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Science Says Eating Chocolate Every Day Is Good for Your Brain

MEN’S HEALTH Forget about an apple a day. If you really want to keep the doctor away, try a piece of chocolate instead. Regularly snacking on cocoa-flavored treats can help protect your brain from cognitive decline, according to a review from the University of L’Aquila in Italy.

Godiva moves beyond chocolate to open 2,000 cafes


Godiva is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates. The Belgium confectioner is rolling out 2,000 cafes over the next six years that will serve a complete menu of items like the croiffle, a croissant and waffle hybrid that’s stuffed with fillings like cheese or chocolate and pressed on a waffle iron. Other items include an expanded list of coffees and a new collection of teas as well as grab-and-go items like sandwiches and yogurt parfaits.

Barry Callebaut encourages use of all five senses in chocolate tasting


At a recent event at Barry Callebaut USA’s Chicago headquarters, culinary applications chef Mark Seaman discussed chocolate tasting. Attendees were given a burlap bag containing a white cocktail napkin, an eye mask, a small bottle of water, some paperwork, and a box with nine pieces of chocolate. “All five of our senses taste the chocolate. The mouth is going to be the last,” Seaman said about the tasting experience.

Eating Chocolate Is Good for Your Brain and Other Body Organs, Scientists Say


Chocolate contains a plant-based group of compounds known as flavanols. Studies reveal that these flavanols directly impact an individual’s ability to concentrate and absorb information, leading to better information retention and understanding. Other studies show benefits to the heart and skin with the consumption of chocolate. “Eat and be healthy”!

Woman angry over lack of chocolate ice cream takes baseball bat to Central West End Rally’s


A woman reportedly used an aluminum baseball to break windows at a Central West End fast food restaurant after becoming angry over chocolate ice cream. The woman was angry because employees told her they only had vanilla ice cream and she wanted chocolate.