Tag: Chocolate - Page 6

  • Green Stats: 323 Million

    February 19, 4:48 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    414 million -- the amount, in dollars, that US consumers spent last week on candy for

  • TH Blog Love - Our Favourite Greens Of The Week

    February 14, 12:15 PM by Leonora Oppenheim in Culture

    Freshtopia: Valentine's Day pt II by Tanja Andrews + Oscar Grimm "This Valentines day, we've gone buck-rogers with a racy show about aphrodisiacs! For the occasion we've concocted a pulse-pounding chocolate sauce chock-full of sensuous spices like

  • Quiz: How Much Of Our Chocolate Is Tainted By Slavery?

    February 14, 10:09 AM by Lloyd Alter in Green Food

    A billion dollars of chocolate is sold for Valentines Day, much of that by Hershey's and Mars. They buy it through dealers like Archer Daniels Midland and Cargills, who buy it from equatorial cocoa growing countries. A big chunk of it comes from the

  • Tony's Chocolonely Chocolate wins Conscience Award

    February 3, 8:43 AM by Christine Lepisto in Green Food

    Valentine's day looms. Chocolate is on your mind. So we are pleased that the prestigious "International Brands with a Conscience Award 2008" reminds us to remind you of the incredible story behind Tony's Chocolonely chocolates. You may remember that

  • Open Architecture Challenge Video

    February 2, 5:40 AM by Leonora Oppenheim in Sustainable Product Design

    With just one month to go before the deadline for the Open Architecture Challenge arrives we hope all the designers and architects taking part around the world are readying their proposals for submission. While all you guys have been designing and

  • TH Citizen Profile: Lauren Grochmal

    December 7, 1:57 PM by Collin Dunn in Culture

    A big green wave and hello to graduate student Lauren Grochmal, the fifth and final subject of this week's Citizen Profile series that featured some folks who visited the TreeHugger booth at this year's Green Fest DC. Each won the opportunity to spend

  • The BioTruck. Would Willy Wonka be Jealous?

    November 28, 5:44 AM by Warren McLaren in Renewable Energy

    Okay, so we thought the chocolate-powered hydrogen fuel cell was sweet, so what should we think of a truck trundling through the Sahara desert fuelled by biodiesel made from chocolate waste?

  • Survey: Halloween Habits

    October 25, 7:33 AM by Lloyd Alter in Culture

    It is that time of year when the neighbourhood kids are particularly monstrous and greedy, hands, claws and buckets held out for treats or watch out. Pandering to this extortion racket are the big candy manufacturers, filling their shelves with crap.

  • Divine Chocolate: The Big Winner

    October 21, 6:07 AM by Bonnie Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    It's yummy, it's fair-trade and it's a big winner. Not only with the choco-holics, but also of the Enterprising Solutions Award. This prize is given to the most innovative social enterprises in the UK and this fair-trade chocolate company co-owned by

  • Divine Chocolate's Hungry to Change the World Recipe Contest

    October 4, 11:06 AM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Green Food

    Divine Chocolate is celebrating Fair Trade Month with a contest to find the tastiest fair-trade chocolate recipe in America. The catch? At least one ingredient has to be Divine Chocolate, but you smartypants probably figured that out already. You also

  • Get Hopping, It's The Easter Bilby

    March 22, 8:38 AM by Warren McLaren in Green Food

    The Easter shopping frenzy seemed to start the very day after the Christmas sales concluded. Supermarket aisles were suddenly packed to the ceiling in oddly shaped compound chocolate, all wearing garish coats of aluminium foil. Eeek. But, say you

  • ChocoSol: the Ultimate Green Chocolate

    February 9, 11:07 AM by Lloyd Alter in Green Food

    Five years ago Michael Sacco and Graham Corbett showed up in Oaxaca, Mexico with an idea for a solar coffee roaster that would be "useful and profitable". They built solar concentrator based on the designs of Canadian inventor Fraser Symington and

  • Sustainable Harvest International

    February 9, 9:13 AM by Warren McLaren in Green Food

    Couldn't come up with a more succinct way of expressing this, so here it is direct from their website: "Central America has lost more than half of its rainforests in the last 50 years, contributing to mass extinctions and global warming. Rainforest

  • My Heart is Melting

    February 8, 8:02 PM by Simran Sethi in Green Food


  • Be My Anti-Valentine

    February 2, 3:49 PM by Lloyd Alter in Culture

    The advertisers have cranked up their engines, the planes are full of flowers from Africa and South America (what is the carbon footprint of this holiday?) , the Ivory Coast Blood Chocolate is being shipped out in anticipation of Valentines day. Think

  • Foodeaze - New Regional and Seasonal Food Market to Open in UK

    February 2, 11:30 AM by Leonora Oppenheim in Green Food

    This coming Tuesday the people of Exeter in South West England will be treated to a new fresh food indoor market. Foodeaze, however, is not just a market, it is also a café, an educational centre and a food academy. Foodeaze is taking sustainable food

  • The Bitter Truth About Chocolate

    February 1, 12:25 PM by Team Treehugger in Green Food

    [This is a guest post by Tex Dworkin of the Global Exchange Fair Trade Online Store -Ed.] This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Hershey's kiss, and yet a celebration is hardly in order. Why? Because with each bite, we are reminded that most

  • Book Review: Bitter Chocolate

    January 24, 5:08 AM by Lloyd Alter in Culture

    We all think that fair trade, organic chocolate is better than the ordinary stuff but until you read this book, you have no idea how much blood and horror is mixed into the regular chocolate bar on the shelf. Carol Off, a Canadian journalist who has


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