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Asia’s biggest cocoa grower has a chocolate problem. This icy treat may be the answer

Cocoa production in the 130-year old industry in Indonesia is set to shrink for the third straight year as farmers switch to other crops and annual per capita consumption of …


Trailer full of chocolate goes up in flames in Iowa

Des Moines television station KCCI reported a semitrailer carrying chocolate from Hershey, Pennsylvania, caught fire Wednesday along Interstate 80 near Dexter in west-central Iowa.


Chocolate gets first addition to color palette in 80 years

Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s largest cocoa processor, has come up with the first new natural color for chocolate since Nestle started making bars of white chocolate more than 80 …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9:58 a.m.

Krispy Kreme to mark eclipse with chocolate glazed doughnuts

The doughnut chain is giving its signature glazed treats a chocolate sheen for the first time ever in honor of the Aug. 21 eclipse, where the moon will pass in …


Hershey expects to cut 15 percent of global workforce

Hershey Co. says it expects to cut its global workforce by about 15 percent, with the layoffs coming mostly from hourly employees outside the United States.


Seasonal Kitchen: No other ingredient evokes the feeling of love quite like chocolate

Bitter, sweet, deep, nuanced and complex, chocolate possesses many faucets.


Front Porch: Dog’s fishy tale has a happy holiday ending

Chocolate and dogs don’t mix.


Vegan chocolate mousse decadently easy

Coconut cream makes for a rich dessert.


Mars recalls candy bars in 55 countries after plastic find

U.S. chocolate maker Mars says it’s recalling candy bars and other items in 55 countries after plastic was found in one of its products.


Century-old Spokandy takes pride in its locally handmade treats

Spokandy’s headquarters smells like chocolate and mint, powerful scents that have permeated Todd Davis’ life since he was a plucky 19-year-old, full of ambition to run his own business. When …


Cronut creator’s cookies a sweet success

Pastry chef Dominique Ansel, inventor of the croissant-meets-doughnut confection he christened the Cronut, is coming out with a cookbook in a few months. To whet the media’s appetite, publisher Simon …


Foreign workers protest Hershey Co.

HERSHEY, Pa. – Foreign students working at a candy warehouse protested conditions and pay Thursday, chanting on Chocolate Avenue under streetlights shaped like Hershey’s Kisses, arguing that they were employed …


Local chocolatiers win sweet awards

Two Spokane chocolatiers walked away from the Seattle Luxury Chocolate Salon with some tasty awards. The fourth-annual salon – sponsored by TasteTV, an independent food television channel – features chocolate …


Culinary cupid

Whether you’ve found your perfect match or you’re still searching, celebrate the day dedicated to love with food pairings made in heaven. For Valentine’s Day we talked to local wine, …


County fair hosting baking contests

It’s not too late for Pend Oreille County bakers to get in on some blue-ribbon action. Head to the fairgrounds next Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to enter …


High-tech careers traded for goodies

If Mike and Christina Levinson were looking for a career that can whip up smiles faster than buttercream frosting, they’ve found it. The Spokane couple gave up careers working for …


Dark chocolate gives brownies health kick

Death by chocolate? Hardly. We’ve all heard of the studies suggesting a few ounces of dark chocolate a week can be good for your health. And while chocolate does contain …


Study: Chocolate could reduce heart risk

The Easter Bunny might lower your chances of having a heart problem. According to a new study, small doses of chocolate every day could decrease your risk of having a …


Making your own truffles is perfect sweet for your sweet

Making a homemade treat for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day takes only a few basic ingredients and a bit of patience. Hand-rolled truffles can be very simple or more inventive. …


Spokandy puts its treats into ice cream

A longtime Spokane chocolatier is making its treats even harder to resist. Spokandy is now stirring its signature candies into Mary Lou’s Homemade Ice Cream, says owner Todd Davis.


Spokandy closes two mall stores

Spokandy Chocolatier, the 96-year-old Spokane candy maker, has closed two of its four retail locations. The Northtown Mall and Valley Mall stores closed Monday. Sales will be handled out of …


Stimulate economy – buy chocolate

This year, giving chocolate for Valentine’s Day is not merely a gesture of love; it may extend the life of your valentine and save our country at the same time. …


Take care in picking a Valentine’s bottle

OK, Valentine’s Day is still a couple of weeks away. Take a deep breath – you still have time to avoid a potentially disastrous wine mistake. Let’s face it, choosing …