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Symbolism of chocolate

February 19th, 2014 by Rosa

Did you catch the Candy Professor‘s smart op-ed in the NY Times on Valentine’s Day? No? Go read it now!

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Chocolate prices set to rise

February 18th, 2014 by Rosa

According to the Wall Street Journal, cocoa prices have been rising due to increasing demand for chocolate. Apparently the International Cocoa Organization thinks that demand will be greater than supply for the next five years, which will cause chocolate prices to continue going up. Good thing I’ve got a sizeable chocolate stash!

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M&Ms Superbowl Ad Teaser

January 30th, 2014 by Rosa

Via AdFreak, looks like Yellow is going to get a starring role in a Super Bowl commercial this Sunday. I believe he is trying to twerk, though it is hard to tell as he does not actually have a butt.

The voice seems off to me. Compare to the classic M&Ms Santa commercial below:

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WTF candy commercial from Hong Kong

January 29th, 2014 by Rosa

Via Slate, here’s a weird and probably NSFW candy mint commercial out of Hong Kong. No idea why the nipple-licking stuffed animal is supposed to make you want to buy this candy.

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This should be a game show

January 28th, 2014 by Rosa

Via Kotaku, check out these gifs from a Japanese TV show in which celebrities had to decide whether pieces of furniture and whatnot were real or made of chocolate. Apparently, they had to figure it out by taking a bite out of everything.

Real shoe:

RealShoe

Chocolate shoe:

ChocShoe

I think this would make for a fun game show. I volunteer to be the first contestant.

 

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Too soon for Easter candy!

January 23rd, 2014 by Rosa

You guys, I just saw this at Rite Aid over the weekend.

Easter candy in January? While Valentine’s Day candies still dominate the shelves? Too soon!

 

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The future is here: 3D printed candy at CES

January 22nd, 2014 by Rosa

3D printing has been making the news for some time now. It was recently announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that you can print your own 3D candy at home! Provided you’ve got 10 grand to spare…

The candies are gorgeous, though I am dubious about how tasty they are. Check out the slideshows at The Verge and Fast Company. Hat tip to Neil.

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Amedei Boutique in NYC

January 21st, 2014 by Rosa

Amedei Chocolates, which I’ve previously reviewed, now has a chocolate boutique in New York City. Apparently Amedei’s founder bills herself as the world’s first female chocolatier. Sort of depressing that we didn’t have female chocolatiers before 1990!

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Beer and candy pairings

January 16th, 2014 by Rosa

Hopefully all your Halloween candies have been eaten by now – but you may have some Christmas candies lying around, or maybe you’re getting a head start on Valentine’s Day sweets? Neil sent me this link about suggested beer and candy pairings, in case you’re looking for a grown-up way to  indulge.

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Goldenberg Peanut Chew art

January 15th, 2014 by Rosa

Via Neil, here’s a fun piece about a piece of art made entirely of Goldenberg Peanut Chews. The artwork is 2 feet by 4 feet and weighs 26 pounds. I wonder how they keep it from going bad while it’s on display.

 

It reminds me of Jelly Belly art. I took the below photo at the Jelly Belly Factory.

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