News of the World
Our weekly roundup of chocolate related news, politics and products. Catch up with what’s happening every Sunday.
Week 25: June 13–20
Happy Sunday! Let’s look over the previous week and pick out the most delicious of chocolate related news.
What, more health benefits? That’s right. It’s a bit of a backward compliment but let’s say that they’ve found out eating chocolate doesn’t hurt your cardiovascular system. That’s why chocolate milk is the best thing to drink when you’re jogging.
China’s appetite for chocolate is dropping and Hershey’s is forced to layoff hundreds from its factories. That’s what happens when you’re chasing markets I suppose. Though I’m certainly no economist.
Speaking of conglomerates Hershey’s is remaking their iconic bar and will be removing ingredients like polyglycerol polyricinoleate. That sounds like a good idea to me. Nothing you can’t spell!
French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal has asked people to stop eating Nutella as the palm oil needed contributes to rapid deforestation. Palm oil isn’t good for you. It’s definitely not what you want with your chocolate. If you have something like this you can make your own too.
That’s all for this week. Happy Father’s Day fathers! 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.