The original storyline for Road Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” contained some stunning parallels to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Ghana and other west African cocoa growing countries must harness their combined bargaining strength to address the challenges plaguing cocoa farming.
By generating new high-resolution maps, researchers found cocoa plantations were causing far worse forest destruction in West Africa than previously thought.
Children working on family farms is often mistaken for harmful child labour.
Good things can come in chocolatey packages, but read the fine print if you want to avoid potential side effects of eating Easter treats.
Two food scientists, an entomologist, an anthropologist, a veterinarian and a historian walk into a bar (of chocolate) and tell bitter and sweet stories of this favorite treat.
Eggs have long symbolised rebirth and renewal, making them perfect to commemorate the story of Jesus’ resurrection.
The firms that do worst on the environment and human slavery in the 2023 Chocolate Scorecard are those whose mission statements extend to little more than making chocolate.
There’s a lot of interesting science behind the fermenting, roasting, grinding and melting that turns chocolate into the bars, bonbons and baked goods you know and love.
Most of us enjoy chocolate this time of year, but how many of us appreciate its historical roots and significance?
Some of our favourite Christmas treats date back to the Victorians.
Court decision protects trademarks that help consumers make informed choices.
An anthropologist writes that despite best efforts, there is no guarantee that children may not have been exploited in the production process of chocolate.
Despite the recent Kinder chocolate recall, there’s no cause for wider concern about chocolate safety.
It’s totally fine to eat chocolate with a white film on the surface. But what is it, how did it get there, and how can it be avoided?
Are the eggs you’re buying this Easter good for cocoa farmers, kids and the Earth – or actually doing harm? Our 2022 scorecard of the big brands can help you buy better than before.
February 14 brings great expectations.
From devil to potion to miracle drug, chocolate’s arrival in Europe was a wild ride.
Cocoa buyers and chocolate manufacturers still use various strategies to deflect when the issue of child slavery is raised
DNA testing for cocoa beans could fight slavery and child labour.