Posts tagged "chocolates"

A Good Designer Can Make A Dress Out Of Anything

For those of you who simply throw away your candy wrappers, then for shame. You’re simply not being creative enough. One recycling happy designer found inspiration in an unlikely source--the wrappers from peanut M&Ms. Couture designer Christina Liedtk was commissioned by TerraCycle to create a gown for their pop-up shop in celebration of the 40th…

By: Bianca Posterli / April 23, 2010

Hey, Members Of The NRA Need Valentines, Too!

At last, a romantic gift for those special people in your life who love their Second Amendment right to bear arms. Don't forget to accessorize your Belgian milk chocolate handgun with chocolate bullets in a mini ammo can! Or ditch that Charlton Heston stuff altogether and surprise your boo with this super klassy chocolate grenade.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 11, 2010

Cocoa Beans In Candle Form

Nothing can replace real chocolate, but here's a substitute that just may come close. Godiva wants to make your house smell just as good as their desserts and recently launched their Home Fragrance Collection. With six different variations, including Black Almond Truffle, Raspberry Ganache, White Chocolate Magnolia, Milk Chocolate Truffle, Chocolate Strawberry Rose, and Peppermint…

By: Bianca Posterli / February 4, 2010

Chocolate Penis Inserts Itself Into Murder Trial

While nothing about a murder case is funny, the idea of the Supreme Court discussing a chocolate penis and a pair of tits does kind of make me chuckle. So why would they be discussing such things? The court just heard an appeal for Georgia death row inmate Marcus Wellons, who was sentenced in 1993…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 20, 2010

Ketchup Chocolate May Be The Next Big Thing In Fast Food

OK, so it's not exactly ketchup-flavored chocolate, but a chef has discovered a way to make ketchup that easily coats foods in a similar way as chocolate. For some reason, Dave Arnold had the goal of developing a ketchup-substance that had the consistency, texture, and spreadability of chocolate and he's found success. He says the…

By: Annika Harris / January 12, 2010

Can My Vanilla Make Out With Your Chocolate?

Our buddy Copyranter points us to this freakishly erotic ad for Italy's Zaini milk chocolate. Why, it's almost ... pornographic. If you're into food porn, that is. Vanilla is really tonguing the hell out of chocolate, no? I don't know if this makes me want to eat a chocolate bar. Oddly, I think it does.

By: Susannah Breslin / December 14, 2009

Do You Eat Chocolate In Designer Clothes?

Barbie has her Christian Louboutin shoes, and now the Cadbury Carmel Bunny is getting designer duds too. (Because candy mascots obviously need their own designer pieces.) "It" designer Giles Deacon dressed the sassy-looking bunny in a strapless dress with chocolate polka dots, complete with a matching scarf in the form of a bow, all for…

By: Bianca Posterli / October 27, 2009

The Tale of Cadbury And The Most Expensive Golden Chocolate Bar

And lo, when Wispa Gold, son of Cadbury, known for his chocolatey goodness, went out of production, the people, angered and saddened, gathered themselves upon Mt. Facebook. "Let not this day be the last of Wispa!" cried the Facebookite clan who called themselves Bring Back Cadbury's Wispa Gold. "Bring him back to us for we…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 4, 2009

Artist Manages To Make Chocolate Unappetizing

Artist Stephen J Shanabrook's work may be the best diet out there. He molds yummy things like chocolate and cotton candy into such unappetizing sculptures we shudder when we think about putting these "treats" in our mouths. Shanabrook sculpts chocolate into body parts, like ugly ears and fat fingers. He also makes chocolate scars and…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 2, 2009

Miracle Chocolate, Coming To Grocery Store Shelves In T-Minus Two Years

Potentially the greatest accident to ever happen in the food making industry: low-calorie, melt-resistant chocolate. Yes, you read that correctly: low calories AND melt free CHOCOLATE!!!! Some top-secret laboratory in Switzerland run by Barry Callebaut mistakenly produced the airy, rich, heat-stable and 90%-less-calorie-ridden chocolate and decided to run with it. The scientists’ claim it doesn’t…

By: Justine Fields / July 19, 2009

Get A Whiff Of Le Whif Chocolate

Some women like their chocolate milky. Some like it dark. Some like it nutty. And now some women will like their chocolate inhaled. At least that's what the makers of Le Whif inhaled chocolate hope. Instead of eating the chocolate, you inhale it. "Over the centuries we've been eating smaller and smaller quantities at shorter…

By: Annika Harris / April 10, 2009

Crave: Godiva Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch (Win It!)

We love how pretty these little chocolates look in a candy dish. Oh, come on, you must have a candy dish—they're so grandma-chic. Unfortunately, ours is constantly empty because we can't stop eating these Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch bites by Godiva. They're a bit spicy from the crushed peppermint topping, but the white chocolate…

By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / December 26, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Hugh Jackman Half-Naked, First Ladies, And Professional Chocolate Tasting

If you're at all interested in seeing Hugh Jackman's bare chest, you should go see "Australia" this weekend. [NY Mag] First lady Laura Bush is planning to write a memoir and is shopping the idea around to various publishers. According to AP, books from recent first ladies have a more dependable commercial appeal than those…

By: Catherine Strawn / November 26, 2008

The Frisky’s 8 Things That Should Be Sexy, But Aren’t

Ironically, many of the items marketed for sexy times are actually huge turnoffs. Like a skirt-chasing guy who reeks of desperation, they’re gross, they're unnecessary, and they make things uncomfortable. These eight products can be used to show of your goods, but we don't recommend it: Chocolate Cooch Hugh Hefner’s #1 girlfriend recently gave him…

By: Simcha / October 7, 2008

This Piece Of Chocolate Looks Awfully Familiar

Sometimes the web makes me laugh so hard. A chocolate company is selling creamy, delicious candies in the shape of anuses. But they're Belgian! That means they're tasty. [The Incredible Edible Anus]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 14, 2008

Pregnant? Eat Chocolate

Did you know chocolate's good for you? No? You haven't heard that in a gazillion studies? Well, it turns out chocolate, especially the dark stuff (never anything good happening for us milk chocolate lovers), helps ward off a serious pregnancy complication known as preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is when blood pressure spikes while excess protein is released…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 28, 2008

Chocolate Everyday Keeps the Doctor Away

While we might joke that chocolate is a lifesaver, but it actually is! A new study from Yale University found that pregnant women who eat chocolate every day dramatically reduce the risk of preeclampsia, a disorder that raises a pregnant woman's blood pressure, causes premature births, and can result in death. But there’s also hope…

By: Simcha / April 23, 2008

YouTube Love: Chocolate Bunny Procreation

So this is what all the extra chocolate bunnies do after Easter. [YouTube: Milk Chocolate, A Love Story]…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 28, 2008

Maybe Cheese Would Be Better

Wine and chocolate are supposed to be an über-sexy combination that makes people swoon and want to take their clothes off. Or something. But in fact, most wine and chocolate doesn't go together very well at all, according to Roy Williams, a professor emeritus in Old Dominion University's chemistry department. Most white wines don't pair…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 12, 2008

Coffee, Tea, And Chocolate Baths

Scientists and anti-aging specialists are really into researching the health benefits of drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine, and there seem to be positive advantages, such as discouraging the development of colon cancer and the like. But those benefits come from consuming the beverages in moderation -- so, what does bathing in them do?

By: Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2008
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