Category Archives: Chocolate

From cocoa to chocolate in an entertaining and didactic way

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The children’s vacations are over and the school year has already started. Now, time to study! But before returning to school, many have had the privilege of learning about cocoa and Venezuelan chocolate in an entertaining and didactic way, as it took place at the vacation plan offered by the Chacaomarket in Miranda state. There, about 18 children in the… Read more »

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What’s the Difference Between Cocoa & Cacao?

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Sure, you love chocolate, but can you tell these ingredients apart? Most people love the rich, creamy taste of chocolate, but not everyone knows the difference between cocoa and cacao. The chocolate flavor most of us think of is based on cocoa, which comes from the beans of the cacao tree. Cocoa is processed into cocoa powder, cocoa butter and,… Read more »

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Why chocolate is good for your gut

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Chocolate lovers, rejoice; the sweet treat is not only delicious, but studies show that it can also promote friendly bacteria and reduce inflammation in our guts. First, some background: trillions of bacteria live in our guts. They contribute to our immune system, metabolism, and many other processes essential to human health. When the delicate balance of microbes in our intestines is… Read more »

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Scientists debut first new chocolate in 80 years and it’s pink!

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We’d like to think that chocolate science has become a perfected art over the last century or so. But scientists would disagree, particularly the chocolate scientists over at Swiss company Barry Callebaut, who have recently debuted the first new kind of natural chocolate in over 80 years. Hold on to your hats, millennial pink lovers. Now, along with dark, milk… Read more »

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The surprising country that produces the most chocolate

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It’s World Chocolate Day (07/07/2017), apparently. What better excuse to gorge on Toblerone like Alan Partridge? But which country is the king of chocolate? Below we’ve listed the top 10 exporters of chocolate last year. And Switzerland isn’t number one. Just missing out on the top 10 were Mexico, Russia, Spain, Austria and Turkey, while 79.4 per cent of all… Read more »

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Chocolate Boosts Your Brain Power, New Study Finds

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Italian scientists have found that a daily dose of cocoa acts as a dietary supplement to counteract different types of cognitive decline. They found regularly eating cocoa was linked to improvements in working memory and visual information processing and cocoa could be particularly beneficial for certain people. Cocoa, is the dried and fermented bean from the cocoa tree used to… Read more »

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Barry Callebaut opens its 20th Chocolate Academy center in Milan, Italy, led by world champion Davide Comaschi

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Milan – the Italian capital of chocolate, June 19, 2017: Together with Davide Comaschi, winner of 2013’s World Chocolate Masters, we had the pleasure to inaugurate our 20th CHOCOLATE ACADEMY center, accompanied by some of our senior management members, sponsors and renowned chefs.

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Seasonal Chocolate Popularity

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New research from Mintel reveals that seasonal launches accounted for one quarter of chocolate new product launches in 2016, the biggest area of chocolate new product development. “Our research shows that seasonal chocolate tops all chocolate new product development, a testament to the popularity of seasonal treats among consumers across the globe. This reflects the fact that these products are… Read more »

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