Dark chocolate contains about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of instant tea, as well as other stimulants that could keep you awake at night. Milk chocolate has less caffeine, and white chocolate has little to none of it.
Nestle's $1 million online interactive Kit Kat Chunky campaign invited young men to play a virtual game. Brand awareness jumped eight percentage points, and customers ate 63% more Chunky bars after the campaign, according to research.
Barry Callebaut opened a chocolate factory in Monterrey, Mexico, to service the Southern U.S., Mexico, and Central and South America. The $40 million facility can produce 100,000 tons of chocolate annually.
The Food and Drug Administration is urging consumers to "postpone" consumption of products containing peanut butter or peanut paste as it researches a salmonella outbreak. More information on products that are potentially contaminated will be available in the next few days, an official said.
Mars and Hershey are offering their customers ways of "trading up" without having to spend on premium chocolate brands. M&M's Premiums, Dove Desserts and Bliss offer everyday indulgences within a budget.