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Cocoa shown to reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness in first real-life study
2nd Aug 2022 | Posted by Professor Christian Heiss

Cocoa shown to reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness in first real-life study

Cocoa flavanols have previously been found to lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness as much as some blood pressure medication. However, how effective flavanols are in everyday life in reducing blood pressure has remained unknown, as previous studies in this area have been performed in tightly controlled experimental settings.Surrey’s new research reduces concerns that cocoa as a treatment for raised blood pressure could pose health risks by decreasing blood pressure when it …
Why Do We Crave Sweets When We’re Stressed?
28th Jul 2022 | Posted by Achim Peters in The Scientific American

Why Do We Crave Sweets When We’re Stressed?

Although our brain accounts for just 2 percent of our body weight, the organ consumes half of our daily carbohydrate requirements—and glucose is its most important fuel. Under acute stress the brain requires some 12 percent more energy, leading many to reach for sugary snacks. Carbohydrates provide the body with the quickest source of energy. In fact, in cognitive tests subjects who were stressed performed poorly prior to eating. Their per …
PACKAGING REVIEW BY FIREFLY
14th Jul 2022 | Posted by https://firefly-uk.com/journal/chocolate-packaging-unwrapped

PACKAGING REVIEW BY FIREFLY

In today’s competitive landscape, chocolate packaging has become a canvas, an opportunity for brands to distil their unique personality and tell consumers exactly why they should pick them.Playing with pattern, The Chocolatier have positioned themselves at the premium end of the market with their opulent packaging. The brand have fused cut-out geometric shapes with detailed, hand-drawn illustrations to create a collage effect, whilst the subtle use of gold foiling and art deco lo …
RECIPE: Californian Almond, Candied Orange & Coconut Mendiant
1st Apr 2021 | Posted by The Chocolatier | Credit Leo Gong Photography

RECIPE: Californian Almond, Candied Orange & Coconut Mendiant

Developed by Aneesh Popat (The Chocolatier) on behalf of the Almond Board of California.www.almonds.com Ingredients Serves: 20 dark chocolate discs and 20 milk chocolate discs 200g Milk Chocolate200g Dark Chocolate40 Almonds40 Coconut Flakes40 strips, Orange peel (3-4cm) Preparation The day before you make the men …