This Week in Chocolate: Apr.10–17

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

Leave the Gun, Take the Lindor Truffles

Did a Mafia drug network smuggle tonnes of stolen Lindor into Canada?  According to the article, $17.8 million worth of truffles were stolen. I once saw some tourists at Costco in Maui buying roughly the same amount.

A Chocolate by Any Other Name

‘Swiss Army’ chocolate is being forced to change it’s name. May we suggest ‘Leatherman‘ chocolate? 

WARNING!

According to the website foodpoisoningbulletin.com, fancy candy maker Sugarfina is recalling their milk chocolate malt balls due to undeclared peanuts. I know this is barely news, but I just love the fact there is a website called FoodPoisoningBulletin.com. Intense!

We Couldn’t Passover This One

I don’t care if it rains or freezes, long as I have my chocolate Moses?

Small Beans, Big Problems

In serious news, Côte d’Ivoire cocoa farmers have been hit by a price dispute. Exporters feel the beans are too small and refuse to pay the market price.

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

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Chris/Vancouver

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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