Chocolate News

Mum makes reward chart with chocolate prizes – and one big twist parents love.

MIRROR UK Parenting is tough – so a mum has developed a chocolate-based reward system for herself. Lots of mums and dads like to encourage their kids’ good behavior by rewarding them with sweets or gold stars. One mum has totally flipped this on its head and created a system to treat herself for her patient parenting – and it’s brilliant. Maralee Bradley, a blogger from Nebraska, has created a chart where she gets a different kind of chocolate snack for being a good mum.




Eating chocolate and drinking coffee and tea may help you live longer, according to a new study. To reap the benefits of the treats, however, they must be consumed with zinc supplements – which together activate a compound that slows down aging. According to the researchers from the University of Erlangen in Nuremberg and Auburn University in Alabama, the combination can lengthen life by protecting against naturally-occurring “oxidative stress” – a gas that leads to aging and other illnesses such as cancer, inflammation or degenerative diseases.

Eating Three Bars of Dark Chocolate a Month Cuts the Risk of Heart Failure by 13%


For all those chocoholics who have been wondering if there is any truth to what the naysayers have to say, it turns out that chocolate can benefit your health more than it can harm it. Eating up to three bars of dark chocolate a month can lower the risk of heart failure, claims a recent comprehensive study. However, indulging in such treats on a daily basis may increase the risk of heart failure by 17%, according to researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in the U.S. They also found that people who ate up to three bars a month had a 13% lower risk of heart failure compared to those who ate none.

Utah State University Opens USU’s Aggie Chocolate Factory

Cache Valley Daily


The long awaited USU Aggie Chocolate Factory has its grand opening! Although the factory will serve many purposes, first and foremost will be a laboratory in the food science program. This is the only university that has a bean-to-bar processing facility that can be used for teaching and research. The chocolate factory will introduce Aggies to high cacao content chocolate bars, as well as dark, frozen hot chocolate and pastries at the factory’s cafe.

Giant Chocolate Waterfall Comes to Union Square in NYC

The New York Times


An Italian sweets shop claiming to have the “largest chocolate waterfall in North America” recently opened. Venchi, an Italian chocolate store has a 45-foot long, 10-foot high, chocolate waterfall within the store. Other than gourmet chocolates, Venchi also sells gelato, crepes, and coffee.