was comprised of a giant cylindrical chocolate block that was carefully organized in 10 stacked layers, with flavored shapes used to create different geometric patterns. As a crank-turned blade similar to a cheese slicer grazed shavings off the top, the hidden layers were slowly revealed.
posted by frimble
on Jul 26, 2014 -
Columbia students stuff Nutella in their pants to the tune of $1,000s a week.
(SLNYT) Last month one of Columbia’s undergraduate dining halls began serving Nutella every day, not just in crepes on weekends. The problem was that the Columbia students went through jars and jars of Nutella — at least 100 pounds a day. Apparently they were not just eating it in the dining hall. They were spiriting it away in soup containers and other receptacles, to be eaten later.
posted by grobstein
on Mar 7, 2013 -
India mourns Dr Verghese Kurien who passed away today
at age 90. If you have eaten butter in India, or been able to add a spot of milk to your tea, then you've experienced the impact
of Operation Flood — the largest dairy development program
in the world. Operation Flood helped India become the world's largest milk producer by 2010–11, with close to 17 percent of the global production. Gujarat-based co-operative, the "Anand Milk Union Limited", often called Amul, was the engine behind the success
of the programme. While much more can be said
about Dr Kurien's work with dairy farmers, cooperatives, milk production as well as his awards and honours
, his best known
legacy is perhaps the creation of
the Amul brand. The little girl who knew
just how to poke India's funny bone has her very own Previously
posted by infini
on Sep 8, 2012 -
[vimeo 8:48] — They began their voyage in their apartment, using a homemade machine to process cacao beans. Over time they cultivated their creation, sourcing beans from family farms in Madagascar, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. Each bar is handmade with incredible reverence for the process and history of chocolate. They are bound in ornamental papers and golden foil like a collection of rare books. Each bar offers its own story of flavors, and no two are exactly alike. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Nov 25, 2010 -
Earlier this week news bubbled up that a hedge fund manager with a Bond-villain nickname had made a Bond-villain move: "Choc Finger" bought a whopping 241,000 tons of cocoa beans -- 7% of the world's cocoa supply and enough to make 5 billion chocolate bars -- driving prices to 33-year highs
. [more inside]
posted by chavenet
on Jul 22, 2010 -
According to legend, Einstein was eating chocolate when he came upon the theory of relativity. These sites are all about chocolate and candy in general. Chocolate Obsession.
Hyperbole? Maybe. Just a little. Ok, a lot. Chocolate does have a lot to offer, though. It is a one of a kind food characterized by a truly unique and intense flavor. The idea of Jim's Chocolate Mission
came after a discussion with friends about the greatest chocolate bar. Was is the Wispa? Galaxy? Clark? The Chocolate Review
is most likely to review English chocolate because that's where they're from, but they also do imports. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Feb 8, 2009 -
What happens when a former NASA software engineer and a co-founder of Wired magazine decide to start up a chocolate company
? TCHO Ventures is trying to make single-bean varietal chocolate varieties that best express the component flavors of chocolate
, which they've identified as "chocolate
", "floral", "earthy", and "citrus". To test this concept, they've been "beta-testing" their chocolate in plain brown wrappers, and collecting feedback
. The result is good chocolate, with just a hint of viral marketing.
posted by kaszeta
on Oct 2, 2008 -
is a festival that probably pre-dates Rome, and which later became known as St. Valentine's day. It had everything; sacrifice, cake, nudity, spanking and a love lottery. What do we get? A card. If we are lucky. But, who was Valentine
? Did Chaucer
make the whole thing up? [more inside]
posted by asok
on Feb 14, 2008 -
It's an advert for chocolate
. It's a man in a gorilla suit
drumming to a track
by Philip Collins Ltd
. It's been very popular
. It's won awards
. It's been spoofed
. And it's been mashed-up... some bad (Metalica (sic)
, Guns and Roses
), some good (Bonnie Tyler
, A Skillz
, Bon Jovi
, Deep Purple
) and some utterly sublime ('Enders
). But great adverts
don't always equal great sales
. Bonus: Monkey Drummer
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Dec 23, 2007 -
From Bach to Tupac, you can always expect the unexpected from Tay Zonday.
Mr. Zonday has experienced some fame as of late, thanks to shock jocks Opie & Anthony.
Tay is quite the original artist and is, shockingly, unsigned. So, if you know any A&R guys that are looking for new talent, please let them know! My personal favorite is his karaoke cover of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".
Although, the Darth Vader
remix of Chocolate Rain is pretty friggin' sweet, too.
posted by digiFramph
on Jul 27, 2007 -