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Poundland Toblerone Clone Delayed Over Legal Threat

Poundland had a noble idea that would capture the hearts of the nation; rebuilding the damaged and laughable Brexit Toblerone. Going under the name of Twin Peaks and with a double-top mountain shape and no wide glacial valleys of shame between its edible mountains, the bar was set to launch in early July -- for £1 -- but has been delayed due to a legal threat from Toblerone maker Mondelez. Read More >>

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Our Greatest Geological Discovery Is This Chocolate Boulder With Edible Geodes Inside

If you thought Cadbury Creme Eggs were humanity’s greatest confectionery creation, Alex O’Brien Yeatts, a baking and pastry student at the Culinary Institute of America, has come up with a dessert that looks straight out of a geology textbook—not a cookbook. Read More >>

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Maltesers are the Latest Victim of Exchange Rate Shortchanging

Mars Confectionery, the producer of nice things we buy in public and consume in bouts of intense private shame, is the latest manufacturer to reduce portion sizes in some of its treats. This isn't to save us from ourselves or stop the nation turning obese -- it's so it can charge the same amount of money for giving us less. Read More >>

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Nestlé Is About To Ruin The Kit Kat

Small changes to childhood favourites can make a huge change to how they taste – we all remember #CremeEggGate – so a lot of people are going to be upset by the news that Nestlé's cutting sugar in Kit Kats and other beloved bars by 10%. Read More >>

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Look What They’ve Done to Toblerone in the UK

Mondelez International is facing a mountain of fully deserved criticism after increasing the size of the gap between Toblerone’s famous peaks in order to reduce the weight of the chocolate bars. Read More >>

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Kinder Says Everything is as Cancerous as its Chocolate, so Not to Worry

The Ferrero company, maker of the little Kinder chocolate bars with the lovely potential choking hazards, has a new thing to worry about -- claims that some of its products contains high levels of carcinogenic substances and ought to be pulled from the shelves. Read More >>

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The Problem With the New Chocolate Substitute is the Problem With All Food Substitutes

There’s a new form of chocolate out there that wants to replace confectionary as we know it. The reason it’s not going to is the same reason all substitute foods keep failing to deliver on their promises: accurately replicating food is almost impossible. Read More >>

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German Techno Enthusiasts Now Snort Chocolate to Get High

According to some people who frequent the darker corners of the Berlin club scene in the hope of bumping into Steve Davis showing Ronnie O'Sullivan what it's all about, there's a hot new chemsex-techno drug on the streets -- chocolate. Read More >>

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Don’t Eat That Mars Bar! Massive Chocolate Recall Over Plastic Contamination

Stop! Don't do it! That Mars bar in your lunchbox may be mighty tempting, but it might not be safe; US chocolate giant Mars has ordered a massive, 55 country-wide product recall, after plastic was found in one of its chocolate bars. Read More >>

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Under a Powerful Microscope Chocolate Looks Like a Delicious Alien World

The only thing cooler than a being an astronaut who gets to explore nearby worlds would be one day landing on a planet completely made of delicious chocolate. Read More >>

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Nestlé Will Foot the Bill if You Want to be a Degree-level Sweeties Maker

The UK division of Nestlé has launched a couple of degree-level qualifications in mixing sugar and fat together to make something nice, offering an honours degree in food and sweet making alongside a UK university to capture the next generation of food chemists before they pursue a career making meringues on reality TV. Read More >>

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Meet the Wonka-Worthy Robot Nose That Decides What Chocolate We Eat

It’s not everyday you get invited to the place where Oreos, Milka and Creme Eggs are dreamed up, as part of a trip to witness the unveiling of a huge olfactory robot. In fact, normally you’d have to buy thousands upon thousands of chocolate bars in search of a golden ticket to even get close to that kind of Wonka tech. Read More >>

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KitKat is Having its Name Changed to the “YouTube Break”

Well here's something Nigel Farage would probably have seized upon had it happened before he lost his chance at a seat as an MP: KitKat is to be rebranded. Albeit temporarily. Read More >>