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Vegan KitKat Is Coming, for Some
Vegan KitKat Is
Coming, for Some

Vegan KitKat Is Coming, for Some

Nestle plans to test a plant-based version overseas

(Newser) - It looks like vegans will be able to snack on a KitKat bar in the near future—though vegans in America will have to wait. Switzerland's Nestle said Monday that a vegan bar, called KitKat V, will be be launched later this year as a test run in “...

The Weird Correlation Between S'mores and COVID
The Weird Correlation
Between S'mores and COVID
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The Weird Correlation Between S'mores and COVID

Hershey found that in areas where virus cases have surged, so have runs on s'mores ingredients

(Newser) - Public health officials, epidemiologists, and infectious disease experts are all front and center in looking out for emerging patterns on COVID-19. Now, add Hershey into the mix. The chocolate manufacturing giant has spotted its own trend during the pandemic involving a favorite campfire treat. That find: In areas of the...

Bet You Didn't Expect Halloween Candy to Sell Like This

Early sales are up double-digits from last year despite pandemic

(Newser) - The pandemic has apparently left Americans seeking comfort in chocolate because Halloween candy sales have spiked this year. Sales of seasonal chocolate and candy in the month ending Sept. 6 were up 13% compared to last year, when sales totalled $4.6 billion, while sales of Halloween chocolate specifically were...

You've Never Seen a Chocolate Chip Like This
You've Never Seen a
Chocolate Chip Like This
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You've Never Seen a Chocolate Chip Like This

Tesla designer's mold puts taste and texture first

(Newser) - You might be surprised to learn there's essentially no design to the classic chocolate chip you know and love, whose shape comes from being dropped on the factory line. The goal is mass production rather than optimal taste. But now, a senior industrial designer at Tesla says he's...

Japan's Women Are Sick of This Valentine's Day Tradition

The ladies aren't really feeling 'giri choco,' or 'obligation chocolates,' for their male co-workers

(Newser) - In Japan, there are all kinds of chocolate that women hand out on Valentine's Day: There's "honmei choco" ("true feelings chocolate") that their romantic interests or partners receive, as well as "tomo choco" ("friend chocolate") given to platonic pals, usually other females....

After Factory Mishap, Road Ends Up Paved in Chocolate

Milk chocolate flowed after 'small technical defect,' solidified on the street

(Newser) - A street in a western German town got a repaving worthy of fictional candy maker Willy Wonka when a ton of chocolate flowed out of a factory and solidified, the AP reports. The German newspaper Soester Anzeiger reported Tuesday that a "small technical defect" involving a storage tank caused...

Our Path to Chocolate Started Earlier Than Thought
Our Path
to Chocolate
Started Earlier
Than Thought
study says

Our Path to Chocolate Started Earlier Than Thought

Humans were using cacao 5,400 years ago in Ecuador, study suggests

(Newser) - New research strengthens the case that people used the chocolate ingredient cacao in South America 5,400 years ago, underscoring the seed's radical transformation into today's Twix bars and M&M candies, per the AP . Tests indicate traces of cacao on artifacts from an archaeological site in Ecuador,...

A Bittersweet Ruling Against KitKat in the EU

High court says shape of Nestle chocolate bar isn't unique enough to merit trademark protection

(Newser) - "Four trapezoidal bars aligned on a rectangular base" may not be instantly recognizable. Put that setup in chocolate form, however, and many people would be able to distinguish it as a KitKat. Even if that's the case, the European Union's highest court just ruled that the shape...

Queen's Chocolate Survives 118 Years
Royal Find: the
'Most Controversial
Chocolate Ever Made'
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Royal Find: the 'Most Controversial Chocolate Ever Made'

118-year-old tin ordered by Queen Victoria for soldiers in Boer War found in woman's cupboard

(Newser) - When Eddisons CJM put a tin of World War I chocolates up for auction last month, there was one person who wasn't terribly impressed. "A lady from London wrote and said, 'Hundred-and-three-year-old chocolate is not so special,'" auctioneer Paul Cooper tells the Daily Express . That'...

Aftermath of Highway Accident Called 'Worse Than Snow'

Overturned tractor-trailer carrying liquid chocolate makes a huge sticky mess

(Newser) - A tractor-trailer has overturned on a Polish highway, spilling some 12 tons of liquid chocolate that's solidifying into a huge sticky mess. The private broadcaster TVN24 showed images of an overturned truck surrounded by brown chocolate covering six lanes on the A2 motorway, blocking traffic in both directions. Rescue...

Chocolate May Become Scarce, Unless Scientists Intervene

They hope to create cacao seeds able to thrive in warmer climates

(Newser) - While chocolate prices have fallen in recent years , you can expect a massive price hike by 2050 unless scientists at the UC Berkeley Innovative Genomics Institute reach their goal. Together with the Mars company, scientists are working to create a genetically modified form of cacao that can withstand the effects...

Guy Admits Smuggling Chocolate-Covered Heroin

21-year-old was busted in NJ in June with 3 kilos of drug/candy

(Newser) - A man has admitted smuggling chocolate-covered heroin on a flight from Guatemala to Newark Liberty International Airport, reports the AP . Jacobo Orellana-Estrada on Thursday pleaded guilty in federal court to possession with intent to distribute heroin. Prosecutors say the Guatemalan citizen arrived in Newark on a flight in June and...

Kit Kat Quesadilla May Soon Come to a Taco Bell Near You

Or maybe one stuffed with Twix, if the chain's test goes well

(Newser) - If Taco Bell can stuff a tortilla with three different types of Doritos, why not a candy bar filling for a quesadilla? Consumerist reports the latest offering from the taco chain is a "Chocoladilla" packed with bits of melted Kit Kats or Twix. And all that mouthwatering goodness will...

Big Chocolate's Wise Strategy: Paying for Chocolate Studies

Vox is underwhelmed by the actual scientific evidence about its benefits

(Newser) - Chocolate lovers, Vox has a hard dose of reality for you. Chocolate isn't good for you. Not even dark chocolate. Not even that bar of vegan avocado dark chocolate, all organic, of course. Chocolate is candy, after all, with fat and sugar. In a lengthy analysis, the news site...

World's Newest Chocolate Is Pink
World's Newest
Chocolate Is Pink

World's Newest Chocolate Is Pink

'Ruby chocolate' is said to be fruity and 'refreshing'

(Newser) - A Swiss company has laid claim to inventing a new kind of chocolate—and it's pink. "Ruby chocolate," made from ruby cocoa beans, is being hailed as the first new type of naturally hued chocolate since the white version hit the market more than 80 years ago,...

Thieves Steal 22 Tons of Nutella
Thieves Steal
22 Tons of Nutella

Thieves Steal 22 Tons of Nutella

Cops warn against buying chocolate through 'unconventional channels'

(Newser) - Look, we crave chocolate as much as the next news site, but this is ridiculous. The Telegraph reports thieves in Germany made off with more than 22 tons of Nutella over the weekend. The Nutella—along with Kinder Surprise eggs and other sweet treats—was in a refrigerated trailer that...

Krispy Kreme Has a Special Treat for Eclipse Day

It's going to 'eclipse' its original glazed doughnut by smothering it in chocolate

(Newser) - The complete solar eclipse set to grace our skies on Aug. 21 has been the subject of buzz for months, and Krispy Kreme now hopes to add a little sugar to that buzz. USA Today reports that, to commemorate the cosmic event, the chain will offer an "eclipsed" version...

This Legal Powder Will Get You Buzzed
People Are Snorting
Chocolate Now
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

People Are Snorting Chocolate Now

Coco Loko cacao powder delivers a 'euphoric' high, say makers

(Newser) - You can eat it and drink it, so why not inhale it? That's the thinking behind Coco Loko, a new "snortable" chocolate powder billed as a legal way to get high, the Washington Post reports. The newfangled nose candy leaves snorters with a "euphoric" feeling "but...

Science Provides Yet Another Reason to Eat Chocolate

New study finds lower rates of atrial fibrillation in regular chocolate eaters

(Newser) - Willy Wonka may have been on to something. Regularly eating chocolate could possibly help prevent a type of irregular heartbeat that can increase the risk of heart failure, strokes, and cognitive impairment, according to a study published Tuesday in Heart . Live Science reports between 2.7 million and 6.1...

After Ruling, Nestle Likely Muttering 'Gimme a Break'

UK appeals court rules against KitKat maker in attempt to trademark bar's shape

(Newser) - Nestle may find itself muttering "give me a break," but perhaps with an expletive tossed in at the end. The company on Wednesday lost its latest attempt to trademark its four-finger chocolate bar shape in the UK, in what has been a 7-year battle . The Guardian reports that...

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