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This Week in Chocolate: Jan. 24–31 - Craft chocolate, bean-to-bar, reviews and writing.

This Week in Chocolate: Jan. 24–31

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

A lifetime supply of chocolate

…all you need to do is to find a chocolate bar improperly produced and then try to sue them for damages (both emotional and financial). After all the centre was missing in 8 KitKat bars. This has to be some kind of parody, or an art piece. It HAS to be!

More Chocolate Noodles

If you weren’t impressed last week by Japan’s chocolate yakisoba or their chocolate covered McDonalds french fries* then prepare for one more attempt at your affections. Chocolate ramen is now a thing as well. Just for Valentine’s Day. Go for it: sleep on the couch tonight. Or just get them a sake flavored KitKat.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be a little like Christmas: money spent just to spend it. But if you happen to have a lot of money kicking around and someone-who-everything to buy for then you might be interested in this $100,000 box of chocolate. Perfect for the person you’d mortgage your house for.

Bacon-chocolate shot glasses

I know, I know: it’s gross.

Raw Chocolate is a myth

I’m just going to grab that clickbait headline from Vice’s Munchies on their spot on Raaka and their approach to chocolate. (Which tastes great btw) Read the entire feature (and put that quote into actual context) here.

Martian Life

Mars is patenting a fermenting process using sealed bags. Cacao and cultures are contained, with other ingredients, in an oxygen-less vacuum which apparently aids flavor retention and freshness. Bacteria on Mars: isn’t that what we’ve been looking for all this time?

*My cousin went to McDonalds in Tokyo to test them out. She said they were good! Curiousity satisfied.

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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