Chocolate News

Best chocolate chip cookie in Florida? It’s in Orlando

HERALD TRIBUNE You may know people who prefer a batch of homemade oatmeal raisin or sweet sugar cookies over the classic chocolate chip, but it’s probably not many. According to Insider, the best chocolate cookie in our home state is in Orlando.

Inside Newcastle’s Nestlé chocolate factory – how tons of favorite sweets are made


Business editor Graeme Whitfield is given a tour of the Nestlé plant at Fawdon. The plant, which opened in 1958 when then owners Rowntree needed to add capacity to its York factory, covers more than 100,000 square meters and employs almost 600 people to churn out hundreds of tons of sweet treats every week. It makes some of the best known names on the sweet aisle, from Rolos and Toffee Crisps to Fruit Pastilles, Caramac and Matchmakers.

Watch This LEGO Pantograph Carve Chocolate Messages


Watch Matthias Wandel, best known for his interesting woodworking projects, carve a Valentine’s message into a square of chocolate and then cut the chocolate into a heart! You can see the video here.

Dove Chocolate Is Building a Safe, Secure Marketplace for Women in West Africa


Mars Wrigley Confectionery brand Dove Chocolate is celebrating International Women’s Day by breaking ground on a new marketplace in West Africa to support cocoa farming communities in the Ivory Coast.

Chocolate Maker Stakes Health Claim


Barry Callebaut is trying to convince the FDA that chocolate is health food—or at least, has a health benefit. The Swiss-based chocolate manufacturer petitioned the FDA to be allowed to claim on packaging and in advertising that chocolate has cardiovascular benefits. The petition refers to studies that flavanols found in cocoa can have a beneficial effect on blood vessel dilation, improving blood flow and possibly lowering blood pressure.