Chocolate News

Chocolate has been around for millennia. New research suggests it’s even older than we thought.

Vox.com As archaeologists have generally understood it, chocolate goes back to the Aztec and Mayan people, who first domesticated cacao in what’s now Central America about 3,900 years ago. But new research suggests it’s older than that — about 1,500 years older. And it didn’t originate in Central America, either.

Cadbury Stockpiling Chocolate in Advance of Possible Brexit Creme Eggs Shortage

The Takeout

Good news, English chocolate fans: Cadbury CEO is looking ahead to the future in advance of possible food shortages associated with Brexit.

White Chocolate Peanut M&M’s Finally on Shelves

CBS Philly

The company says the M&M’s White Chocolate Peanut will feature peanuts surrounded by rich white chocolate and wrapped in the brand’s signature colorful shells.

Wine, Beer and Chocolate, Eating and Drinking These Foods Linked to Living Longer

Newsweek

Consuming food and drink with anti-inflammatory properties could lower a person’s risk of dying, according to a study. Anti-inflammatory food and drink highlighted by researchers included vegetables, fruit, whole-grain bread, breakfast cereal, low-fat cheese, olive and canola oil, nuts, chocolate, tea and coffee.

Makers of Healthier Chocolate Look to Challenge the Industry

Food Dive

At Expo East, founders at organic chocolate companies said their better-for-you treats are beginning to take a bite out of the traditional industry.