Posts tagged with ‘chocolate’
Chocolate-flavored stamps launched by Belgian postal service
After edible print ads, here’s the new insanity: Chocolate stamps (that allegedly taste and smell like exactly the original Belgian chocolate) have been launched by the Belgian postal service to celebrate the country’s popular national delicacy.
I already see as chocolate- and LSD addicts stand in queue at the Belgian post offices to “choose the traditional mailing instead of emailing”. But attention: Probably it could be as addictive as eating chocolate or using drugs! :-)
Against the background of the summer exhibition ‘Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space’, a special exhibition under the title ‘Confrontations’ opened during Art Basel at the Vitra Design Museum, dedicated to a number of innovative Dutch designers whose experimental methods are similar to Rietveld’s. The designers were invited to join a partner from the region in developing a design project. The spectrum of partners ranged from the molecular biology laboratory of the firm Roche to the only female charcoal maker in Switzerland.
Studio Wieki Somers teamed up with chocolatier Rafael Mutter to create the ‘CHOCOLATE MILL’, a large cylindrical block of chocolate from which delicate rosettes can be shaved off with a crank-turned blade. Various patterns are integrated into the block using different types of chocolate, creating a flipbook effect as the layers are scraped off.
During their performance at June 15, Studio Wieki Somers and the chocolatier prepared chilled drinks for visitors using the chocolate rosettes. Small chocolate mills are on sale in the Vitra shop, including special chocolate for refilling.
Ginkaku-ji Chocolate - Yasuhiro Suzuki via Spoon & Tamago
Go on - indulge! A study finds that chocolate lowers your risk of heart disease.
A new analysis finds a potential link between regular consumption of chocolate and a reduced risk of heart disease. Those who eat the most chocolate on a regular basis lower their risk by one-third.
The analysis — published yesterday in the online version of the British Medical Journal — examined recent studies involving more than 100,000 people, looking for a trend.
The studies compared people who ate chocolate more than once a week to those who ate it less often. The chocolate lovers also cut their risk of diabetes by 31 percent and of stroke by 29 percent.