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This Week in Chocolate: Feb. 21–28 - Craft chocolate, bean-to-bar, reviews and writing.

This Week in Chocolate: Feb. 21–28

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

Blow the Whistle

Someone with an IP linked the Canadian DOD has changed the Wikipedia article for Cadbury’s Caramilk bar, switching out the term “chocolate bar” to “candy bar”. Which is the proper term for those bars. That’s what our Edward Snowden’s are working on.

Chocolate Kebabs

A chocolat kebab shop is opening in the UK. That’s right. And you’ll see in the article an amazing artists rendering of a barber-pole striped chocolate shawarma. A chocolate shawarma. Now that is the thing you need at a party or wedding.

Whisky Chocolates

This Koeda chocolates from Morinaga are whisky flavored and are 3.1% booze. They’re also about $3 a box. You can see some pictures of them here. You can finally combine pre-drinking with pre-tasting for your tasting party. Everything tastes good when you’re lit.

National Chocolate Souffle Day

It’s February 28th and you know what that means: it’s National Chocolate Souffle Day. Are you having a big souffle family dinner to celebrate? Cheap meal: mostly air. But you write out some invites with these!


A cleric in Iraq has been suggesting that citizens stop spending extra money on candy bars, an effort to curb excess spending. This hasn’t been a very popular sermon and Iraqi’s have been making all kinds of fun of this guy. It does say here that the generic term for chocolate in Iraq is actually “Nestle”, so that’s the one new thing I’ll have learned today.

Healthy Chocolate Article #4000

I’m including this one because it has a graph, and I’m a sucker for graphs and graphics. This is based upon a “rigorous and methodically sound” study. (Which is found here and is pretty dense. It certainly seems methodical at first glance.) I have to read these every week and the take-away is basically this: sugar isn’t good for you, dark chocolate is. Eat dark chocolate and everything will improve. Apparently.

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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