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Chocolate Codex, This Week in Chocolate: Week 18, Apr.26–May 3

This Week in Chocolate: Apr. 26–May 3, 2015


News of the World

Our weekly roundup of chocolate related news, politics and products. Catch up with what’s happening every Sunday.

Week 18: Apr. 26–May 3

This is our very first post of “This Week in Chocolate” and we’re also almost one week old ourselves. It’s been a lot of work and we’ve had a lot of support from friends and family in getting this into the air. Thanks to them and thanks to you for being here. This is going to be great fun!

Here’s your world’s news for the 18th week of 2015:

Ok, well the fact that Chocolate Codex launched this week is our first piece of news! We’re dedicated to chocolate, we hope you are as well. We started Chocolate Codex in order to show, explore, discuss and eat the world’s great chocolate.

Please join our list at the bottom of the screen to get the latest news. We have some stuff coming in the near future that is going to be amazing too. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well.

Walmart has laid off 2,200 employees and tells them not to eat chocolate as part of how to cope with the transition. This does not sound like sage advice. 

Venezuela’s export freeze might have disastrous implications for cacao farmers. With so many fine beans coming from Venezuela this freeze could really hurt worldwide production. 

National Geographic spotlights Cazenave, a bean-to-bar chocolate shop in Bayonne, France. The post is worth it for the photo alone… It’s like a chocolate foam donut. 

This article, which is in English but keeps the quotes in Tagalog, is about how chocolate could cause neurological disorders if not handled properly. Sure this is only one article, and I can’t seem to find much else on the topic, but the message is clear: don’t eat moldy chocolate.

Speaking of the Philippines someone made a life-size Manny Pacquiao out of chocolate cake.

Lastly: someone has finally made a pill that solves embarrassment forever.

That’s your chocolate news for Week 18 of 2015. Enjoy your coffee and we’ll see you next week.


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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