Chocolate plants can absorb cadmium through their roots and store it in chocolate leaves and seeds. Cadmium levels in processed chocolate depending on the production process and the producers.
Which candies count as candy in the eyes of the tax law? The answer often depends on one ingredient.
It is time for Ghana to consider the future of its cocoa farmers rather than multinational chocolate producers.
It's long been known that our diet choices help determine our carbon footprint. But do you know which of your favourite foods are the most water-hungry?
Depression is a serious, common and sometimes debilitating condition. And no, chocolate won't help, whatever the headlines tell you.
We often hear eating specific foods can help prevent disease. But these claims are best taken with a grain of salt (or turmeric). The benefits are likely only if we eat them in really huge quantities.
Navigating Australia's recycling crisis is even harder during festive seasons. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.
Do we really need to celebrate with boxes and plastic?
The chocolate industry is undergoing significant change at the moment, both for better and worse. Here are three trends on the positive side of things.
The inventor of Italy's famous gianduiotti pralines faces production moving to Turkey.
The future of chocolate is in question as producers face challenges to keep up with new threats as well as rising demand from new consumer markets.
The gooey treat couldn't have become popularized without the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution, which brought cheap sweets to the masses.
Shade trees buffer cocoa plants from heat and water stresses, and create conditions that benefit their growth.
Research shows eating foods with a lower glycaemic load, and more fruits and vegetables, will improve your complexion.
A short history of Easter egg economics.
Chocolate is proof the universe loves us and wants us to be happy. Here's how to hunt up the best, most-sustainable and ethically-tasty chocolate eggs this Easter.
Suppressing thoughts about cigarettes, alcohol and chocolate are only going to make you crave them more.
Advent calendars, chocolate Santa decorations ... there are lots of tempting treats that could make your pooch very ill this Christmas.
Chocolate poisoning in dogs remains a problem, particularly at Christmas.
A bold new commitment from the cocoa and chocolate industry to end deforestation is welcome. But we must avoid blaming the farmers.