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Chocolate Codex, This Week in Chocolate: Oct. 4–11, 2015

This Week in Chocolate: October 4 – 11

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

Happy Thanksgiving…

…if you’re Canadian. I hope you’re enjoying your long weekend!

Hummingbird Places Silver and Bronze

At the Canadian National Chocolate Awards, so they are highest placing chocolate maker (first place is a chocolatier). If you want to taste it for yourself you can get their bars online. Eh-xcellent. Lots of CanCon this week!

Cadbury’s Dusts off Old Shill

It’s the return of the Milk Tray Man! “All because the lady loves Milk Tray.” Here’s the wrinkle: they haven’t cast him yet AND they’re looking for suggestions. Think you have what it takes or know someone who does? Well here’s the chance you never knew you had

Possible Chocolate Tampering in Halifax

This is extremely local news but, seeing as it’s the long weekend up here and all, a man found a pin in a Godiva bar at the Mic Mac Mall in Halifax, Nova Scotia. No one was hurt. And you Americans thought there was no crime up here!

Oh hey, if You’re in the UK

Happy Chocolate Week! Go get ’em for me.

Model Eats Chocolate Bar: People go Nuts

Recently a mushroom was discovered in Hawai’i that, when smelled, can spontaneously give women orgasms. (It’s not the common mushroom pictured so don’t go embarrassing yourself yet!) However if you’re not a mushroom fan you can probably just watch this video. It might not be the exact same, but millions of people just can’t get enough of it.

A Chocolate Cake Zoetrope

That’s right: animated chocolate. Spin this cake fast enough and it jumps to life. Pretty great!

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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