | Posted 06.02.2013 | Taste
Maryam Henein

Unwrap the world of chocolate and things aren't always sweet. The cacao plant's legacy is ancient and complex, while the business surrounding it is bitter, messy and even ruthless. Its future, meanwhile, is both exciting and uncertain.

Why A Chocolate Shortage May Be Near

Posted 02.13.2012 | Home

A chocolate shortage is probably the last thing you want to hear about today. Valentine's Day is tomorrow -- you may just want to focus on the orgy of...

Food Industry Brings Bitter Harvest to Child Cocoa Laborers

Michelle Chen | Posted 02.15.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

The taste of hot cocoa or a chocolate bar is one of the classic pleasures of being a kid. But chocolate is a bitter harvest for countless children in West Africa, who spend their days towing around machetes, hacking the cocoa pods that will be made into sweets

Ivory Coast President Kept In Power By Chocolate

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Some of the cocoa in that Valentine's Day chocolate probably came from a West African country where the man in power for a decade...

The History of Valentine's Day And Chocolate

Gourmet Live | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Every February 14th love-struck men and women spend more than 1 billion dollars on chocolate products. Blame Cupid for the love-struck part, but why c...