UK Chocolate

You Can Now Buy Tubes Of Orange Smarties To Gobble This Christmas

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you have a penchant for orange Smarties, you’ll be delighted to hear that Asda is selling tubes of them in the lead up to Christmas. Nestlé said...

Vegan Avocado Chocolate Is Here To Make Your Dreams Come True

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget smashing it on toast because the new way to eat avocado is in a bar of chocolate. While avocado chocolate hit headlines in April when it went o...

Super-Size Chocolate Bars And 'Grab Bags' To Be Banned From Hospitals

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Large chocolate bars and ‘grab bags’ of sweets are to be removed from NHS hospital shops to tackle the obesity epidemic. Simon Stevens, chief exec...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Skillet

Lisa Roukin | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

I love to serve this straight from the oven to the table, ensuring at least 10 minutes cooling time with a large dollop of ice cream in the centre. If you do not have a skillet at home (they are quite expensive) then you can use a cake pan instead.

Researchers Just Invented A Whole New Chocolate And It’s Pink

HuffPost | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The world of chocolate just got a little sweeter. Barry Callebaut, a global supplier of cocoa products, has invented a whole new type of chocolate a...

American Style Gooey Cookie S'mores

Sam Stern | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Stern

Traditionally an American campfire classic, with marshmallows and chocolate sandwiched between two biscuits, my indoor s'mores are the ultimate treat. With the addition of crunchy peanut butter, you can attempt to make all the ingredients yourself at home, or a take the easy road with my sure-fire shortcuts.

How Is Chocolate Made And What Are Cocoa Beans Really?

Judith Lewis | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

The four main non-GM types of cacao are: Criollo, Trinitario (a hybrid), Forastero and Aribia Nacional. It is, of course, more complex however for now we'll stick to the basics. The most difficult to farm is the Criollo with its beautiful flavour but low disease resistance.

Poundland Issues The Sassiest Response To Toblerone's Shape Change

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Poundland is set to launch a new chocolate bar in retaliation to Toblerone’s controversial shape change - and it’s the ultimate burn. The budget ...

The Best Vegan Oreo Cupcakes

Holly Jade | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

These cakes are quick and easy to make! They are my go-to chocolate cupcakes and I couldn't recommend them highly enough - they are the best! They taste just like bakery-style cupcakes. P.S. you can whip up a batch of these delicious cakes in under 30 minutes, yay!

Eating Chocolate Could 'Reduce Risk Of Irregular Heartbeat'

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People who regularly eat chocolate may have a lower risk of developing an irregular heartbeat, a new study has found. Atrial fibrillation is a heart c...

Easy Chocolate Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Sam Stern | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Stern

Make your friends and family very happy this Easter with my easy hot cross bun recipe with dark chocolate chips. The recipe takes time and patience, but your effort and kneading will be rewarded with these light and fluffy buns. They are best served straight out of the oven, or toasted with a little butter spread on them. You will need a pastry brush, piping bag, 1cm piping nozzle and flat baking tray for this recipe.

6 Reasons Eating Chocolate Is Good For You, So Have Another Easter Egg

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Hallelujah, Easter is on the horizon and that means we will all enter a chocolate coma for the next 72 hours, interrupted only for a roast lunch and p...

Easter Eggs Are Melting Due To Warmer Weather And The Photos Are Very Sad Indeed

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Easter eggs have been melting left, right and centre thanks to a spate of warmer weather in the UK. Thorntons customers appeared to be worst affected...

The Problem With Giving Up Chocolate For Lent

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

As a Registered Nutritionist, you'd probably think I was into this. That I should be congratulating these charities for getting us to eat healthier while raising cold hard cash for a good cause and moving the dial farther than 5-a-day ever did (side note: 5-a-day team; maybe if people could raise money...no? Okay).

Someone At Co-Op Thought This 'Sexist' Easter Egg Advert Was A Good Idea

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The Co-op has been accused of perpetuating “sexist” gender stereotypes through its latest advert for Easter eggs. The ad, which appeared in newspa...

Forget Margherita, You Can Order A Creme Egg Pizza This Easter

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you think pineapple on pizza is weird, check out the latest toppings available from Deliveroo. The food delivery app has created a pizza incorporat...

New KitKats With Less Sugar To Hit Supermarket Shelves Next Week

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Nestlé’s new KitKats will hit store shelves next week, boasting less sugar yet “extra milk and cocoa”. Current KitKat bars contain 22g of sugar...

The 'World's First' Solid Chocolate Easter Egg Is Here And It's A Thing Of Beauty

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Each Easter we find ourselves saying “chocolate isn’t what it used to be” as our favourite treats seemingly shrink before our eyes. But now ther...

The Best Banana Sundae Waffles With Decadent Chocolate Sauce

Sam Stern | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Stern

International Waffle Day is here and I am celebrating with my version of a waffle banana sundae, with sweet cinnamon waffles, butter fried bananas and an oozing chocolate sauce that you can drizzle over store bought ice cream.

11 Mouthwatering Easter Eggs To Sink Your Teeth Into

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Easter might seem like ages away (after all, we’ve got Mother’s Day to contend with first), but that’s not to say you shouldn’t crack on with ...

There's A Gin And Tonic Easter Egg And It Sounds Glorious

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget Creme Eggs and Mini Eggs because this Easter, it’s all about the gin and tonic egg. Luxury chocolate makers Prestat have created an egg inspi...

RAW Cheesecake

Holly Jade | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

To celebrate Hotel Chocolat's new vegan Easter range, I wanted to make a cheesecake with flavours that compliment the praline egglets, hazelnut truffles and of course the beautiful quinoa puff easter egg & adorable dark chocolate rabbit.

This Is What It Takes To Be A Professional Chocolate Taster

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Prepare to turn green with envy: HuffPost UK was offered a sneak peek inside a chocolate laboratory, where professional tasters sniff, bite and chomp ...

Tackling Exploitation In Cocoa Farming This Fairtrade Fortnight

Glenn Caton | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Glenn Caton

With as many as one in five shoppers never thinking about whether food had been produced in exploitative conditions, this year's Fairtrade Fortnight c...

Here's Why You'll Feel Less Guilty About Eating KitKats In 2018

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The brand behind confectionery such as Aero, Milkybar and KitKat has announced it will be stripping out 10% of sugar from its products. The move comes...