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Salmonella halts production at world’s biggest chocolate factory

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Production has been halted in the world’s biggest chocolate plant, run by the Swiss group Barry Callebaut in Wieze, Belgium, after salmonella contaminations were found. A company spokesman said production had been pro...

Thomasina Miers’ recipe for white chocolate pistachio cake with lemon mascarpone icing

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In cakes, I am relaxed about sugar and fat, as long as I don’t eat them every day. Even so, there are good cakes and there are bad ones. In my unscientific view, cakes made with ground nuts are always good – not only ...

Crack on! John Whaite rates the best and worst chocolate Easter eggs

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Strazzanti Mini Sicilian pistachio-filled Easter egg chocolate truffles325g, £18, strazzanti.coGlorious, glorious. A true pistachio flavour. The chocolate is very delicate and it complements the filling. For all pista...

When the biscuit tin is empty, try these chocolate bars

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We have developed a small ritual in our house, which consists of the fire being lit at 4pm, so it has been roaring for a good 30 minutes before my bambine get home from school. And then we drink tea, talk about our da...

Ravneet Gill’s recipe for baked chocolate, hazelnut and ricotta pudding

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This is a really quick dessert to knock up. Roast hazelnuts marry well with good chocolate and ricotta, and the ricotta in this pudding means that, while it bakes quickly in the skillet, it also remains incredibly mor...

Festive shrinkflation: tricks chocolate makers use to make us pay more

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Getting value for money might not be your prime goal when buying Christmas presents but if you are planning to snap up chocolates or sweets for the ones you love, it pays to check what you are going to get for your ca...

Ravneet Gill’s recipe for triple chocolate tart

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This tart is decadent and a bit over the top, but it’s also everything you want when planning a celebration-style dessert. The various components can be made quickly and kept aside to be assembled as one, so, if you n...

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 50: a clunky film that Roald Dahl rightfully hated

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When confirmation landed last month that Warner Bros’ planned prequel to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was officially a go – with Paddington’s Paul King directing and Timothée Chalamet to star as the younger i...

BLM protester who threw chocolate bar at police officer after Sydney rally spared conviction

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A Black Lives Matter protester who threw a chocolate bar and plastic water bottle at police officers following a Sydney rally has not been given a conviction. Geleto Kabeta Daledu Eggu pleaded guilty to two charges of...

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for crispy chocolate and date slices

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Granny Jean was my husband’s grandmother, and I hear she was a force. She had a winsome smile and an extraordinary energy for bric-a-brac sales, tennis and gardening. The only time you’d see her sitting still was at 4...

The secret to being Tom Cruise? Three days of chocolate cake

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Tom Cruise is arguably the most intimidating movie star in existence. He’s less a human being and more a physical manifestation of human willpower. He does his own stunts. He flies his own planes. Back when everyone w...

Celebrate Easter with three of the best books about chocolate

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Happy Easter! Obviously today is about Jesus and stuff (I can say this ’cos I’m a Catholic), but for some of you, it will largely be about chocolate. There’s little point for me, today, to be talking about more chocol...

Who hasn’t eaten chocolate spread straight out of the jar, and mistaken it for love?

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It’s your final chance to see me in this shoddy state: there are going to be some changes. A sleeker, brighter, better, post-pandemic me is coming out of lockdown. Yes, “data not dates”, our prime minister did warn us...

Prawn taquitos, chocolate roulade: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for rolled food

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Food that comes in a roll will always mean one of two things. One, that it can be eaten by hand, which makes it feel relaxed and informal – wraps, sausage rolls, sushi, burritos, spring rolls and so on. And second tha...

Nigel Slater’s recipes for chicken pasta and steamed chocolate pudding

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It has been a week of comfort eating – the result, no doubt, of a combination of things: lockdown, a hungry gap and damp winter weather. There were no grilled vegetables this week; no bowls of miso soup. Just deep di...