'Dark Chocolate'

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.

RAW Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Holly Jade | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

To make the base Step 1- Line a cake tin with grease proof paper. I prefer to use a push up cake tin. Step 2- In a food processor/blender, add in the hazelnuts, de-stoned/pitted dates, cacao powder, melted dark chocolate, coconut oil and salt.

Rare Chocolate Manufactured Locally in Ecuador Making a Positive Impact for Farmers Globally

Judith Lewis | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK
Judith Lewis

Pacari is one of a rare breed of chocolate makers who are making chocolate at origin. With so much value added after the cacao is dried it is essential that more chocolate is made in origin.

9 Of The Best Easter Eggs For A Well-Earned Chocolate Coma

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Easter's fast approaching, which can only mean one thing... Chocolate - and lots of it. If you haven't yet done a mad trolley dash through the c...

This Will Make Your Period Less Hellish (For Everyone)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to 'that time of the month', life tends to totally suck. The reality is that it doesn't have to be all doom, gloom, blood and pain. ...

Chocoholics Rejoice! Dark Chocolate Is 'Good For Your Heart'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Good news chocoholics, dark chocolate may be good for your heart. *fist pumps* A recent study has shown that eating dark chocolate regularly can re...

Five Chocolate Hotels for Valentine's Day

Trivago.co.uk | 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.

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...

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.

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."

Divine Pops-Up for Fairtrade Fortnight

Judith Lewis | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

It's difficult for us to understand sometimes how much of an impact our chocolate choices can make to farmers. Divine takes it one step further and shows us that we can buy direct from the farmers on our supermarket shelves and given the recent scandals, it is reassuring to know where your chocolate comes from.

Who Knew Chocolate 'The Food Of The Gods' Was Not Just for Eating?

Sabi Phagura | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sabi Phagura

With this in mind, I decided to experience a gift that I would love to receive myself - making chocolate truffles (named after the earthy, dirt-covered fungus that they resemble).

Chocolate Could Lower Blood Pressure, Research Suggests

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Merely thinking of chocolate may set pulses racing, but research suggests it can actually lower blood pressure. Daily consumption of dark chocolate...

Hot Chocolates With Paul A Young

Anna Berrill | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Berrill

It's the creativity and individuality oozing out of every handmade treat from the fine chocolatier that has set Paul A Young apart from every other chocolate company. It is his flare for treating British classics,as an ingredient and tasted as a seasoning which has kept his chocolates clear of gimmicks.

Five Unhealthy Food Treats That Should Be Bad For You...

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

They say that having a little bit of what you fancy is the key to leading a healthy lifestyle - just as long as you do it in moderation. But what a...