UK Chocolate

A Good Reason To Scoff Mars Bars, As If You Needed One

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In a move that we hope other confectioners will follow, Mars Bars in the UK and Ireland will be made with Fairtrade certified cocoa. The move, unve...

Mississippi Mud Pie

Sam Stern | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Stern

The ultimate in chocolate treats. Three layers of heaven: a crunchy Oreo base, gooey brownie, all topped with a rich, smooth chocolate ganache. I put this up there in my all time favourite chocolate desserts!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Cake

Lisa Roukin | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

This is a lovely, moist cake, which is sometimes hard to achieve with gluten-free flour! When you pull the cake out of the oven, it will look like it's not done in the center. Don't worry, that's correct!

PMS Bites Now Exist To Help With Your Premenstrual Woes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The week before your period can be pretty fraught. The smallest and most insignificant things can bring you to tears, your face resembles a dot-to-...

Easy Mars Bar Brownies Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I'm not going to pretend like these are healthy, because sometimes you don't want healthy. Sometimes the kale and the almond milk chat and the steaming rather than frying can give you healthy fatigue. If that's the case then I prescribe something so trashy, so incredibly grubby that it sends you straight back on the wagon.

Chocolate, Vanilla and Coconut Cookies

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

Originating in Mexico, vanilla is part of the Orchid family and is the only edible orchid in the world. Vanilla itself is a green pod which has to be picked, dried and cured for it to resemble the luscious dark pod we know it as.

V Word... Variety this Valentines...

Jennifer Irvine | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Irvine

There's nothing more romantic than reminiscing about a special moment or event that has meaning to your relationship. The traditional dinner for two is also an obvious choice, being wined and dined, but in reality, romance is often forced into a jam-packed restaurant and over-priced.

Surviving Valentine's Day as a Single Person

Maggie Currie | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Maybe as you are a single person you really don't buy into this sentiment. So how can you survive and keep your sanity? There are so many ways to make sure you enjoy yourself whether on your own or with a good friend.

Everything You Never Knew About Chocolate

Alltime Numbers | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Did you know people have eaten chocolate for 4,000 years? Can you name all four kinds of chocolate? Well we can! ...

I'm a Non-Muslim From Birmingham... A Fox News Expert Denied I Exist

Joseph D'Urso | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Politics
Joseph D'Urso

We non-Muslim Brummies can cope with people doubting our existence. God surely can too. Sharing, disagreeing, and gently mocking are the most powerful weapons we have against extremism and bigotry. Familiarity does not breed contempt, it conquers it.

Creme Eggs 'Not Laid By Actual Chickens', Confirms Cadbury

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Comedy

Britons are up in arms after learning that their favourite chocolate treat, Cadbury's Creme Eggs, are not, in fact, laid by chickens. "My whole wor...

Cadbury Creme Egg Recipe 'Secretly' Changed. Do They Taste Any Different?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Chocolate lovers are outraged after it emerged that Cadbury "secretly" changed their Creme Egg recipe earlier this year. The sticky white and yello...

Snorting Chocolate Is Now A Thing, Apparently

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A machine that helps you snort chocolate is now available worldwide, because eating it is so 2014. Those cocoa-loving Belgians are thought to have ...

This Is Why You Should Never Let Your Dog Eat Chocolate

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Before you ask "is this some kind of canine Exorcist remake?" The answer is, quite simply, no. This, ladies and gentleman, is why you should NEVER fee...

Judging the Lithuanian Open Wine and Dessert Pairing Championship

Dom Ramsey | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dom Ramsey

It's not often you get invited to judge a wine and dessert pairing championship, but when you do, it's difficult to say no. Obviously when I got just such an invitation recently, I jumped at the chance, particularly as the championship in question was in Lithuania - a part of the world I've never visited.

Six Of The Best Non-Chocolate Advent Calendars Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With recent news of chocolate shortages, we've decided that this year's Christmas advent calendar choice might have to be less cocoa-filled. (If not f...

The World Is Running Out Of Chocolate, This Is Not A Drill

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Chocoholics, you may want to take a seat when reading this news. The world is running out of chocolate and by 2020, the sweet treat may be endange...

Cadbury's Have Destroyed Christmas If Twitter Is Anything To Go By

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK

Cadbury's have announced they will no longer make their iconic, delicious and oh-so-Christmassy chocolate coins any more. Sorry kids, Cadbury's has...

Could Chocolate Improve Your Memory?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If ever we needed a reason to up our hot chocolate intake this winter - or any other form of cocoa-filled food for that matter - then now we have it. ...

How To Make A Chocolate Pot In Five Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We never need an excuse to eat chocolate, but as it's National Chocolate Week we thought it was the perfect opportunity to try something a little diff...

The Founder Of Lily O'Brien's On Chocolate, Yoga And Coping With Family Tragedy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Successful women rarely have one string to their bow, and Mary Ann O'Brien is no different. Not only is she the founder of Lily O’Brien’s. But...

Chocolate: Looking Behind the Label

Dom Ramsey | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dom Ramsey

It's currently National Chocolate Week in the UK. Of course, for some of us every week is a chocolate week, but this particular time of year is when British chocolate companies of all sizes come together to show their wares and promote the industry.

Roll Up, Roll Up! First Ever Edinburgh Restaurant Festival and Last Chance to See Ming Exhibit

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen I. Hwang

Roll up, roll up! A couple of special events are running in Edinburgh with an expiration date in October! Historical Chinese art at the National Museum of Scotland and the first ever Edinburgh Restaurant Festival (until 23 October) are events are not to be missed.

Your Insider Guide to Chocolate Week - My Lucky 13 Event Picks for the Week

Judith Lewis | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

As a chocolate blogger for over five years I go to a lot of things for Chocolate Week, some open and some not. The thing I love about Chocolate Week though is that everyone gets to go to some great events all over the country that are fun and teach you about chocolate.

Friday Food Off - Banoffee Pie vs Chocolate Hazelnut Kisses

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

In this week's Friday Food Off, Olivia and I put our sweet tooth to the test. My sweet canapé is an all-time favourite, the Banoffee pie. My recipe uses budget ingredients and it's quick and simple to make. Unless your guests are bananaphobes, you're onto a winner.