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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.

How To Make Low-Calorie Chocolate Mousse

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We've tasted low-calorie chocolate mousses and the verdict often is: why bother? But although this recipe for a 'guilt-free mousse' has the weirdest i...

If Chocolate Adverts Were Honest

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Comedy

We've all done it... multiple times. And now, College Humor has made a commercial about it. Yes, if you've ever eaten an entire box of chocolate tr...

Speciality Fine Food Fair - Are We Witnessing the Death of the Cupcake Trend?

Judith Lewis | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

While a small child urinating a stream of chocolate may not seem very "tasteful", on the whole the Speciality Fine Food Fair (SFFF) outdid itself this year. With a giant sax the crowning glory of the show the SFFF opened its doors on new wholesalers, new small shops and new ideas but it may have also heralded the death of the cupcake.

Scientists Perfect A Working Chocolate Teapot

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech

Nestle has decided to debunk one life's great truisms: that there is 'nothing more useless than a chocolate teapot'. Well now the search must begin...

When All Else Fails, There's One Thing You Can Believe In...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Spotted by Hugo Shirley at Terminal 5 of Heathrow airport, here's a sign we can believe in: In fact, we think everyone can believe in it. Choco...

9 Excuses To Eat More Chocolate

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget apples, it seems like a square of chocolate a day that could keep the doctor away. According to the above video, dark chocolate could have ...

Easy Rocky Road Florentines Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

These florentines are delicious and really very easy. The crunch and all important brushing of chocolate make them a big hit amongst the smaller people in our family. Add to this already heady combination some marshmallows and sultanas and this could well be treat heaven.

The Penis Chocolates Are On Me! Is Something The Milky Bar Kid Never Said

South West News Service | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

That’s the thing about penises – you never know when they might creep up on you. Take lawyer Robin Jacobs, who was innocently unwrapping a Mil...

Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I committed the mortal sin of trying to impart my knowledge on her. It's exactly the kind of thing that used to drive me to distraction as a first time mother... Next time I see her I will make her these brownies as way of an apology and stop being such a know it all.

This Should Be Headline News

Laurenne Chapman | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK
Laurenne Chapman

Image courtesy of Picasso I just checked the news headlines for the day and sunk into the usual glum despondence. Powerless faced with all the hor...

Malaysian Groups Declare War On Cadbury's

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

Cadbury's is "on a mission to make Malaysia a happier nation" according to its latest advertising slogan. It isn't going very well. Muslim groups i...

Sweet Relief in Supermarkets

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

It seems that supermarkets have a big role to play when it comes to helping people make better choices. Simple strategies, such as removing chocolate and sweets from checkouts and prompting the sale of fruit and veg, is a start. But can we apply similar ideas throughout the whole store?

Coco Pop Mini Chocolate Eclairs Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

The cronut craze of last year has been and gone. Did you try making them? I didn't. It was probably the thought of both croissant dough and deep frying that put me off. So what's next? Momofuku Milk Bar have their infamous cereal milk ice cream. What about these?

Easy Brazilian Brigadeiro Chocolate Truffles

Holly Bell | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Here's an easy recipe that I reckon even mothers of three, with their lack of time, general misery and poor pelvic floor might be able to knock up. These truffles are that easy...

Red Wine And Chocolate Don't Contain Magic Youth Potion

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Resveratrol, the antioxidant touted as the wonderful life-preserver found in chocolate and red wine, sadly isn't all it's cracked up to be. Scient...

Five Egg-cellent Reasons to Indulge This Easter!

Stella Photi | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

Chocolate makes you happy! That silky smooth milky flavour that melts in your mouth releases a wave of serotonin putting a smile on your face and a spring in your step. It's great for de-stressing and feeling good, now what's not to like about that?

Easter Shopping: Bunnies and Chocolate and Chicks, Oh My!

Sarah McGiven | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

For those of you who don't plan on stuffing your face with chocolate eggs this Easter Bank Holiday weekend (truly the worst time of year after Christmas to be on a diet), here's a bunch of non-fattening, fun suggestions for Easter gifts to indulge in - and a few sweet treats too.

Choc-Tastic Easter Dessert Recipes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All the bunny shaped Cadbury chocolate figures and Smarties Mini Eggs can get dull after a while, so why not make your own Easter dessert? Whether ...

This Week I Ate... Too Much Chocolate

William Sitwell | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

I shunned restaurants this week, devoting myself instead to chocolate. I tasted cookies, mousse (is the plural mousses? It's clearly not mice), tarts, hot drinks and sauce. And then I judged a new chocolate competition before judging I'd eaten enough chocolate and should lay off the stuff for a while...

Is Your Easter Chocolate Supporting Child Slave Labour?

Judith Lewis | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

Wouldn't it be great if, instead of buying the usual, you chose one egg from a company which works with farmers to make change for the better? You don't even have to go any further than your local supermarket to make the change.

Chocolate: A 3000 Year Love Affair

Victoria Ferran | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Described as one of the most chemically perfect of foods, chocolate contains an interesting mix of ingredients which make you predisposed to like it. Caffeine, antioxidants and proteins are all present in addition to chemicals such as Serotonin which purportedly recreate the feelings of being in love.

Five Chocolate Hotels for Valentine's Day | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From our very own Bournemouth to Paris and Mexico, guests can enjoy chocolate breakfasts, cocktails and even chocolate body treatments at these carefully selected establishments.

Lovely Valentine's Day Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life

Judith Lewis | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

As I am someone who both reviews and judges chocolate, my husband has decided to give up ever buying me any foodie treats unless I specify and pretty much buy it for him to give to me (a la Christmas). NOT romantic in the least.