News of the World
Our weekly roundup of chocolate related news, politics and products. Catch up with what’s happening every Sunday.
Week 33: August 9–16
Happy Sunday, it’s the news of the week!
Haven’s candy shoppe in Maine has created, what might be, the worlds largest chocolate lobster. Not a chocolate covered lobster but a giant lobster made entirely out of chocolate so you can leave these at home. And you thought the news was slow this week.
Speaking of India last week: looks like there are some accusing Cadbury’s parent corporation, Mondelez, of fair-trade violations. Unfair leveraging by a multi-national?
Here’s our health claim of the week! Parkinson’s sufferers may find future relief due to the dopamine raising properties of dark chocolate. Mmm… medicine.
Oh speaking of health actually, this study on natural aphrodisiacs collects results on chocolate, honey, oysters and more. Turns out there is no chemical reason why chocolate is considered an aphrodisiac. Pfft, proof.
There is nothing wrong with trying to cut back on waste. Especially chocolate. But this is the exact reason why I don’t want to work with copious amounts of it.
Lastly, are you a physician? You’ll be happy know that “chocolate consumption did not appear to influence the risk for atrial fibrillation in a large cohort of male physicians”. No say on what the effects are if you’re not a male physician.
That’s all for this week! See you soon!
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.