Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Chocolate

Easter’s chocolate bunnies can teach us to save our food supply

Although there is no shortage of chocolate confections, consumers having to spend more on them is a harbinger of growing environmental and social burdens imperilling the industry.

‘Asli swaad zindagi ka’ — this 90s Cadbury Dairy Milk commercial changed Indian advertising

In 1994, confectionery giant Cadbury Dairy Milk launched an iconic commercial featuring model Shimona Rashi dancing with abandon on a cricket field.

Real story this Valentine’s Day is how heart-shaped chocolate became inseparable from 14 Feb

Cadbury to Kitkat, most every confectionary company and home baker goes for heart-shaped treats on Valentine's Day. The history of this association dates back to the 1800s.

Asia’s chocolate demand unlikely to bounce back as pandemic weakens consumption

Cocoa Association of Asia says consumption may pick up pace in the second half if vaccine roll-outs are successful, travel restrictions are lifted & global economy recuperates.

‘Cadbury Bytes is my horcrux’ — the popular chocolate snack that most 90s kids can’t forget

Described as ‘little parcels of Cadbury filled heaven’, Bytes combined the best of snack and chocolate for kids before they were discontinued around 2011 following a corporate takeover.

It’s Hershey’s versus West Africa as global war over chocolate heats up

Ivory Coast & Ghana accuse Hersheys of circumventing premiums tacked on to prices of cocoa futures that are meant to raise incomes for farmers, many of whom live below poverty line.

Manipur startup offering black rice, king chilli chocolates features in New York Times

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Cadbury maker Mondelez is counting on Asia’s sweet-tooth to drive chocolate demand recovery

Asia was one of the top growth markets for chocolate producers, with the region’s growing affluence and changing lifestyles leading to a surge in cocoa grindings last year.

Amul’s chocolate powder Nutramul, whose USP was strength — and Jugal Hansraj

Developed in 1973, Nutramul was Amul's entry into the chocolate-based beverage market, and its tag line of 'Every cup builds you up' showed its focus on strength.

Gems Bond: The Cadbury commercial that landed in legal trouble

India's much loved superhero whose weapon of choice was Cadbury's multicoloured crunchy candy.

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File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.