Chocolate

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

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

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.

Chocolate, Tea And Wine Could Guard Against Diabetes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Three million people in the UK have now been diagnosed with diabetes, according to charity Diabetes UK, which is why countless of research is constant...

The Quality Street Revolution - My Struggle With Britain's Favourite Festive Treat

Alfie Evers | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

No purples. No green triangle things. No Orange Crunch. No Caramel. Even my secret back-up of orange creams were gone. All that greeted me was a sea of red, blue and gold.

5 Foods That Will Keep You Feeling Fuller For Longer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're anything like HuffPost UK Lifestyle, some foods have you hungry like a ravenous beast not long after eating them. Other foods however, are m...

The Ice Cream and Chocolate Diet!

Colin McQuistan | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Colin McQuistan

OK ladies, if you're like me you've probably eaten ten times your body weight in incredible xmas fare and now need to go on a diet, and like me you hate diets cos they generally suck. But I have devised a special myfoodeeblog diet plan where you can have chocolate and ice cream every day and still lose weight!

Wild About Christmas Cooking

Fi Bird | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

The flavour of Douglas fir combines well with chocolate and infused in cream, it makes delicious chocolate pots. For extra Christmas colour and texture add some pomegranate seeds.

This Has To Be The Worst Diet Suggestion Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

HuffPost UK Lifestyle is doing a stock take of all the terrible diet and fitness news that has come our way during 2013, and it's a toughie. There has...

When Did We Choose Sugar Over Joy?

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

According to Livestrong,"Chocolate contains phenylamine, associated with raising mood and libido." Could it be that we are inducing a false love because we don't want to feel our loneliness? I know this was how it was for me.

Ring a Ding Ding - No, Not Christmas Already!

Sian Breslin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

This time around, I am going to close my ears against Christmas for a few more weeks. No recipes for a rich Christmas Cake or mature Christmas Pudding from me. I am going to fight the urge to bake... for now.

Amazonian Cocoa - How Chocolate Is Improving the Lives of Bolivia's Indigenous Communities

Emma Donlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Emma Donlan

This week is Chocolate Week (14th-20th October), when people across the UK celebrate everything to do with the sugary indulgence. Chocolate remains a household favourite in the UK today, with the average Brit eating approximately 8kg per year, and only five per cent of the population admitting to not enjoying the sweet treat within the past six months.

Eating Chocolate Can Help You Lose Weight

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Prepare yourself for the best news you will hear all day: eating chocolate can help you lose weight. *scoffs Kit Kat Chunky* Oh yes, our dark an...

Chocolate Week Recipes, Because The Good Stuff Isn't Just For Dessert

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

To celebrate World Chocolate Week, we asked Great British Chefs for their top chocolate recipes. And it's not just sweets and deserts that we've g...

Chocolate Week Activities - My Picks For the Week

Judith Lewis | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

Chocolate Week - an entire week dedicated to chocolate all over the UK. This week is a close second to Christmas with my family in my list of times of the year full of awesomeness.

Chocolate That's Good For The Heart: Best News We've Heard All Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

As if we needed another reason to love chocolate anymore than we already do, a new dark chocolate which helps protect your heart could be on sale immi...

An Interview With Brandt Maybury Taste Specialist at Green & Black's

Judith Lewis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

Brandt Maybury is passionate about food, not just chocolate. "Chocolate is more than just a day job to me," he says emphatically, "it's an evenings and weekends job too. You don't stop loving chocolate when the clock hits 5pm."

Feeling Like a Star on QVC

Galia Orme | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Galia Orme

I think I finally know what it must feel like to be treated like a star. Last week I had an audition at QVC headquarters in Chiswick, London and my feet haven't touched the ground since.

10 Depression-Busting Superfoods

Realbuzz.com | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

While many of us reach for stodgy comfort foods when the blues kick in, snacking on mood-boosting superfoods will help to keep you healthier and happi...

Paleo Chocolate Tart

Shannon Cooper | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Hmmmmm so what to say about this tart?... Loads of magnesium, fibre, sneaky green stuff & so damn tasty no-one would ever suspect it's NOT loaded with refined sugar & processed cr@p. Serve it at your next dinner party...