This beautiful spinning chocolate cake hides hilarious animations

Oh, this is great. Alexandre Dubosc made this wonderful zoetrope that uses chocolate and popcorn to animate itself. As the multi-layer cake spins around, different things begin to appear as if they’re moving and it’s all perfectly matched with the sound. Corn kernels pop, popcorn gets catapulted and chocolate mouths… »10/06/15 9:05pm10/06/15 9:05pm

Once Again, The Media Is Overhyping The Health Benefits Of Chocolate

“There does not appear to be evidence that chocolate should be avoided in terms of impact on cardiovascular risk.” So conclude the authors of a report published Monday in the august medical journal Heart. Their takeaway is decidedly unsexy (takeaways from well-conducted health studies, which the aforementioned… »6/16/15 5:49pm6/16/15 5:49pm

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.


“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it… »5/27/15 4:26pm5/27/15 4:26pm

How ridiculously giant chocolate Easter eggs are made

I don't see anything excessive about this at all. Instead, I see a chocolate fountain I'd like to install at my house. I now crave a giant chocolate Easter egg I could spend 40 days and 40 nights eating. And I want every meal I eat to be put together by these joy givers who artfully assemble this humungous… »3/27/15 6:00pm3/27/15 6:00pm

Chocolate dessert blooms like a flower right before you eat it

I like food that's as close to being alive (or fresh, depending on your perspective) as possible. That's partly because it tastes better but also because it's tingly to see food move when you don't expect it too. This blooming chocolate dessert is a mover, all right. As you pour the cream onto the dish, the chocolate… »3/13/15 6:37pm3/13/15 6:37pm

How fighter jet pilots pass snack bars in the cockpit while flying

No one, not even these fighter pilots, can't resist a chocolate bar when the munchies strike. This video shows how the pilot in the front passes a Snickers bar to his colleague just by opening his hand and letting it float to the back of the cockpit dragged by the acceleration forces. So cool. »3/05/15 8:56am3/05/15 8:56am

A Pen That Writes In Chocolate Is Just About the Best Thing Ever

Bic has been churning out ballpoint pens and other writing instruments since 1945, but to date the company's R&D department hasn't come up with an innovation in writing as ground-breaking as Skyrocket Toys' Candy Craft Chocolate Pen. If you're having trouble understanding why it's so awesome, let us reiterate: it's a… »2/13/15 2:26pm2/13/15 2:26pm

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 3:20pm12/16/14 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 12:34am10/13/14 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 7:02pm7/29/14 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 8:20pm7/23/14 8:20pm