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The Year of the Cocoa Bean

January 2012, Wednesday

Enjoying that frothy mug of Britt Cocoa? You have the Maya to thank for it. The powdered cacao beverage that they craved and invented as long ago as 460 AD had little resemblance ...

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The chocolate you choose can affect your health

December 2011, Monday

The main ingredient in most mass-consumption chocolate bars isn’t cocoa, but sugar, together with saturated vegetable fat and powdered mild. This has...

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Dark Chocolate: the tastiest way to fight hearth attacks

December 2011, Monday

A few squares of dark chocolate a day could reduce the risk of heart attack by almost 50 percent, according to Diane Becker, a researcher with Johns Hopkins University School of M...

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Chocolate: A view from the train

April 2006, Thursday

Plenty of tourists visit Costa Rica’s verdant Caribbean coast every year for the beaches, the national parks, the Jamaican influence on local culture and the unique “mom-and-pop” ...

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The Year of the Cacao Bean

December 2005, Saturday

That’s right, cocoa. True, we’ve made a name for ourselves off the coffee bean. But you really love our chocolates, too. And we’re about to give you more of them.

In fact,...

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