Visitors leave the Mars Chocolate North America Topeka Plant near Topeka, Kan., Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

$270M chocolate plant proof of US’s sweet tooth

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Americans aren’t losing their taste for chocolate. Need proof? Look to Kansas, where candy giant Mars Inc. is operating its first new plant in 35 years to churn out millions of […]


Organic cocoa beans in storage at a factory in Ocumare de la Costa, 60 miles west of Caracas, Venezuela.  (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Study to test ‘chocolate’ pills for heart health

It won’t be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. […]


US Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo)

Wisconsin boy gets handwritten response from Biden

MILWAUKEE (AP) — It might not be unusual for schoolchildren to write to the president or vice president. But one Wisconsin boy got an unexpectedly personal response. The 7-year-old, second-grade student at Downtown Montessori Academy […]


Dylan Siegel (right) and Jonah Pournazarian (Photo credit: Chocolate Bar, The Book via Facebook)

First-grader writes book to raise money for his sick friend

Jonah Pournazarian, 7, is best friends with Dylan Siegel, 6. Jonah has been diagnosed with glycogen storage disease type 1B , a rare liver disorder that doesn’t have a cure. Dylan decided to raise money for research to help his friend.



Dallas chocolatier pumps out chocolate high heels

DALLAS (AP) — Florists and chocolate-makers are working around the clock in the run-up to Valentine’s Day.



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