This Week in Chocolate: Mar.27 – Apr.3

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

April Fools

Do you know how much I wish today was April 1st so I could fill this full of fake articles? A little bit of power goes right to my head. Did you get fooled? Like how this chocolate stealing crook used a fake gun to steal chocolate? Yeah: now that’s a segue. 

How to be a Chocolate Snob

Need help completing your full-blown snobbery? Here’s a handy how-to guide on what to look for when becoming a chocolate snob. For those moments when a Jersey Milk “simply musn’t do nowadays don’t you now.” (btw Sesame Lindt is the gateway drug imo. Get em hooked young!)

Japan opens up origin base

Tachibana supplies Japan with a lot of cacao and it gets 80% of it from Ghana. Soon they also will start getting beans from other countries; with a focus on sustainability and consumer education. I’m pretty excited for this. Have you had Japanese whiskey? Exactly. Premium stuff. If Japan nerds out we will all benefit.

University disavows Chocolate milk study

I practically ripped that headline from the article, but it says it so nicely. Do you recall that (bogus) study about the benefits of chocolate milk on athletes? The university is no longer standing by that study, to the point that they’re actually giving the money for the study back since it wasn’t, you know, really real. Chocolate milk: the new cigarette.


No need for a Golden Ticket to enter this world of pure imagination. Probably some in-app purchases to stay though… just like a chocolate Vegas in your pocket! Without actual chocolate. You’ll have to BYOC to the experience. 

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.


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