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

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

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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

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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

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