science
Chocolate Has a New Origin Story

New archaeological evidence suggests humans were cultivating and consuming cacao – the crop from which chocolate is produced – as long as 5,300 years ago, which is 1,500 years earlier than previously thought. What’s more, cacao was initially domesticated in the equatorial regions of South America, and not Central America. Read More >>

food
There’s a Sushi You Can Have for Pudding Now

Today's weird foodstuff news is brought to you in association with Yo! Sushi, which has decided that what it really needs to appeal to people beyond its usual customer demographic is things that won't be immediately dismissed as containing raw fish. Like, for example, a chocolate type of sushi, that has definitely not got any fish in it whatsoever, and isn't even produced in a factory that also processes fish. It is only chocolate. That'll get them in from the pubs and Burger Kings. Read More >>

food
Poundland’s Homegrown Toblerone Replacement, Twin Peaks, is Coming Back Next Friday

Last year Poundland finally launched Twin Peaks, a chocolate bar designed to be a cheaper alternative to the Toblerone. It's a bar that has a contentious history, because Toblerone-makers Mondelez sued Poundland claiming the chocolate was a breach of copyright. Mondelez seemingly won that argument, and Poundland agreed it would redesign the chocolate so that it was more like the Wrekin and Ercall hills that supposedly inspired it - and a little bit less like Toberlone's triangles. Read More >>

food
You May Now Buy an Entire Quality Street Tin Full of Only Coconut Eclairs

OK, look, the reason this is on a so-called tech site is because we seem to be able to write about anything that's vaguely interesting now, and good god, the idea of a Quality Street tin full of only one type of sweet is the most exciting and interesting innovation in home chocolate consumption since the invention of Vice Versas. Read More >>

food
Cadbury is Giving the Public the Chance to Develop a New Kind of Dairy Milk

I don't know how many different versions of Dairy Milk there are out there. Lots. At least two of them are made with Oreos and another two have nuts in, plus all those other amalgamations that include different Cadbury chocolate bars. Well now the chocolatiers must be out of ideas, because they're asking members of the general public to try and design their own. Read More >>

wtf
Oops! A Tippy Truck Spilled Tonnes of Sticky Chocolate All Over the Road

When trucks full of stuff flip, they sometimes spill their contents on the ground. Sometimes it’s money. Sometimes it’s a tonne of Skittles. This time it’s warm, brown goo. Read More >>

food
White £2k Creme Egg Remains Lost in Distribution Chain

Sorry to go mentioning easter in early May when you're trying to forget chocolate exists in order to fit in your video game t-shirts again, but it's to do with that white Creme Egg promotion. Cadbury says no one ever came forward to claim the £2k prize, so all of those ruined eggs that had their skins peeled back were rifled through in vain. Read More >>

food
High-End Pink Kit Kat Stinking Up Shelves From April 16

There's a new kind of Kit Kat on the way, and as if that wasn't exciting enough wait until you see what colour it is. We can't even wait until the second paragraph to tell you, it's that exciting -- it's pink. That almost certainly means it's healthy enough to be lunch. Read More >>

food
Which Chocolate Is The Most Unhealthy?

Shops are bastards. There you are, with your basket of moderately healthy food heading for the checkouts. And right before it is rack after rack of chocolate bars and snacks. Forget worrying about Facebook knowing all about us: Tesco has known our weaknesses all along. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon Sent Us A Chocolate Echo For Some Reason

One of the weirder things about being a technology journalist is that occasionally, PR people will send you stuff unsolicited, in a bid for some free coverage of their brand. 99% of the time, this never works. But, annoyingly, Amazon has managed to break through my cynicism with chocolate. Read More >>

food
Cadbury Freddo Price Axed to 25p Each as Britain is SAVED

Yes, people power and perhaps even the (garden) gloved hand of Jeremy Corbyn has secured a victory for the common man and his equally common and obese child! The price of the Cadbury Freddo is about to be relaxed from its incendiary high of 30p each, with some frogs -- of the same size and recipe -- about to hit the shops with a printed-on, non-negotiable RRP of just 25p. Read More >>

food
How to Turn All Your Leftover Easter Eggs Into a Functional Chocolate Knife

Is “leftover Easter eggs” an oxymoron? Does such a thing even exist? If, for some bizarre reason, you get tired of consuming chocolate eggs this April, don’t throw all that candy away. As YouTube user Knifemaker demonstrates, you could actually turn all those sugary treats into a functional kitchen knife. Read More >>

food
Shops Gutted in Hunt for £2,000 Albino Creme Egg

We hate to say we told you so, but, on January 3 in a post titled 'There Are White Creme Eggs in Them There Supermarkets' we correctly hypothesised that the hiding of random white eggs within the foil Creme Egg packaging would lead to mass peeling away of foil and spoiling of normal eggs in the hunt for prize-winning white eggs. And it has. It's in the news. Read More >>

food
There Are White Creme Eggs in Them There Supermarkets

Cadbury has done a great thing or a silly thing depending on your opinion of the sociopolitical importance of the Creme Egg recipe, with a white-shelled version of the classic January-through-April treat now on sale. Read More >>

food
Cadbury’s Pulled Fudge From its Selection Boxes, and People are Outraged

Change happens but people will always resist it, being the dumb panicking apes that we are. Sometimes that resistance will be an obvious pre-planned stunt, like how Walkers claimed it might get rid of a classic flavour "forever". Sometimes it's just something that had to be done. Whatever the reason, though, Cadbury has pulled the Fudge bar from its selection boxes, and people are fuming. Read More >>