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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Chocolate teapot


Chocolate that keeps its cool in summer
(Filed: 17/07/2006)

Scientists have come up with a mouthwatering invention which could change the lives of chocoholics in the summer - a type of chocolate that does not melt in the heat.
Hot weather has long been the bane of chocolate fans, reducing bars to a gooey mess, but experts at the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria claim to have the answer. The chocolate that they have created stays firm up to 122F (50C), while normal products melt at temperatures between 77F (25C) and about 91F (33C).
Researchers mixed corn starch with cocoa to produce a heat-resistant chocolate that, they say, compares "favourably with conventional milk chocolate in terms of colour, taste, smoothness and overall acceptability".
The starch acts as a chocolate thickener and prevents the cocoa butter running in the heat.
Daily Telegraph

2 Comments:

Blogger Cat in Rabat ( كات في الرباط) said...

"Compares 'favourably' .... yum. You know that that'll be good.

2:14 AM  
Blogger ByronB said...

I didn't look closely, but I've just noticed that it is research done by the Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria.

So with every bar you could be offered $3,000,000 (which were accidentally left behind in Mr Ogumbo Mogumbo's bank account when he died, and which his widow would like to transfer via your account etc....) :)

2:26 AM  

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