The benchmark scheme that protects cocoa farmers and local communities could be toppled as big players rethink their role.
The old Toblerone chocolate design (top) and new, gappier design (below).
In striving to reduce costs and boost profits, firms must be wary of stripping intangible assets – such as iconic design.
Chocolate dates back to 1900BC - but it’s now at risk of running out.
A little-known fruit could provide an alternative to cocoa butter.
Some old favourites are shrinking or changing shape and introducing new ingredients.
How microbes are the key ingredients when it comes to concocting a gourmet menu.
You won’t be able to rely on this study to justify your chocolate binges.
Everyone loves a study that turns one of our favourite vices into a health benefit. Before you reach for a Mars bar or a Dairy Milk, let's take a step back.
Recipe in need of improvement.
Mars by Shutterstock
Mars' product recall will be an expensive business.
Got milk? China joins the lactose lovers.
Ignore the gloom around prospects for emerging markets. There are diamonds in the rough.
Chocolate beans are everywhere these days.
The number of chocolate-makers has exploded as consumers become ever more involved in the process from bean to bar.
Battleground. Chocolate firms try to keep you coming back for more.
Behind the scenes of your mid-morning treat is a fierce legal battle to protect market share and profits.
How to keep chocolate from becoming a river of goo?
Melting chocolate via www.shutterstock.com
Chocolate-makers have been trying to find a way to keep chocolate from melting at higher temperatures for years.
What? Eating chocolate doesn’t help lose weight? But I read it in the newspaper!
A recent hoax study suggesting chocolate helps people lose weight highlights many problems with the way science is conducted and reported by the media.
Spirit of Easter
Why do chocolate makers and other food producers use unsustainably grown palm oil? You can blame health-conscious consumers looking for alternatives to trans fats.
The average 80-gram hot cross bun contains 1,070 kilojoules.
Australians love Easter but it seems we love Easter eggs more, spending more than A$185 million on chocolate over the holiday break.
Artisanal, free trade, fair trade organic?
It’s that time of year when the stakes can feel very high when choosing a chocolate for your sweetie. Yet the options are more bountiful and confounding than ever. Valentine’s Day chocolates in a growing…
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Eating dark chocolate appears to improve cardiovascular health, new research shows. Researchers analysed 44 middle-aged overweight…
Success is sweet – and maybe more so than we knew.
Want to win a Nobel prize? You might increase your chances by eating more chocolate, according to a letter in Nature last Thursday. The research, which outlines a survey of chocolate consumption of 23…
Relax, chocoholics! Research from Swinburne University has found that polyphenols, chemicals contained in dark chocolate…
Sweet victory: Cadbury now has the right to the trademark for the distinctive shade of purple it uses for the packaging of its chocolate.
Can you own a colour, a name, or a sound? Those questions have been highlighted again in the UK, where there has been another outbreak of litigation about “Cadbury Purple”. Australian trademark law, like…