Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?

Is the World Running Out of Chocolate?

Short answer: NO. Long answer: Earlier this week, media reports claimed that global demand for chocolate is outstripping supply, and as a result, 5 years from now, the world will not have enough. The reasons are disease, drought, and the … Continue reading

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Something in Chocolate is Healthy, But Don’t Get Overexcited

Something in Chocolate is Healthy, But Don’t Get Overexcited

Every time a new study comes out extolling the health benefits of certain antioxidants in chocolate, giddy TV reporters assure us it’s fine to chomp down a few extra chocolate candy bars. The truth is not as sexy. The healthy … Continue reading

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What’s Inside Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

What’s Inside Nesquik Chocolate Milk?

We asked this question 5 years ago, and posted the answer on our blog. A reader alerted us that the product has changed since then, so we decided to compare Nesquik 2014 to its 2009 former self. We were pleasantly … Continue reading

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Why is Bitter Food Healthy?

Why is Bitter Food Healthy?

Less than 8% of the calories we consume are from bitter foods. But perhaps we need to increase that percentage. It turns out that the bitter taste is an expression of the antioxidants that are so healthy for us: flavonoids in … Continue reading

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The Oreo Cookie Celebrates 100 Years

The Oreo Cookie Celebrates 100 Years

This week marks the 100th birthday of the Oreo Cookie. Originally created and sold in New York by National Biscuit Company, the brand is now owned by mega-processed-food giant Kraft Foods. The brand tagline is “Milk’s Favorite Cookie,” and indeed … Continue reading

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The Truth About Chocolate Health Benefits

The Truth About Chocolate Health Benefits

Valentine’s Day is a big annual chocolate-fest, driving about 5% of annual chocolate sales. As with wine, chocolate is much more than a food, it is an art form. And in the past few years, chocolate has become synonymous with health … Continue reading

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Boo-hoo to Yoo-hoo “Chocolate Drink” [Inside the Label]

Boo-hoo to Yoo-hoo “Chocolate Drink” [Inside the Label]

Yogi Berra and the Yankees helped Yoo-hoo chocolate drinks become an American icon in the 40′s and 50′s. The sweet and refreshing chocolaty taste became a kids’ favorite across the nation. When buying Yoo-hoo, many parents mistakenly think they are … Continue reading

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Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Cocoa Krispies “Immunity” Cereal – 40% Sugar by Weight + Trans Fats [Inside the Label]

Health claims on processed food packages are usually nothing more than marketing messages. So when Kellogg’s plasters the word “IMMUNITY” in quadruple font on the front of its Rice Krispies breakfast cereal, we just have to take a peek (thanks … Continue reading

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