Update on the whole Cadbury Egg situation: No British chocolate will be imported into the United States anymore, after Hershey’s made a deal with the group Let’s Buy British Imports to cease the import of any British candies that have packaging that looks like Hershey’s packaging. Considering how many Hershey’s candies exist, that pretty much means that there will be no more British candies in America, period. Oh, and that Cadbury thing? Forget what anyone told you in the immediate aftermath of the news about it not affecting the United States. Hershey’s has a license to manufacture Cadbury Eggs with the licensed Cadbury name, but a new and inferior chocolate recipe. Keep reading »
STOP THE PRESSES. CADBURY IS CHANGING ITS CADBURY CREME EGG RECIPE.
A spokeswoman for Mondelez International, the company that makes the eggs, told the Mirror that they were switching from Cadbury’s dairy milk chocolate recipe to a “standard cocoa mix chocolate,” whatever the shit that means. And yes, I’m cussing-mad over this. I am serious as a Cadbury Creme Egg-induced heart attack. I’m not the only one. Keep reading »
Today I learned that there are dresses made of chocolate. Then I proceeded to pout because I’ve made it so many years in this life without knowing I could wear an edible skirt. Last week was Chocolate Week in the UK, and Caroline McCall was enlisted to put together this gem (a full-length view is posted after the jump). McCall, wardrobe designer at “Downton Abbey,” spent three months and 132 pounds of chocolate molding the dress. It was unveiled at the London Chocolate Show. No word on whether it was immediately eaten afterward or how on earth the model managed to move in that thing. [That’s Nerdalicious] [Foodiggity] [Images via Splash News] Keep reading »
Give me chocolate and alcohol, and we’ve just become new best friends. Put the chocolate IN the alcohol, and I will marry you. Help me to celebrate National Chocolate Day on October 28 by saying “cheers” with some yummy mocha and coco cocktails. Sweet and rich enough to be desserts, we’ve included 13 different recipes for both hot and cold drinks so you can sip on whatever it is that tickles your fancy. Cheers!
“Fifty Shades of Grey” is an international phenomenon. Author E.L. James created a perfect guilty secret in the form of the titular Christian Grey and his sex-mate Anastasia Steele. Hollywood scooped up the book trilogy and created a neo-erotic “9½ Weeks” starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian and Anastasia. Frenetic fans will have to wait until mid-2015 for the film’s official cinematic release, but at least they’ll have some chocolate to tide them over. Read more on Celeb Dirty Laundry…
Hershey announced last week that its prices would increase due to a rise in the cost of chocolate ingredients. Very soon, those amazing Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme bars (or am I the only one who likes those?) will now cost eight percent more, and so will every other treat the company makes. Other candy companies will probably follow suit. The price increase is effective immediately, and it’s time to stock up on chocolate in case the price goes up even higher in the future.
By sales, Hershey is the top candy maker in the US, and it also sells 40 percent of dark chocolate in the country, so we’re pretty much at its mercy to cut us a deal on our chocolate fix. The rise in the price of ingredients can be attributed to a growing chocolate market in Asia, and chocolate consumption is still rising in the US, which makes the demand that much greater. Researchers have predicted that there could be a one million-ton international cocoa bean deficit by 2020. Halloween is going to be a struggle this year. [Quartz]