A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of chocolate catches fire on I-80 in California
Interstate 80 near Colfax, Calif., was recently America’s sweetest motorway. That’s because a truck there carrying 40,000 pounds of chocolate caught fire. Luckily, no injuries were reported, and firefighters were able to put out the fire quickly. The incident did, however, result in a humongous pile of melted chocolate on the road. Now, how sweet would it have been to have a truck hauling marshmallows and graham crackers show up?!
Man who stole 200,000 chocolate eggs sentenced to 18 months in jail
A man in the United Kingdom who stole 200,000 Cadbury Creme Eggs weeks before Easter has been sentenced to 18 months in jail. Joby Pool, 32, stole about $40,000 worth of Cadbury Creme Eggs on Feb. 11. Pool broke into an industrial unit and took off with the chocolates in a stolen truck. Pool was sentenced to a year and a half in jail. Half of that time will be spent behind bars, with the other half on license along with the previous six months in custody counting toward his sentence.
Reasons Not To Take Chocolate For Granted
“Chocolate” represents a diverse category of products with distinctive and delicious flavors, often with pleasant “mouth feel,” and a range of sweetness. These items are mostly enjoyed as luxury foods and beverages, but for many people, chocolate is a “priority indulgence.” For now, these items are available and relatively affordable, but that isn’t something that should be taken for granted.
Here’s What Happens to Your Body if You Eat Dark Chocolate Every Day
If one of your health goals is to eat healthy, nutrient-rich foods, you may assume that means saying goodbye to anything chocolatey. Good news: There’s 100 percent a place for chocolate in a balanced diet—especially if you go dark.