Chocolates

  • Cambridge University scouting for first 'doctor of chocolate' August 17, 2014

    London: Cambridge University is offering a chance to scientists and chocolate fans to indulge their sweet tooth by becoming a 'doctor of chocolate' at the prestigious institution. The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology of Cambridge University is seeking a researcher for a PhD on chocolate. "An industrial, fully-funded 3.5-year PhD...
  • Kerala: Temple where devotees offer chocolate bars to Lord Muruga March 11, 2014

    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 are...
  • Indians may get high end Swiss chocolates at cheaper rates March 2, 2014

    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 from...
  • Chocolate may help ward off diabetes risk January 20, 2014

    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 November 2, 2013

    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 running around...
  • Radico Khaitan: A major success in the Indian spirits industry July 26, 2013

    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...
  • Is that Audrey Hepburn advertising for a chocolate brand? February 28, 2013

    Los Angeles: Late actress Audrey Hepburn has been unveiled as the new face of Galaxy, a chocolate company, and she even features in a special ad for it. The cinematic icon passed away in 1993. Computer-generated imagery technology has been used to allow her to star in a new British...
  • Cadbury to launch temperature-tolerant chocolates November 25, 2012

    London: New 'temperature-tolerant chocolates' that don't melt even at 40 degree Celsius have been developed by confectionery giant Cadbury, which will soon be available in hot-weather countries like India. Scientists at Cadbury's research and development plant in Bourneville, in the UK said the new chocolate bars stay completely solid even...
  • Samvrutha Sunil marries Akhil November 2, 2012

    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 career in...
  • Google marks its 14th birthday with an animated doodle September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The brainy Google that answers almost all our queries has turned 14 years old today. To mark the 14th birthday of Google, the company has baked a chocolate cake doodle with "Google" inscribed on it. The company has posted the animated chocolate cake doodle on the homepage, which will...
  • Chocolates create same high as opium: study September 21, 2012

    London: Are you a chocoholic? Then you may be suffering from a craving similar to drug addiction. Chocolate has an effect on the brain similar to opium, according to a study by the University of Michigan that found amazing comparisons between obese people and drug addicts. A natural brain chemical called enkephalin...
  • Vivek Agnihotri's next film is titled 'Freedom' September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri is all set to start his new film. The director, who has done films such as ‘Chocolate’, ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal’, and ‘Hate Story’ in the past, is once again going to launch a new face in his film. He says, “It's called 'Freedom' yup...
  • Barfi!: Welcome back, Pritam Chakraborty August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: It seems music director Pritam Chakraborty has taken the plagiarism charges seriously. Now, he wants to reclaim his position as a talented and original composer. Listen to ‘Barfi’ songs if you don’t believe it. A new song of ‘Barfi’ called ‘Kyon’ has got good response after the lyricist of...
  • Watch: the secret recipe of a healthy chocolate mousse June 8, 2012

    Chef Sayed Alam of The Leela palace tells us how to prepare a chocolate mousse that is healthy. ...
  • Kids get erotic chocolates at Australian school May 15, 2012

    London: Parents at a children's party in an Australian school were left stunned to discover the treats on offer were shaped like bums and breasts. The X-rated chocolates -- which also came in the form of men's privates and a couple having sex -- were handed out to youngsters at a...
  • Chocolate lovers tend to weigh less: study March 27, 2012

    People who ate chocolate a few times a week or more weighed less than those who rarely indulged, according to a US study involving a thousand people. Researchers said the findings, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, don't prove that adding a candy bar to your daily diet will...
  • Onions may be the key to happiness September 16, 2011

    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 everyday staples...
  • Chocolate is 'as good as exercise' September 15, 2011

    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 on the...
  • Is chocolate good for your heart? It depends August 29, 2011

    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 such a...
  • Naomi Campbell to sue Cadbury over 'racist' ad June 2, 2011

    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 of racism...
  • Valentine chocolates - the new blood diamonds? February 10, 2011

    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. One online...
  • Cadbury's: an epic chocolate saga of success February 9, 2011

    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, strict...
  • Chocolate healthier than fruit? February 7, 2011

    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 that it...
  • Chocolate gift causes heart attacks to school boy January 29, 2011

    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 on...
  • World faces chocolate drought in 2014 January 28, 2011

    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 farmers...
  • Facebook helps Goan couple set up choco trade December 30, 2010

    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 his...
  • Gene code cracked for strawberries and chocolate December 27, 2010

    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, pears...
  • Depressed? You must like chocolate: study April 27, 2010

    Chicago: People who are depressed eat more chocolate than people who are not, US researchers said on Monday, in a study that puts numbers behind the link between mood and chocolate. They said people who were depressed ate an average of 8.4 servings of chocolate per month, compared with 5.4 servings...
  • What’s the best way to celebrate V-Day? February 15, 2010

    The first filling is browned onions with brown sugar for caramelizing. Take a dash of balsamic and also some red wine for added flavour and reduction. For the olive chocolate, you need to make a caramel of sugar and then add the chopped olive to it. The aim is to...
  • Care for a bite out of the Great Wall of China? January 15, 2010

    Beijing: The Great Wall never looked so tasty: a team of Chinese confectioners have built a 10 metre (33 ft) long replica of the structure entirely out of chocolate in a bid to entice Chinese to eat more of the sweet stuff. The chocolate wall is made from solid dark chocolate...