Our weekly roundup of chocolate related news, politics and products. See what’s happened every Sunday.
Who else was there besides Putin? I can’t recall at the moment but there’s been a smattering of personalities cast in chocolate. Go get your Bun-berbatch. Or your Cumber-bunny. It’s pretty arresting looking.
Protect your Tomb…
…by 3D printing out these chocolate versions of the terracotta warriors that were made for Emperor Qin Shi Huang, circa 200BC. Just in time for Easter. You can die and then resurrect yourself and then you’ll have so much chocolate to eat all around you. Think positive.
Chocolate make brain good
The University of Maine have found proof that eating chocolate actually does improve cognitive ability. Plus, perhaps, a number of other positive changes. Chocolate as a medicine is hardly a new idea, and there’s always a health claim, but I love all them stats. Give me numerical data and chocolate: I need to feel smart today.
Next time you’re sitting with a therapist and they offer you chocolate be careful: they could be reading your secret desires. Did you take the nut cluster? Well maybe you’re nuts. Did you take the cherry cordial? Maybe you’re a masochist. Who knows? What an adventure.
The issue of Slavery
The US has banned the import of any goods produced using any sort of child labor. There’s no secret that some of the world cacao harvest is done with child labor, specifically children living in some indentured servitude. Just how exactly this international trade law will be enforced will no doubt be complicated in regulation and enforcement.
That’s all the news for 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.