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This Week in Chocolate: Dec 13–20 - Craft chocolate, bean-to-bar, reviews and writing.

This Week in Chocolate: Dec 13–20

Our weekly roundup of chocolate related news, politics and products. See what’s happened every Sunday.

Grim for Brothers

If you’ve been on many media sources this week, or just on Facebook, you’ll probably have noticed that the article about the Mast Brothers (What Lies Behind the Beards, Parts 1-4) from dallasfood.org has exploded and has been on a ton of news sources. It’s worth the read if you haven’t read it!

Milk Tray: for health

Cadbury UK has been experimenting with Milk Tray chocolates using ingredients like kale, beetroot and wasabi. Milk Tray tray’s have always had a rotating cast of flavors in them and these are meant to appeal to a healthier consumer. Granted these might not hit the shelves, even with a sure-fire winner like sweet, sweet kale, but I’d definitely try them.

Tree-shaming: the newest thing

Have you seen the Reese’s Tree’s? The holiday themed treat that looks like a turd? Go ahead and click, it’s SFW. Reese has been taking it in stride and have been pretty humoured about it. I mean, you’d have to be: you’re selling sweet poos.

Ducasse’s Christmas tree

I’m one of those people who really doesn’t care about the Starbucks Holiday Cup fiasco. I love Christmas just fine but I really don’t care about the entire fiasco surrounding it. However, I do love this chocolate Christmas tree from Alain Ducasse. Or just call it as I call it: an edible chocolate cone for December. And it comes flat-packed! Me want.

Dove recall

Allergies can be serious business. So if you have a bag of Dove Snowflakes and a nut allergy then please go return them, they have been recalled: someone found a Snickers in the one. Don’t let a Snickers be the end of you. They’ll really satisfy something apparently.

Buggy System

A young girl is horrified after finding a dead cockroach in her bag of chocolate buttons. Her mother is seeking an apology and an “investigation” is underway. Hey, it could have been worse. Could have been a Snickers.

That’s all the news for this week! See you next Sunday.


Being the son of a chocolatier Chris has always enjoyed talking about chocolate as much as he loves eating it. He’s an artist and designer as well as a co-founder of the Chocolate Codex.


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