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Chocolate Genome Sequenced – The Possibilities


Mars, Inc. together with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and IBM released their preliminary findings for the DNA of cacao tree, Theobroma cacao.  Results of research are being made public on Cacao Genome Database to keep patents … Continue reading

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Cocoa Flavanol Agreement Signed


Our beloved cocoa bean naturally has compounds called flavanols. These are also found in other foods and beverages, such as cranberries, apples, peanuts, onions, tea and red wine.  Flavanols have been linked to health benefits such as reducing blood pressure and increased … Continue reading

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Free Chocolate Friday – July `09


Congratulations to Richelle, this month’s winner of Free Chocolate Friday! Most of us have heard about Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act.  They are giving free bars of their chocolate each Friday.  Funny thing is they were just following our lead.  You … Continue reading

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Invasion from Mars


  We’re not alone.   We’ve been invaded by Mars!   Drexelius Chocolates has Free Chocolate Friday.  Previous winners have enjoyed delicious premium chocolate from award-winning chocolate makers like Amano Chocolate.   Now Mars has followed our lead and launched … Continue reading

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Mars closing Ethel M. Chocolate Stores


Ethel M. Chocolate lounges are closing its doors this month throughout Illinois.  This upscale brand of chocolate chain owned by Mars, Inc. will only be available on its website and in Las Vegas. The gourmet candy line ranges between $8 and $45.  The … Continue reading

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