Archive for chocolate

Chocolate bathroom

9.4 million calories for a new bathroom? That’ll do nicely

20 September 2014
Willy Wonka would be proud to own this bathroom set. Made entirely of solid Belgian chocolate, it’s currently for sale in the UK, retailing for about $133,000.
Black Sapote

The fruit that tastes like chocolate pudding

18 August 2014
Behold the Black Sapote, a.k.a “the Chocolate Pudding Fruit”
Chocolate cupcakes. Photo courtesy of - some rights reserved

This isn’t just good news. This is stupendous news.

25 March 2014
It doens’t hurt to be nice to your employees. Or, failing that, just give them chocolates and Bill Bailey DVDs.
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A house with an important little role in the history of chocolate and Doctor Who

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Welcome to 175 Stroud Green Road, a house with an important little role in the history of chocolate and Doctor Who. Currently the middle of a run of three houses that has a Sainsbury’s in their ground floor, it was back in the 1880s home to George Osborne Barratt and his family. The confectionery firm […]
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What Has Aid Ever Done For Anyone? Apart from… chocolate

21 March 2013 ,
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I’ll have some chocolate with that broccoli please

14 March 2013 ,
News from the University of Montana: A new paper co-written by a University of Montana associate professor indicates air pollution can physically harm the brains of otherwise perfectly healthy children … [and] 2 common foods may help mitigate that damage. I think you can guess what those two are. (Though are either chocolate or broccoli […]

Hot chocolate tastes better in an orange cup

8 January 2013 ,
A study says so; it must be true: In general, how people perceive taste is influenced by many factors unrelated to the actual food. Past studies have shown that the color of the plate, the price on a bottle of wine, and the verbal description of food can affect people’s enjoyment of dishes and drinks […]

Best news of the week

18 November 2012 ,
Actually, the graph has been doing the rounds for a while, but so what? Hooray! Best news I’ve read in years…BBC News – Does chocolate make you clever? — Martin Horwood (@MartinChelt) November 18, 2012
No, this isn't an alien or an ice cream sculpture.

Salt? That’s so last year

14 October 2012
Earlier today I went to the 2012 version of the chocolate fair which rounds off Chocolate Week. This time the event was in a large basement near Covent Garden; it looks like the event is going from strength to strength. I was also impressed by the coolness of the IT support staff – not to […]

Charles Dickens: a wise man when it comes to chocolate

26 April 2012 ,
My list of favourite Charles Dickens quotes has now expanded from one to two with this: There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.