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Report: More Than 80% Of Adults Will Consume Chocolate This Year

Chocolate consumption rates among U.S. adults are up 7% from a decade ago but have slipped in recent years, according to data in a new report by market research firm Packaged...  more »

Latest US Chocolate And Candy Trends According To Mintel: Bite Size, Functional Ingredients And Premium

The consumer research firm noted, although fun-sized confections are flying off the shelves during Halloween, Americans tend to treat themselves with bite-sized chocolate...  more »

Chocolate Desserts With Wanderlust

Pastry star Lori Sauer oversees all of the sweet treats at Blue Bridge Hospitalitys ten different concepts. Travels to Mexico gave Sauer inspiration for this guajillo-spiked...  more »

No Chocolates By 2050? What We Need To Understand About 'Chocapocalypse'

No more chocolateby 2050? Several articles have pointed recently that we are heading to a major chocolate crisis. Global chocolatemarket value keeps reaching new highs, potentially...  more »

Product Focus: Candy

The high sugar content of candy would seemingly make these products inherently maligned, but many candy manufacturers have acknowledged the shift in consumer attitudes about...  more »

Millennials' taste buds and demand for healthier snacks force brands to innovate or be ignored

To tap into social media influencing millennials idea of perfection, confectionery brands are being forced to broaden their horizon of possibility and opportunity when marketing to...  more »

05/18/2018

Sweet Talk

Tags: Chefs, Chocolate, chocolateSource: Boston Herald

Thomas Keller thinks he perfected chocolate by adding this unusual ingredient

NAPA, Calif. Seven years ago on the back porch of The French Laundry, famed chef Thomas Keller kicked back with his longtime friend, Italian olive oil master Armando Manni, and...  more »

Mushrooms are turning up in coffee, chocolate, even beauty 'dusts' - how come?

We all want to sleep better and feel less stressed, to have more energy and fewer illnesses, and we'd like to be able to think more clearly, too. If only there were a magic potion...  more »

And the Latest Churro Flavor to Come to Disneyland Is

First, we had gold churros. Then we had lightsaber churros. Then pumpkin spice and rose gold churros. And now, in the next expected step for Disneyland snacks, we have a rich...  more »

Chocolate and agroforestry accelerate in El Salvador

ZACATECOLUCA, El Salvador - The waist-high trees in Jose Francisco Merino Umana's field have sprouted branches and lush green leaves, but their modest size doesn't convey the full...  more »

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