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Cocoa

Craft Chocolate Sourced and Produced in Africa Fairly and Directly

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Kelsey Timmerman

Think of the bean-to-bar movement as being in the early stages of the craft beer movement. In fact, many are referring to it as craft chocolate.

Why Clif Bar Must Disclose the Origins of Its Cocoa

Mikko Alanne | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mikko Alanne

On African cocoa farms, children are frequently forced to work from 6 a.m. until the evening. They're made to live in windowless sheds and subjected to beatings and whippings for working slowly or attempting to escape.

Tastes Great, Keeps You Healthy: What's Not to Like About National Chocolate Day?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

If you're looking for any excuse to indulge in chocolate without feeling post-pleasure guilt: you're in luck! July 7th is National Chocolate Day.

Lifting The Veil On Direct Trade (And Why It's Integral To Our Business)

Shawn Askinosie | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Shawn Askinosie

Before I started this chocolate factory I was a criminal defense lawyer specializing in the most serious felony cases. That was challenging. This is more so.

Cocoa Is Playing a Positive Role in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

Joe Whinney of Theo Chocolate with farmers in the Democratic Republic of Congo A beloved staple in many a household, chocolate has taken on a riche...

Climate Change Will Probably Ruin These 9 Delicious Foods By 2050, So Brace Yourselves

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green

Enjoy them while they last.

Harlem's New Starbucks of Teas

Nova Lorraine | Posted 04.27.2014 | New York
Nova Lorraine

Have you ever had the feeling of overwhelming joy in one little cup? This is what I experienced after my first sips of Serengeti's Moroccan Mint tea.

The Difference Between Dutch-Process And Natural Cocoa Powder

Food52 | Posted 03.18.2014 | Taste
Food52

Scratching your head over the difference between natural and Dutch-process cocoa and when to use which?

Meatless Monday: Spice Me Up for Christmas

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

If the idea of anything other than a white Christmas seems strange, spend Christmas in the islands -- they love it there, decorating lavishly, yet tro...

The Sweetest Guy in Beverly Hills

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 12.04.2013 | Home
Elsa Giannakoudaki

Jonathan Grahm will have you remarking, "what a sweet guy," and that's not only because he is at the helms of the historic Compartes Chocolatier, ...

New Development Effort Targets Ghana's Poorest Region

Barbara Borst | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Barbara Borst

As shea butter, used in foods and cosmetics, becomes more profitable, the hope is that it will continue to benefit women, who are a disproportionate number of the poor.

Haunted Halloween Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Halloween chocolate haunts me. October 31st's abundant temptations of free, sugary treats, with chocolate being the most popular, bumps up against my religious consciousness. Which will prevail?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Delights

Laura Kumin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Laura Kumin

I love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but I may just have found a way to improve on them.

How Do You Measure Up in the Kitchen?

Jeffrey de Picciotto | Posted 10.20.2013 | Taste
Jeffrey de Picciotto

There are a million ways to scoop a cup of flour. How do you do it?

Passion Fruit Truffle Cake

Ken Leung | Posted 07.21.2013 | Taste
Ken Leung

A chocoholic's dream.

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.

The Truth About Dogs and Chocolate

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 05.26.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Hodgson

Whether your ritual hides eggs or matzo, the general reward for either is a large dose of chocolate in a variety of forms. While that is celebratory for children (and many adults), it is something potentially deadly to a dog.

Exploring Brazil's Wild Rio Negro

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.23.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The Rio Negro, I am told, is a river like any other.

Cardboard Hearts Full of West African Chocolate and Western Guilt

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Kelsey Timmerman

If we really want to end child labor and slavery in the West African cocoa industry, paying farmers half of a penny more per bar would go a long way in doing that.

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.

Accio Sunlight!

Andrew Slack | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Andrew Slack

We're now in an era where fan activists will not be quietly silenced by cease and desist letters. And organizations like the Harry Potter Alliance will not simply walk away when the freedom of children and their families are at stake.

It's Hot Chocolate Time

Posted 11.23.2012 | Taste

We love a classic cocoa, but it's hard not to tinker with things, even when they're perfect.

Food Gifts: The Cutest Cocoa On Earth

Posted 11.12.2012 | Taste

Until very recently, we hadn't considered the cuteness of our hot chocolate.

Company Kids Love Accused Of Violating Child Labor Laws

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

* Pension fund could sue Hershey, directors * African cocoa sector uses forced labor, children -study * Whole Foods drop...