Eating chocolate really can make you happier – other health benefits of the sweet stuff

THE chocolate obsessed can rest assured their guilty pleasure is actually good for them. Research shows the sweet stuff has tonnes of benefits – with a study last week revealing it can boost weight loss. Often chocolate is branded as a “bad” food under the same category as biscuits, cakes and crisps. But the cocoa bean is a natural product […]

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Belgian chocolatier crowned best pastry chef in the world

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A Belgian chocolatier has been crowned the world’s best pastry chef by a jury of independent reporters, helping consolidate Belgium’s reputation as a producer of top class chocolate.Slideshow ( 5 images )Pierre Marcolini was given the award organised by World Pastry Stars, an Italian-based organisation of chefs from traditional pastry and chocolate-making countries such as France and […]

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Magnum recalls white chocolate ice cream tubs sold in Asda and Tesco over allergy fears

TUBS of Magnum white chocolate ice cream sold in Asda and Tesco have been recalled over fears they could trigger allergic reactions. The treats contain milk yet this is only mentioned in Italian and not English on the packaging. This means people who suffer from an allergy to milk or milk constituents may accidentally eat the ice cream, which could […]

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Aldi’s white chocolate egg and Tesco’s choccy dinosaur among blind Easter egg taste test winners – The Sun

EASTER eggs from discounters including Aldi and Tesco have beaten off competition from posher supermarkets like Marks & Spencer in a blind taste test. Over 60 treats from 10 national supermarkets were assessed by a team of BBC Good Food tasters to find the best dark, milk, white, dairy-free and miniature chocolate eggs. Unlike the Good Housekeeping comparison, price and […]

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Inventor of the Tunnock’s teacake is given a knighthood for services to snacks

The inventor of the iconic Tunnock’s teacake has been given a knighthood. Boyd Tunnock was nighted for his services to the confectionery business n the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The 86-year-old Scot was the mastermind behind the teacake after being tasked by his father to come up with something new. His Thomas Tunnock Limited firm, which is based in Uddingston, […]

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