This Week in Chocolate: Feb. 14–21

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

Tasting Party!

I don’t think I ever took the time to hype up our free party tasting sheets. You can print them out at home and host a tasting: easy and instant popularity. Join the mailing list here to download them. 

Cacao from Japan

That’s not a misprint. Cacao has now been grown on the remote island of Hahajima off the coast of Tokyo, which is 6º outside of the Brown Belt. Incredible and heading to stores in 2018.

£25,000 Easter Eggs

A thief breaks into a shop named Choccowoccydoodah, steals £60, and leaves without taking the £25,000 Faberge Easter Eggs. They write this up in that “criminals, they sure are dumb” tone but, really, try finding a fence for that. (This is a slow news week btw.)

Chocolate: very, very close

I love these electron microscope pictures of chocolate. There’s even a video that shows you how they actually did it. Though, and this is true about 99% of the time, anything this close looks like the surface of Mars. Which is also the thing that’s pointed out 99% of the time.

Historic Candy Bar Strike

This article from the Torontoist is about the Candy Bar Strike, a nation-wide protest against inflation held by Canadian teens in 1947. Like anything after WW2: the protests died after someone claimed they were secretly beset with Communists. I like the slogan, “Eight-cent chocolate bars—phooey.” You get em, Tiger.

That’s what barely constitutes as news 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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