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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Chocolate

Last month
April 2023
# Your Say
Poll: Which brand makes the best chocolate?
Tell us your favourite.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you eat an Easter egg this weekend?
Will you crack open one of those bad boys?
This year
# Triangle of life
Swiss mountain leaving Toblerone wrappers as production moves to Slovakia
Switzerland has strict rules about when products can refer to items being made there for marketing purposes.
Last year
# Chocolate
Poll: Are you still doing Lent?
Easter is within our sights.
# bad egg
Public warned over scam messages claiming to offer free Cadbury chocolate
The confectionery firm has urged people to not interact with messages circulating claiming to offer free Easter chocolate.
Food safety warning issued over reports of counterfeit Wonka bars being sold in Ireland
The FSAI has warned the counterfeit chocolate may be unsafe to eat.
All time
# give me a sweet
Quiz: Can you name these sweet treats?
Put your Lenten vow to the test.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you eaten a bit of Easter egg already this year?
It’s just three weeks until Easter Sunday.
# extra protein
One-third of people believe protein bars are healthy - but they're highly processed with a lot of saturated fat
The main ingredient found in 38% of protein bars was chocolate.
US bakers upset with missing iconic tips on Hershey's Kisses chocolate
The chocolate’s trademark tips have been mysteriously missing from batches around the country.
# what to do with
What to do with... that bar of chocolate at the back of the cupboard
Yes, chocolate CAN be a leftover.
# No break for Kit Kat
Kit Kat told it doesn't legally own shape of four-fingered chocolate bar
Nestle has already lost a legal bid in Britain to trademark the Kit Kat shape.
# mmm chocolate
Truck crash spills 12 tonnes of liquid chocolate onto Polish motorway
Chocolate tire marks stretched for several kilometres in both directions.
# easter
When did you start eating chocolate this morning?
Go on. Be honest.
# goodies
'No one's saying you can't have your Easter Egg - most people will just overdo it'
How much sugar is too much sugar this weekend?
# discounted goods
France to crackdown on spread of promotions after Nutella frenzy
A French supermarket chain discounted Nutella by 70% and shoppers went crazy.
# le frenzy
'We nearly called the police': French shoppers go nuts (sorry) over discounted Nutella
A French supermarket chain discounted it by 70%.
# Galaxy
Batch of Galaxy bars and Maltesers recalled over salmonella fears
The batch was accidentally placed on the market.
# lenten vows
Why are Easter eggs already on sale in Irish stores?
Retailers say it’s because some people want them, but are there other reasons?
# the force awakens
The Skellig Michael problem: How Kerry is preparing to manage an influx of tourists
With a profile boost other counties can only dream of, what effect will Star Wars have on The Kingdom?
# Ring of Kerry
'Build it right and they will come': Visitors are flocking to this rural chocolate factory
We learned the secrets of how they come with up new flavours.
Lily O'Brien's chocolate manufacturer bought by Polish company for €40 million
Lily O’Brien’s was founded by Mary Ann O’Brien in the kitchen of her home in 1992.
# New York
Russian crime syndicate charged with stealing 10,000 pounds of chocolate
Members of the syndicate have also been charged with robbery, murder-for-hire conspiracy and firearms offences.
# Food Safety
Mars Ireland recalls some Galaxy chocolate products over salmonella scare
Consumers are being urged not to eat the affected products.
# Sweet Success
Chocolate factory set to close, New Zealanders raise €2 million in two days to try save it
The owner of Cadbury’s has given the crowdfunders two weeks to raise NZ$20 million.
# sugar coat it
Following chocolate comments, HSE says 'incentives' have helped vaccination rate rise 50%
“Vaccine hesitancy is increasingly becoming a major issue,” a HSE spokesperson said.
# What in tarnation
25 things Irish people just do not understand about America
Contains the world’s most painfully embarrassing promprosal.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you stick to your Lent plan?
How’s that sweet tooth of yours?
# goo away
For everyone who does not get the fuss about Creme Eggs, at *all*
We will not go with the goo.
# easter warning
Here's why your dog shouldn't eat chocolate
Dogs Trust has released a warning to pet owners this Easter.
# Fried Eggs
Finally, deep fried Creme Eggs have made their way to Dublin
One Dublin pub has come through for us.
# food and drink
Cake and chocolate maker Broderick's plans to hitch a ride on the 'healthy' snacks craze
The company is setting up a major new factory in Tallaght, which it hopes to throw open to public tours.
# you tease
Whole boxes of Teasers are a thing now, and we need them in Ireland immediately
The absolute dream.
# health risk
These chocolate Santas are being recalled because they may have plastic in them
It applies to the 200g size of the chocolate Santa.
# truffle shuffle
For everyone who still misses the Galaxy Truffle in the Celebrations tin
And IIIIIIIIIIIII will always love youuuuuu…
# Destroyed
Spare a thought for the person manning Cadbury's Twitter account this Christmas
Roses are making people very angry.
# smell the roses
The Definitive Hierarchy of Roses
This is FINAL.
# eat drink and be merry
A restaurant in Belfast has created a Selection Box Milkshake, and things will never be the same
*wipes away tear*
# stop the madness
Just as we come to terms with the Toblerone betrayal, Maltesers bags are getting smaller
# mother of god
People are making gigantic Twix bars and they look absolutely divine
Insane, but divine.