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Hot Chocolate Recipes To Warm You Up On Chilly Days

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 10.16.2014 | 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...

Solving the Billion Dollar Problem in the Cocoa Industry

Barry Parkin | Posted 10.11.2012 | Home
Barry Parkin

It has become clear to all of the major stakeholders that it will take billions of dollars in investment in cocoa, the vital ingredient to make chocolate, to make it sustainable for the future.

Chocolate Makers Fear Cocoa Shortage

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | Home

* Liffe July trades at premium to future-dated contracts * Exporters cautious on sales contracts for early 2012/13 season ...

Anti-Cocaine Policy Leaves Gourmet Chocolate Makers Bitter

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home

* Peruvian gourmets see native cocoa as having strong future * CCN-51 cocoa developed in Ecuador in 1960s ...

Our Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Chocolate

Ernest Istook | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Ernest Istook

Mr. Obama is using flimsy and misleading numbers to justify his anti-oil and gas energy policy, and his mega-billion dollar subsidies for "green energy" and "green jobs." So perhaps it's time for him to pivot to another basic necessity, like chocolate.

The Faithful Shopper: Choosing Chocolates

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.02.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

What are Easter, Passover, or even just spring without a little chocolate? New York has many places to buy that sweet treat. Here are some favorites.

The Next Generation of Cocoa Farmers

Barry Parkin | Posted 04.17.2012 | Impact
Barry Parkin

Again this year, millions of people are enjoying National Chocolate Lovers' Month, having just celebrated the high holiday for chocolate aficionados -- Valentine's Day. But what about the month of February in the year 2020?

S'more Chocolate

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 04.15.2012 | Home
Cheryl Carlesimo

Every Valentine's Day, our thoughts turn to love, and flowers, and well, chocolate.

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

Food of the Gods

Kwei Quartey | Posted 02.05.2012 | Impact
Kwei Quartey

Sub-Saharan Africa produces 70-74 percent of the world's cocoa beans. Should anything wipe out the cocoa crop from either of these producer nations, there is no other country that could quickly take up the slack.

The Best (And Worst) Brands Of Hot Chocolate

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Hot chocolate mixes can really run the gamut in quality -- there are the anemic powdered-milk-filled paper packets, the mid-range canisters flavored w...

Do You Know The Difference Between Dutch Cocoa And Regular?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Every Friday, we select a question from our Facebook fans and answer it in this weekly column. This week, we explain the difference between Dutch-proc...

Why Chocolate May Become A Luxury Item

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.03.2011 | Green

Chocolate lovers, embrace those chocoholic fixes now. A recent report from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture predicts it could become ...

The Physics of Pudding

Anneli Rufus | Posted 08.20.2011 | Home
Anneli Rufus

This is my pudding theory: we love pudding because it's basically a milkshake that can't get away. We love pudding because it's ice cream that won't melt. We love pudding because it's candy we can eat with spoons.

Chocolate Eggs Nearly Double in Price Since Last Easter

Anneli Rufus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anneli Rufus

A "food crisis" is afoot. It's becoming ever more obvious in supermarkets and restaurants, and now -- because of political strife in the cocoa-producing Ivory Coast -- this food crisis is allegedly about to kill Easter.

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...

Valentine's Chocolate Please, Hold the Child Labor

Regina Varolli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Varolli

The worst forms of child labor, even children that have been trafficked into slavery, are prevalent in the growing and harvesting of cacao in West Africa.

PHOTOS: 13 Products Most Likely To Be Made By Child Or Forced Labor

The Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some of our most basic purchases are produced by children. Though hard data is scant, it's estimated that there are 115 million children worldwide in ...

10 Years Later: West Africa Children Still Exploited To Make Chocolate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — A report says West Africa's cocoa industry is still trafficking children and using forced child labor despite nearly a de...

Mars, IBM & USDA Successfuly Map Chocolate Genome

AOLNews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two competing studies have unlocked the cacao tree's complete genome, which could yield a stable supply of chocolate beans and could one day lead to t...

How To Taste Dark Chocolate

Chow.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

How do you eat dark chocolate? Well, put it in your mouth and chew, of course. It's creamy, sweet, bitter, and probably very enjoyable. But what if yo...

Chocolate More Expensive? Blame This Hedge Fund

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A London hedge fund has swept up a large chunk of the world's stocks of cocoa beans, helping to drive prices of the basic ingredient of chocolate to t...

Mars Wants Sustainable Cocoa Certification to Include Productivity

Jerry Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jerry Lewis

Mars Inc. is expanding its test market for its new goodnessKnows dark chocolate, fruit and nut snack beyond Boulder into the Denver area, with TV adve...