Health & Wellness

Love chocolate? UK says it’s good for your heart!

Read this Daily Mail article on medical research and chocolate. “Eating a small amount of chocolate may decrease your risk of a serious type of irregular heartbeat, according to a new study. People who ate the sweet treat several times a week were less likely to be diagnosed with atrial...
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Defining taste – designing the better flavor wheel

You know what you like to taste, but can you quantify the experience of taste? Flavor wheels help translate sensory experiences into words, although perhaps not providing a lexicon for the development of flavors that occur when combining foods with beverages or influenced by temperature change. Sensory scientist Edgar Chambers...
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The study is in: Chocolate makes you smarter

Chocolate for breakfast before an exam or major presentation might be a very good idea according to this study recently published in the journal, Appetite. The longitudinal study indicated that people who eat chocolate at least once a week saw their memory and abstract thinking improve. “It’s significant – it...
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Almonds and Chocolate are a great pair

Looking for videos and recipes using chocolate and almonds? 80% of the world’s crop of almonds is grown in California. There are more than 30 different varieties of almonds and 10 of these comprise the majority of almonds produced in California. While the U.S. may be the largest market for...
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Superfood chocolate introduced by Seattle Chocolate Co

New bar by Seattle Chocolate features CoffeeFlour, which converts coffee fruit pulp into a nutrient-rich ingredient. The inclusion of CoffeeFlour enhances the new jcoco chocolate bar with a berry-forward flavor balanced with jcoco’s signature dark chocolate, and marks another delicious first for the company as the only chocolate confectioner in...
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Allured grants available to build your confectionery knowledge

Is your New Year’s resolution to build your confectionery knowledge and skillset? There are many fine training opportunities in our industry during 2016 for confectionery industry training. Allured Fund for Confectionery Education need-based grants provide financial help for industry members who wish to expand their food-science knowledge or confectionery skills...
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