Researchers Figured Out How to Prevent That White Film on Chocolate

It doesn't hinder how it tastes in any way, but that white film that often appears on the surface of chocolate after a while looks really unappealing. Known as fat bloom, it affects even the highest quality of chocolate, and most often chocolate-covered treats. But it's only recently that Fraunhofer's researchers were… » 12/16/14 3:20pm Tuesday 3:20pm

It's impossible not to crave chocolate after watching this video

I don't need a lot to crave chocolate. The mere mention evokes flavors and memories that make me want to lick it, drink it, eat it, and pour all over my face and body. But this crispy video of pâtisserie Le Daniel, in Rennes, France, has put that constant desire in overdrive. I'm drowning in my own drool. » 10/13/14 12:34am 10/13/14 12:34am

Cocoa farmers trying chocolate for the first time is a must watch

You would think that chocolate is universal. Something that is everywhere, that everyone can enjoy. It's not. There are people who have never tried it, even the farmers who break their backs to harvest cocoa beans for a few cents in the Ivory Coast. Watch their faces light up when they eat it for the first time. » 7/29/14 7:02pm 7/29/14 7:02pm

Huge chocolate mill reveals delicious changing geometry as you shave it

This huge chocolate mill—created by Studio Wieki Somers and chocolatier Rafael Mutter for a retrospective on the Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld—reveals intricate geometrical designs as you rotate the sharp metal arm that shaves it one millimeter at time. It cements my conviction that all art should be edible and… » 7/23/14 8:20pm 7/23/14 8:20pm

Swiss wizards can now create holograms using just chocolate

This is really amazing and beautiful: Chocolate etched with rainbow holograms using a technique that doesn't use additives of any kind, but rather carves specific microstructures into the chocolate's surface that defract light—much the same way that the security holograms on credit cards work. » 5/14/14 9:36pm 5/14/14 9:36pm

Why dark chocolate is good for your health

Confirmed: Dark chocolate is good for your heart. Really good. What's better, scientists have discovered that people who eat 70 grams of chocolate every day increase their vascular health dramatically by "restoring flexibility to arteries and preventing white cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels." » 2/27/14 7:25pm 2/27/14 7:25pm

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 a…

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