Chocolates

  • Kerala: Temple where devotees offer chocolate bars to Lord Muruga 11-03-2014 02:33 PM

    Ever heard of a temple where mouth-watering chocolate bars are offered by devotees to the presiding deity? While devotees offer flowers, sandal paste and fruits to invoke divine blessing, the 'Thekkan Palani' Balasubramania temple differs as chocolate bars are offered in the sanctum sanctorum. Chocolate bars of a leading brand...
  • Indians may get high end Swiss chocolates at cheaper rates 02-03-2014 12:16 PM

    New Delhi: Indian consumers may get high-end Swiss chocolates at cheaper rates as the government is likely to reduce import duty on the product under free trade agreement with EFTA, a four-member bloc including Switzerland. "The talks are progressing. Switzerland has asked India to reduce duty on its high-end chocolates...
  • Chocolate may help ward off diabetes risk 20-01-2014 02:03 PM

    A compound found in chocolate and red wine may guard people against the risk of diabetes, a new study suggests. Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds - found in berries, tea, and chocolate - could offer protection from type 2 diabetes - according to research from...
  • Blake Lively credits amazing figure to chocolates 02-11-2013 03:48 PM

    London: Actress Blake Lively attributes her perfect figure to chocolates, which she eats twice a day. The 26-year-old said that she does not have to work out due to the energy which chocolate gives her, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "I do nothing! I'm lucky to have a very active lifestyle, I'm always...
  • Radico Khaitan: A major success in the Indian spirits industry 26-07-2013 02:06 PM

    In business, it helps to keep your ears to the ground. For Abhishek Khaitan, that meant doing the rounds of pubs. He had his first 'eureka' moment while pub-hopping in Bangalore. Even as he was studying for an engineering degree in the garden city, the family's distilling and bottling business...
  • Samvrutha Sunil marries Akhil 01-11-2012 03:00 PM

    Popular Malayalam actress Samvrutha Sunil got married to Akhil, a computer engineer working in the US on Thursday. The traditional marriage took place in the presence of close friends in the industry and select politicians. A reception will be held Nov 6 at Kochi. Samvrutha began her short but eventful...
  • Onions may be the key to happiness 16-09-2011 01:29 PM

    London: They may reduce millions of housewives to tears, but a survey has found that onions are a key ingredient to happiness. The survey claims the humble onion is the foodstuff which brings most pleasure per penny, followed by carrots, baked beans, bananas and potatoes. Shoppers were quizzed on 100...
  • Chocolate is 'as good as exercise' 15-09-2011 02:08 PM

    London: It is the news that chocoholics have been waiting for: Chocolate is as good as exercise, a new study has claimed. Scientists at Wayne State University in the US found that small amounts of dark chocolate may improve health in a similar way to exercise. The researchers who focused...
  • Is chocolate good for your heart? It depends 29-08-2011 02:11 PM

    Paris: Chocolate may be good for the heart but cardiologists are not giving you a license to indulge. New research presented at Europe's biggest medical meeting Monday suggested chocolate consumption might be associated with a one third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease. Just why there should be...
  • Naomi Campbell to sue Cadbury over 'racist' ad 02-06-2011 12:03 PM

    New York: Supermodel Naomi Campbell is reportedly set to take legal action against confectioners Cadbury over a "racist" ad where she was compared to a chocolate bar. The 40-year-old is considering "every option available" following the chocolate giant's refusal to pull the controversial campaign, reported CNN. Campbell is accusing Cadbury...
  • Valentine chocolates - the new blood diamonds? 10-02-2011 12:47 PM

    Dallas/New York: Valentine chocolates may become the new blood diamonds. As chocolatiers plan for one of their biggest sales weeks of the year, human rights activists are stepping up efforts to make consumers think twice before purchasing the traditional box of chocolates for their sweethearts for Valentine's Day on Monday....
  • Cadbury's: an epic chocolate saga of success 09-02-2011 07:31 PM

    New Delhi: Ever wondered what went on behind that sinful brown bar of Cadbury's chocolate to make it a gastronomic legion and a cult in itself for millions of chocolate lovers in India and the world? The story of Cadbury's chocolate is a family soap flavoured with high business drama,...
  • Chocolate healthier than fruit? 07-02-2011 03:29 PM

    London: Chocoholics, you can now gorge on your favourite treat without a sense of guilt, for scientists have claimed that it's actually healthier than many fruit. Not only that, but chocolate is being heralded as the latest "super food" by the scientists who carried out a study. They have proved...
  • Chocolate gift causes heart attacks to school boy 29-01-2011 11:11 AM

    London: A schoolboy in London suffered two heart-attacks after a school teacher handed him a chocolate with a whole hazelnut inside it. Seven-year-old Rehan Butt had a massive allergic reaction and had to be rushed to hospital where he was put on ventilator to help him breathe, reported Daily Mail...
  • World faces chocolate drought in 2014 28-01-2011 01:27 PM

    London: The world is facing a 'chocolate drought', according to an expert, whose warning is prompted by fears that the globe's sustainable cocoa supplies could be exhausted by 2014. Political unrest in the Ivory Coast, the source of almost half the world's cocoa beans, has depleted the number of cocoa...
  • Facebook helps Goan couple set up choco trade 30-12-2010 10:22 AM

    Panaji: While millions of people are hooked to social networking website for varied purpose, there is a success story brewing in the coastal village of Goa about a couple who have managed to turn their hobby into small scale enterprise, thanks to Facebook. Andrew Felix Vieira, a banking professional and...
  • Gene code cracked for strawberries and chocolate 27-12-2010 12:42 PM

    London: Teams of scientists have cracked the genetic codes of the wild strawberry and a certain type of cacao used to make fine chocolate, work that should help breeders develop better varieties of more mainstream crops. The wild strawberry is closely related to important food crops such as apples, peaches,...
  • What’s the best way to celebrate V-Day? 15-02-2010 02:52 PM

    Take a look at mouth-watering dishes for your loved ones. ...
  • Chocolate, delectable way to beat recession blues 12-04-2009 06:09 PM

    For many, sugar lifts spirits dragged low by the languishing economy. ...
  • Bitter-sweet: No recession effect on chocolates 11-04-2009 06:46 PM

    It's time to test if chocolates are actually recession-proof. ...
  • V-DAY: Make chocolate pate for your beloved 14-02-2009 02:12 AM

    This Valentine's day woo your beloved with chocolate pate. ...
  • Chocolate chip cookies: The diet way! 30-01-2009 07:37 PM

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