The beloved bar has come a long way in quality and complexity. Here’s a primer on how it’s made, and how to choose the best and most ethically produced.
Grand health claims have been made about chocolate, but while it gives us pleasure, can it really be good for us?
Chocolate has been touted as a treatment for agitation, anaemia, angina and asthma. It has been said to awaken appetite and act as an aphrodisiac. You may have noticed we’re still on the letter A.
Among the findings in the Mars-sponsored health studies: Regularly eating cocoa flavanols could boost mood and cognitive performance, dark chocolate improves blood flow, cocoa might be useful for treating immune disorders, and both cocoa powder and dark chocolate can have a “favorable effect” on cardiovascular disease risk.
Chocolate is a potent source of antioxidants — and some research indicates that chocolate benefits the circulatory system and may offer anti-carcinogenic effects.
It's news chocolate lovers have been craving: raw cocoa may be packed with brain-boosting compounds. Researchers at the University of L'Aquila in Italy, with scientists from Mars, Inc., and their colleagues published findings last September that suggest cognitive function in the elderly is improved by ingesting high levels of natural compounds found in cocoa called flavanols.
Pests, fungal infections and a changing climate threaten cacao crops and the chocolate they produce. But researchers have strategies to rescue this favorite sweet,
Your chocolate has a history.
The treat that now lies quietly in its wrapper carries a story of exotic places, long journeys and small families that raise delicate tropical fruit trees.
As you peel back the wrapper, you’re uncovering the cacao tree’s seed–and joining people the world over who have turned to this mysterious food for ritual, medicine and sheer pleasure for the past 4,000 years.
How do the beans in chocolate farmers' hands become decadent sweets in yours? Let’s explore how chocolate is made...the story of chocolate.
Cocoa is good for your heart because of fermentation by gut bacteria, creating anti-inflammatory compounds that improve blood vessel function.
If you believe eating dark chocolate is really bad for your skin, it's time to change the way you think. Indulging in the sweet treat won't make you break out. In fact, there are beauty benefits to getting "chocolate wasted."
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A strong and successful Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industry, respected by stakeholders with products enjoyed by consumers as part of a balanced diet CAOBISCO and its members will follow this objective...
To foster the trade and welfare of the Cocoa industry in the United States and to obtain for its members the benefits to be secured by friendly intercourse among those engaged in importing and trading in Cocoa beans.
A trade association representing the European cocoa sector and regrouping the major companies involved in the cocoa bean trade and processing, in warehousing and related logistical activities.
The Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) is the only organization focused 100% on supporting professionals in the Fine Chocolate segment of the Chocolate Industry. We promote the artistry and craftsmanship of the chocolate professional focused on producing superior products made from premium chocolate and natural ingredients. We believe in using best practices in cacao processing and chocolate production; and transparent labeling and marketing practices.
The (ICCO) is a global organization, composed of both cocoa producing and cocoa consuming member countries. Located in London, ICCO was established in 1973 to put into effect the first International Cocoa Agreement which was negotiated in Geneva at a United Nations International Cocoa Conference.
The World Cocoa Foundation supports cocoa farmers and their families worldwide. WCF programs raise farmer incomes, encourage responsible, sustainable cocoa farming and strengthen communities.
There have been recent studies touting the benefits of the flavonoids found in chocolate. Flavonoids, a type of antioxidant, have been associated with increased levels of HDL cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol that protects your artery walls. These studies are quick to point out that the best way to take advantage of chocolate's health benefits is to eat high quality dark chocolate, which has minimal additives.
Chocolove’s mission is to make and sell the best tasting chocolate in a way that makes customers and everyone involved, happy.
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DAGOBA chocolate was founded on a love for the environment, which shaped our decision to use organic and sustainably-grown cacao from farms that conserve and reinvigorate the rainforest. We chose to work with the Rainforest Alliance because like us, it values environmental protection, social equity and economic viability for a better planet.
We believe in the amazing power of chocolate to bring people together. Our range of exceptional products and flavors delights chocolate lovers everywhere, and our unique partnership with the cocoa farmers who own 44% of our company is living proof that chocolate can deliver positive change.
Have you always wanted to become a chocolatier or chocolate maker? Get started with Ecole Chocolat school for chocolate arts and making chocolate. Learn about our chocolate making courses. Learn how to manufacture chocolate, produce candy and confections, use chocolate molds and create professional chocolate recipes.
Endangered Species Chocolate uses the universal appeal of chocolate to spread a positive environmental message. We do this by creating a selection of the highest quality, all-natural, ethically traded chocolate, including certified organic offerings.
Whether you need an afternoon treat, a movie time snack or a special dessert to share with friends, there’s a Green & Black’s bar perfect for every occasion. Whether you’re in the mood for something distinctively spicy, sweet and decadent, or uniquely refined and balanced, there’s a Green & Black’s bar perfect for your every taste. Discover our full range of bars and you just might discover your next new favorite.
At NibMor, we do not endorse any one diet or lifestyle. We simply encourage people to become informed consumers who make healthy and humane choices by understanding what is in the foods they eat, where it comes from, and how it is made. Healthy choices may look different from one person to the next.
Chocolates are made with love, positive energy and human hands in our own facility. The parent company behind Righteously Raw Chocolates is Earth Source Organics. Earth Source Organics was founded by Audrey Darrow on the premise that the food we eat is the essence of good health.
Shaman Organic Chocolates donates 100% of our profits to the Huichol tribe in Mexico. Enjoy our organic and fair trade flavors, knowing that with each bite you are saving an ancient culture.
We’re obsessed with making a better world. We obsess over where our cacao comes from and how our growers are involved. We’re obsessed with finding the perfect recipe for our chocolate. We’re obsessed with creating an experience that delights. But, most of all, we’re obsessed with you. We want you to rediscover chocolate like never before. You–our partners, our growers, our co-creators, our friends. You are our inspiration, our motivation, our true obsession.
The internationally award-winning organic dark chocolate has the wonderful complex flavour of Grenada’s fine-flavored organic cocoa beans, processed carefully in small batches.
Since 2006, we’ve been making the highest quality chocolate from the world’s best cocoa beans, grown in the most sustainable ways possible. It’s our way of putting our passion into practice.
The Vosges Haut-Chocolat mission is to create a luxury chocolate experience rooted in a sensory journey of bringing about awareness to indigenous cultures through the exploration of spices, herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, nuts, chocolate and the obscure.
In addition to all the wonderful flavors to explore, at Wei of Chocolate, we take high quality, vegan, organic dark chocolate and blend it with special ingredients called flower remedies or flower essences, designed to elevate your experience - and bring balance to mind and life.
World Wide Chocolate is dedicated to selling only the finest selection of imported gourmet chocolates and chocolate gifts for you to buy from the world's best American, Belgian, Ecuador, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swiss and Venezuelan Chocolatiers.