Science Finally Gives Us a Way to Authenticate Premium Chocolate

That fancy premium chocolate from Tanzania that you spent $10 on at Whole Foods last night might not be as fancy or premium as you think. Lower quality cacao is often mixed into even the best chocolate, which is precisely why scientists have now developed a method for authenticating the varietal purity and origin of… » 1/15/14 5:40pm 1/15/14 5:40pm

This Pretty Box of Paints Is Actually Filled With Delicious Chocolates

Looking for the perfect gift for the artist in your family? Look no further than this new paint kit designed by the Japanese product and furniture studio Nendo. Except it's not really a paint kit. Instead of foil, the tubes are made chocolate, and instead of being filled with paint, they're filled with yummy syrups. » 12/05/13 2:20pm 12/05/13 2:20pm

A Hot Ball of Nickel Melting a Chocolate Bunny Transforms Itself into…

Unlike the slow simmer, bubble and pop of running through honey, the hot ball of nickel just bursts into flames when it touches a chocolate bunny. After burning a hole into the bunny (sorry Easter), the goopy chocolate transforms the hot nickel into a burning ball of chocolate. I never wanted to eat chocolate more… » 4/02/13 2:00am 4/02/13 2:00am

The US Postal Service Could Easily Turn Things Around With Belgian…

It can't just be the United States Postal Service that's having a hard time staying afloat. Email and social networking is available all around the world, but maybe the USPS should take a hint from the clever Belgians who've created a collection of stamps that celebrate—and actually smell and taste like—chocolate. » 2/26/13 4:40pm 2/26/13 4:40pm

Five Scientific Facts on How Chocolate Is Good For You

Valentine's Day is coming up (it's Thursday I hear), which probably means you'll be eating overpriced chocolate with your sweet loved one or eating fair priced chocolate alone. Either way, have no guilt because chocolate is "good" for you! These five scientific facts about the chemicals of chocolate prove it so. I… » 2/11/13 10:00pm 2/11/13 10:00pm

Chocolate-Flavored Envelopes Just Solved the Worst Thing About…

The restaurants are crowded, the roses are expensive, but on Valentine's Day you'll do anything for your significant other—except licking the awful envelope seal on the card you bought. Why the greeting card industry opts for the lowest-grade toxic glue it can find is a mystery, but thankfully there's now a vastly… » 1/23/13 11:19am 1/23/13 11:19am

Did Microsoft Steal Its New Logo From a Candy Company?

Ritter Sport makes fine German chocolate in a variety of flavors. Microsoft makes electronics and software of all sorts. Ritter is found in grocery stores, bodegas, and booze emporiums the world over. Microsoft is found in pockets and PCs and places of business all across the land. Both good companies. Both successful… » 9/13/12 11:30pm 9/13/12 11:30pm

Holy Crap It's Edible Instagram For Chocolate

There are certain things we like at Gizmodo HQ. Instagram is one. Chocolate is another. Oh, if only they could somehow be combined without getting goo in your phone. Oh, wait, they can! Meet Cocoagraph. Vintage-style photos, printed on delicious chocolate squares. Yes, please? » 7/24/12 12:30am 7/24/12 12:30am