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Tag: chocolate

Recipe: Chocolate Buttercup Smoothie

This filling vegan milkshake tastes indulgent, but packs a great nutritional power-punch. If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups but don’t want junk food, try this quick and easy recipe: enjoy the best of both worlds!

Is Hershey’s Ditching Slave Labor?

Conventional chocolate is often pretty wretched from an ethical standpoint. Like we’ve talked about before, chocolate production is often linked to child slavery. Thanks to public outcry, Hershey’s is looking to change that, but does that mean that all Hershey’s chocolate will be slavery-free?

Spotted: 3D Chocolate Printer [video]

If you’re into fun techie stuff, you’ve probably seen 3D printers – devices that use melted plastic to “print” 3D designs. Dr. Liang Hao from Britain’s University of Exeter just released a 3D printer that works on the same principle, only instead of plastic, it prints chocolate.

Sunday Funny: Cadbury Eggs

Easter is just one week away, and that means those sugary Cadbury Eggs are absolutely everywhere. The hilarious xkcd uses those sugar bombs to put other sweet treats into perspective.

Healthy V-Day Chocolate & Keeping Snow and Ice at Bay

Green Diva Lisa did a mouth-watering segment on why we should eat dark chocolate (fair trade please!) or give it to a special someone we love for Valentine’s Day. Some surprising reasons to consider the healthy attributes of chocolate! Here are just a few of the reasons she talked about:

Global Warming Threatens Chocolate

Just last week, Rachel talked about new research showing that chocolate lowers stroke risk in women, and that’s just one of the health benefits of chocolate. On top of this, research has shown that chocolate is delicious. Unfortunately, just like coffee crops, global warming is threatening the world’s chocolate supply.

Dark Chocolate Health Benefits

I love dark chocolate, and I’ve heard it’s good for you (or, at least, not bad for you) but I had never really looked into how much nutrition, what kind of nutrition, or what kind of other health benefits it offered. (I just assumed people were telling me the truth and didn’t concern myself too much with the matter — I eat it when I feel like it.) However, today, I have decided to look into the matter (yes, to write this post). After grabbing a little dark chocolate my partner brought me from the Czech Republic recently and sitting down to research the matter, I have to say that what I’ve found is pretty impressive…