Are You Baking With the Right Chocolate? – Bon Appétit

By Rochelle Bilow | December 7, 2015 The baking aisle of your supermarket is a complicated place, stacked high with questions and more varieties of funfetti cake than you ever know you needed. If you’re just there for some baking chocolate, you face shelves of options: Bittersweet or semisweet? Milk or dark? How dark? Chips or bars? Bars or blocks? Nibs?!? It’s enough to throw your hands up, grab a tub of frosting, one of those boxed mixes, and call it a day. Until now. We present: the …

Polly Waffle set to return to shelves thanks to Melbourne company Chocolate Works

By Marissa Calligeros | October 22, 2015 The old Polly Waffle It was ditched from Australian shelves six years ago, but the power of nostalgia and a social media campaign has seen the return of the Polly Waffle. The Polly Waffle – crispy wafer tube filled with marshmallow and coated in milk chocolate – will be reborn as “The Great Aussie Waffle Log” thanks to a 40,000-strong social media campaign that piqued the interest …

Kombucha makers want new alcohol test for the fermented tea | Fox News

… threshold that triggers the law — 0.5 percent — is too low to intoxicate people, pointing out that many fruits naturally ferment on shelves to about the same level. But federal authorities over the years have sent kombucha makers letters threatening fines when tests indicate that kombucha on store shelves is too alcoholic. Kombucha tea naturally walks the line of what federal authorities consider an alcoholic beverage. Yeast and sugars in the tea create both the desired bacteria and …

The environmental tipping point of one-cup coffee pods – The Globe and Mail

By Eric Atkins | July 5, 2015 Coffee drinkers’ love of an easy fix has created a multibillion-dollar market for single-serve coffee cups and the machines that brew them. It has also created a mountain of eternal garbage, and a race to hit the shelves with coffee pods that can be chucked in the compost or recycling bins. In one year, Toronto residents and businesses wrongly toss 10 million of the cups – 90 tonnes – into recycling bins, according to the City of Toronto. “These pods [or] …

Belfast Briefing: Business success was in the tea leaves

… Brew on the shelves is just amazing for us.” The company has always had a strong focus on the service side of the business from its early days when it wooed local cafes and restaurants to stock its teas. Its now a firm favourite with leading hotels, delis, and gourmet cafes across Britain and Ireland. Woolley says one of the reasons it has captured a sizeable share of such a competitive market is because of its sourcing ethics. To finish reading this article, please click on this link: …