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 | 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...

Supermarket 'Horrified' Over Maggots Found In Aisle

PA | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

Tesco said it was "horrified" to hear that customers found maggots crawling in a box in the confectionery aisle of one of its stores. Josh Downs an...

Five Foods That Could Save Your Life - Including Chocolate | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The foods that we often feel guilty about eating can help to save your life. Contrary to what you might think, we aren’t limited to the obvious heal...

Chocolate Is Not Better Than Sex

Carol Tobin | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Carol Tobin

How bad is the sex you're having if some brown foodstuff that you can purchase at a petrol station or in a hospital gift shop is better than some sweaty thigh stiffening human contact?

Being More Like Nigella

Galia Orme | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Galia Orme

I teach my daughters to be more like Nigella and maintain financial independence in any relationship they have. I realise she is in a very different financial position to begin with than most of us, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't also keep some money separate for ourselves and retain some financial independence at all cost. It's a huge lesson and I have never wished I was more like Nigella than now.

'All That Will Remain Is Tesco, Costa And Charity Shops'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK Politics

A chocolatier in Chancellor George Osborne's constituency has left an impassioned goodbye note on his store's front window revealing how the high cost...

Pictures: Why So Serious?

Elliot Wagland/Tahira Mirza | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Comedy

We've all seen the saddest chocolate bar which became a viral sensation... now take a look at the angriest choc on the block! We're not sure what ...

The Low Fat Posh Chocolate - Does It Taste Like Cardboard Or Heaven?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Low fat chocolate, as we know it, often tastes like cardboard with a side order of plastic. But perhaps the trick all along should have been just to t...

The Chocolate Lab in the Sky

Judith Lewis | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

The whole experience at Trump Toronto' STOCK restaurant is meant to be modern luxury, where guests feel like they can enjoy an opulent dining experience without the stuffy and snobbish environment. They want people to feel like they can come in a big group or an intimate table, and truly enjoy themselves.

PICTURE: The Saddest Chocolate Bar Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Comedy

Meet the saddest chocolate bar ever. Most of us are aware of the sad gingerbread man in 'Shrek' - but now there's an even more forlorn piece of con...

Worst Father's Day Present Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Gift giving is a particularly difficult art. But thankfully it's been generally understood for many years that you can't go wrong with a box of chocol...

WATCH: The Coolest Thing Ever Made Out Of Chocolate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Comedy

If you're still impressed by chocolate fountains at weddings, then prepare to have your MIND BLOWN. Because a team of clever confectioners at Phill...

Keeping your Kids Healthy!

Natasha Corrett | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Corrett

Spending time with my friends children, my nieces and nephews, makes me much more aware of the kinds of foods that are easy to prepare and that satisfy them, but the biggest question is are they nourishing them from the inside out?

Five Fun Diet and Fitness Alternatives | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Fed up of fitness classes? Sick of salads? Healthy living doesn't have to be hard work! While we don't advise you cut out exercise and healthy eating entirely, for those moments when you just don't feel like being healthy, try these fun alternatives instead.

How To Make: Chilli Popcorn Chocolate Cookies

Kate McAuley | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate McAuley

Popcorn, chilli and chocolate don't seem to be the likeliest of bedfellows, but somehow it works when they're all wrapped up into a delicious cookie. Here's how you can try it out for yourself.