Chocoholics rejoice: 2005 was the year it became clear chocolate
really is good for you. But before Christmas ushers in a race to
cram the candy, reflect a moment on where the benefits truly lie,
and where they don't.
Evidence backing the health promoting benefits of chocolate
continues to mount, bringing dynamism to slacking sales, reports
Lindsey Partos. Researchers from Spain have discovered that
polyphenols found in cocoa extract influence...
Hanging as a persistent threat to the chocolate industry witches'
broom disease is capable of wiping out entire cacao crops and
sending the price of chocolate rocketing. Despite ongoing research
into the threat confirmed by the...
Fresh from acquiring starch derivatives company Cerestar,
privately-held US company Cargill throws another European
ingredients company into its shopping trolley with the purchase of
French cocoa and chocolate ingredients company...
Research into the possible health benefits of the world's all time
favourite - chocolate - continues. Scientists from Europe claim
that the high flavonoid-rich cocoa content of dark chocolate could
effectively reduce both cardiovascular...
The International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) held last month in
Cologne, Germany, clearly illustrated the key confectionery trends,
write market analysts Euromonitor. Particularly evident, the
dichotomy between fun sugar confectionery...
Wilbur Chocolate, a unit of agribusiness giant Cargill said on
Monday that it has purchased rival Peter's Chocolate from Nestle
USA, making it the top US supplier of chocolate to confectionery
makers and bakers.
Danish oils and fats company Aarhus Oliefabrik reported a drop in
operating income to DKK93m (€12.5m) for the first six months of
2002, down from DKK 125m (€16.8m) for the same period last year,
but still saw a slight improvement...
Every year in the run up to Valentine's Day consumers are bombarded
with adverts urging them to buy chocolates for their loved ones.
But this year one message is slightly different - it says buy
chocolate because they are good...
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, a number of food
products are being touted as beneficial for enhancing the love
life. Among them are a new chocolate tailored specifically for
women and, perhaps more surprisingly,...