Happy National Chocolate Day! October 28, 2020
The Toxic Ingredient in Chocolate You Need to Know About
Cacao + sugar + a few other things = a food we all know and love: chocolate. It is commonly known that a diet high in chocolate candy can be bad for your health because of the high amount of sugar. But that isn’t the only thing making chocolate potentially harmful to your health. Although cacao is a natural ingredient derived from seeds, it can also carry some toxic properties. This is because of the soil the potentially toxic ingredient in chocolate is grown in. Much of the world’s cacao trees are located in Latin America. Here there are more traces of cadmium, a metal that can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and even kidney disease, according to the CDC. A team of researchers from Ecuador and Belgium are now looking to develop ways to reduce the amount of cadmium that ultimately ends up in cacao beans, according to a new report in the Journal of Environmental Quality.
Foodies are losing their minds over ‘hot chocolate bombs’ that explode when warm milk is poured over them – oozing cocoa and tiny marshmallows
Millions of foodies are obsessed with a DIY ‘hot chocolate bomb’ which cracks open when it comes into contact with warm milk, revealing a sweet surprise. Self-taught baker Jen from Sweets by Jen shared a video showcasing what the decadent dessert can do, with a number of Australians commenting on how ‘amazing’ it is. The footage from Jen’s kitchen in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has gone viral on social media with more than 15million views to date. Click, here, to view video.
Real life Russell Stover given chocolate-themed wedding by candy brand
Jessica Russell and Rich Stover had one chocolatey wedding. A bride and groom were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime wedding because of their respective last names: Russell and Stover. Bride Jessica Russell and her husband, Rich Stover, were given a chocolate affair to remember after American chocolatier Russell Stover caught wind of the pair’s unique surname combination.