Saturday, 1 October, 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.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.