News of the World
Our weekly roundup of chocolate related news, politics and products. Catch up with what’s happening every Sunday.
Week 24: June 6–13
Happy Sunday! Let’s look at the past week of chocolate news.
Look there’s still a lot of blowback from that chocolate equals weight loss debacle circling the drain. So let’s just agree that there are more opinions about it floating around.
A court has ruled that Nestlé cannot trademark a “four-fingered chocolate bar”. I’m not trying to avoid saying the name of a certain four-fingered chocolate bar with those quotes. I mean that they’re trying to trademark the idea of a four-fingered chocolate bars. Gimme a break! (Which is clearly what the name of the article should have been.)
Hard economic times are cutting into the Russian chocolate market. Belt tightening has never felt so miserable. Chocolate should be a public utility. Maybe I’ll run for office!
Hey Beatles fans: John Lennon was once paid in chocolate biscuits that were only available in the USA. Those this article on Chocolate Olivers says the opposite. Just another Beatles factoid to cause controversy. You heard it here first.
Hershey’s Chocolate World is adding a new chocolate tasting experience this summer. It has chocolate experts and digital readouts to assist you in your tasting. I’m assuming you can’t bring your own chocolate.
Slow news week this week. How long do you think it’ll be until Chocolate Olivers has John Lennon in an ad?
Enjoy your weekend, 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.