Chocolate News

What Chocolate Shortage? Cocoa Prices Steady as Record Output Projected

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Supply concerns made cocoa the best-performing commodity of 2018. Last year, prices of cocoa futures soared by 28% on repeated warnings by analysts that chocolate would be in limited supply in 2020 because of a scarcity of cocoa beans. But cocoa prices are relatively unchanged since the start of 2019.

Does chocolate cause acid reflux?

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY

It is very common to experience occasional acid reflux. Most people find that certain foods trigger symptoms more than others. One possible culprit is chocolate.

An Illinois man is sentenced to prison for ordering 42 pounds of marijuana-infused chocolate

CNN

A man from suburban Chicago was sentenced to four years in prison after he ordered 42 pounds of marijuana-infused chocolate from California with the intention of selling it, the Kane County state’s attorney’s office said in a statement.

Scientists May Have Found Why We Love Fancy Chocolate So Much, And It’s Not The Taste

SCIENCE ALERT

How much of your chocolate buying is based on taste, and how much is based on the shininess of its wrapping? A new study backs up what we’ve long suspected – the way chocolate is packaged creates a stronger emotional pull than what it actually tastes like.

NCA Report Shows Millennials’ Impact on Chocolate Industry

CSD

A new report by the National Confectioners Association (NCA) found that, while preferences for dark, milk, and white chocolate vary widely across age groups, millennial shoppers have an above average preference for fine chocolate. Millennials, who prefer fine chocolates, are more socially conscious and driven by experimentation and trial.