Chocolate News

Hundred-year-old chocolate from King Edward VII’s coronation to go on sale

YOUTUBE A tin of Cadbury chocolates that has been perfectly preserved for 121 years will go to auction soon. The confectionery was originally given to nine-year-old Mary Ann Blackmore to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra on June 26 1902. Cadbury adorned the special tins of vanilla chocolates with the two monarchs to mark the event. Blackmore kept the chocolates in tact for her entire life; her family have now brought the treats to Hanson’s Auctioneers in Derby. Auctioneer Morven Fairlie said: “If you do open the tin, it does smell of chocolate, but I wouldn’t want to risk it.”

Jordan’s Chocolake makes 680 types of chocolate


Chocolate Lake Co. has a production capacity of 2,600 tons a month and exports to over 32 countries. It plans on breaking into the Latin American market.

We Have Some Really Bad News for Chocolate Lovers


That chocolate craving is going to get harder to satisfy. Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria account for nearly 75% of the world’s cocoa bean harvest. Right now, El Niño is threatening western African crops, which could create higher prices come 2024.

Theo Chocolate to close Seattle manufacturing, cut jobs amid merger


Theo Chocolate is shutting down its Seattle manufacturing operations and cutting dozens of jobs amid a merger with the American Licorice Company.

Happy World Chocolate Day! July 7, 2023