Our weekly roundup of chocolate related news, politics and products. See what’s happened every Sunday.
It’s the Northwest Chocolate Fest!
Phew! One of us is there in person and it’s already been amazingggg. I’m doing this news a little late but have to thank the festival, Marou, Parliament and all the other amazing people we’ve connected with. Now let’s see what the rest of the globe has been doing…
Medicinal Chocolate is a Thing
And it’s on the way to market. A new company called Kuka Xoco is aiming to make chocolate a true health food. This will be done by not only just exploiting the natural goodness of chocolate but also by cutting sugar. Maltitol? Please god no.
Last Quaker Outpost No Longer Dry
I know that is a weird headline but check this out. Bournville in the UK has been making chocolate for 120 years, founded by Quakers and completely alcohol free. Until now. At the moment there are still no pubs or bars in the area but locals are PO’ed at the loss of propriety. They do have some point: alcohol sure can make things sloppy.
Pop Star Details her Chocolate addiction
UK pop-star Ellie Goulding (I have no idea who that is in all honesty) talks about her previous chocolate addiction. I’m actually not even going to link this one since it’s hardly news. TLDR: woman used to eat chocolate, does no longer.
Nazi’s Tried to Make Exploding Chocolate Bars
Venezuela Makes Worlds Largest Chocolate Coin
Though I’m not exactly sure why Venezuela has made the worlds largest chocolate coin. The country’s own currency has been in trouble for some time. God knows how many bolívars it takes to make a giant bolívar out of chocolate. Though, at 2200lbs, it probably took a lot.
Coconama Starts Classes
In a bit of local news Coconama on the North Shore has started doing chocolate classes! If you’ve tried their truffles here’s your chance to learn all about how its done!
That’s all the news for this week! Hope you enjoyed the festival. See some of you next year!
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.