chocolate chocolate

Breakfast of chocolate at Tiffany's? Ten pounds of the dark, sweet stuff were used to craft this Audrey Hepburn-inspired dress and matching handbag, created by master chocolatier Mark Tilling of Squires Kitchen. Photo: Paul Winch-Furness/Courtesy of Salon du Chocolat hide caption

toggle caption
Photo: Paul Winch-Furness/Courtesy of Salon du Chocolat

Would he have won a James Beard? The First Earl of Sandwich probably brought the iced chocolate drink to England from Spain, decades before the recipe appeared in cookbooks. Jan Arkesteijn/Wikimedia.org hide caption

toggle caption
Jan Arkesteijn/Wikimedia.org

You could cut up to half the fat from chocolate without sacrificing taste by infusing it with fruit juice, scientists say. iStockphoto hide caption

toggle caption
iStockphoto

Askinosie buys beans directly from small farmers. The goal: better quality control, and more cash to the growers. Bob Linder/Courtesy of Askinosie Chocolate hide caption

toggle caption
Bob Linder/Courtesy of Askinosie Chocolate

A Swiss cardiologist plots a cheeky graph that shows a country's chocolate consumption may predict its chances of winning a Nobel. John Loo/Flickr.com hide caption

toggle caption
John Loo/Flickr.com

The Secret To Genius? It Might Be More Chocolate

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/162733830/162745427" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Chocolate chips, fresh out of the smoker at Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery in Seattle. Florangela Davila/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Florangela Davila/NPR

Researchers say some compounds in cocoa may help us fend off fat. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Does A Chocolate Habit Help Keep You Lean?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/149407484/149412808" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript