This May Be The Greatest Drugstore Promotion Ever

This May Be The Greatest Drugstore Promotion Ever

Colin, one of our readers over the border in Canada, noticed what he thought was a hilarious coupon at chain London Drugs. “Super-bizarre!” he wrote. It does seem random at first…if you’re not equipped with a uterus. If you are, then you know that a promotion offering a free chocolate bar along with certain brands of sanitary pads and tampons is the greatest idea ever. [More]

Best Study Ever: Eat Chocolate Every Day & Shed Pounds?

Best Study Ever: Eat Chocolate Every Day & Shed Pounds?

Like something the cartoon character Cathy might dream up when she’s despairing over trying on bikinis, a new study has found a link between frequent chocolate consumption and weight loss. This is akin to someone announcing that you will get paid to sleep. Life changing. [More]

Study: Chocolate Cuts Risk Of Heart Disease And Strokes

Study: Chocolate Cuts Risk Of Heart Disease And Strokes

A new study seemingly paints chocolate as a wonder drug: It can apparently cut your risk of heart disease by 37%, reduce the risk of a stroke by 29% and drop your chance of developing diabetes by 31%. The catch? The study, out this week in the British Medical Journal, doesn’t involve randomized controlled trials. [More]

Hershey's Website Hacked… To Change Recipe

Hershey's Website Hacked… To Change Recipe

While a number of websites and mailing lists have fallen victim to attacks intent on stealing personal information or just proving that the hack was possible, whoever managed to penetrate the security of the Hershey’s Chocolate website had a much more insidious goal: changing recipes. [More]

The Easter Bunny Has Very Poor Math Skills

The Easter Bunny Has Very Poor Math Skills

Is it an Easter miracle, or just fuzzy math? Reader Elgog sent in this photo of a chocolate bunny, wondering, “Apparently ¼ of the bunny equals about 5 servings. Does this make it a diet chocolate bunny?” No. If there are five servings, each of which consists of one-quarter of the bunny, that means that the fifth person is on a diet. Obviously. [More]

Women Laugh Alone With Salad, But Chocolate Makes Us Sexy

Women Laugh Alone With Salad, But Chocolate Makes Us Sexy

Here’s what I’ve learned today from stock photos: I’ve never watched myself eating chocolate, but apparently I’m making a sexy face while I’m doing it. When I eat salad, I probably laugh, even if I’m alone. [More]

"Pure Chocolate" Does Not Exist, EU Court Rules

"Pure Chocolate" Does Not Exist, EU Court Rules

There’s no such thing as “pure chocolate,” says a European Union high court, and the phrase cannot appear on the front of candy packages. [More]

Dentists Launch Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program

Dentists Launch Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program

A pair of Philadelphia-area dentists want to pay you cash for whatever Halloween candy you have left and send it overseas to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. [More]

10 Guilty Pleasures You Shouldn't Feel Too Guilty About

10 Guilty Pleasures You Shouldn't Feel Too Guilty About

Cholocate, wine, massages, sex… sounds like a hell of a Tuesday night. To some people, these indulgences fall under the heading of “vices,” but the folks at CNN say they’re all actually part of a healthy life, so long as you don’t overdo it. [More]

Real Life Willy Wonka Cornering The Cocoa Market

Real Life Willy Wonka Cornering The Cocoa Market

Who wants to hear about boring old normal millionaires doing boring business deals when there’s a guy in London buying all the cocoa he can get his hands on and scaring all the other chocolate bar makers in his quest? Hedge fund manager Anthony Ward apparently has enough cocoa in his control to make more than five billion chocolate bars. Yum! [More]

Hershey Will Help You Learn To Eat Right

Hershey Will Help You Learn To Eat Right

Hershey has joined Mars, Coke and Pepsi as a sponsor of the American Dietetic Association, which bills itself as “world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals,” and says its goal is to “optimize the nation’s health through food and nutrition.” Hershey? Nutrition? Actually, it’s the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition, which is devoted to “the sweet science of chocolate.” Hey, we can live with that. [More]

Nutella Loves Loyal Customer Back, Sends Merchandise Variety Pack

Nutella Loves Loyal Customer Back, Sends Merchandise Variety Pack

Kevin discovered something totally awesome about Nutella. Maybe they were being generous, maybe he sent them such a stack of seals that they couldn’t help but reward him. Or maybe this was all a massive Nutella Store mixup. Whatever the case, Kevin has a huge pile of Nutella merch and a renewed love of the company. [More]

Study: Depressed People Eat 50% More Chocolate

Study: Depressed People Eat 50% More Chocolate

Having a bit of chocolate when you’re down is something just about everyone has done at some point in their life. But a new study shows that those people who demonstrate signs of depression tend to eat 50% more chocolate than those who don’t. [More]

Wonka To Launch Premium Chocolate With Golden Tickets

Wonka To Launch Premium Chocolate With Golden Tickets

The Willy Wonka name has been used to market candy for almost 40 years, and in all that time the Wonka company has yet to introduce anything as interesting as Fizzy Lifting Drinks or Invisible Chocolate Bars, instead subjecting consumers to Laffy Taffy and not-very-everlasting Gobstoppers. Now the Nestle-owned brand is going upscale, with its new Wonka Exceptionals line, which will launch with a Golden Ticket promotion. Winners will get a trip around the world, but won’t be handed the keys to Wonka’s factory or dominion over the Oompa Loompas. [More]

Easter Creep: Now Right Next To The Tampons

Easter Creep: Now Right Next To The Tampons

At an unidentified drug store last week, reader H. found something strange next to the tampons: a display of Cadbury Creme Eggs. Whoever decided to pair these products together is some kind of marketing genius, considering the kinds of chocolate cravings that some women get during their Special Time. But there’s nothing unusual about having the Easter candy out early. Why, at some Walmarts, it’s been out for a month now. [More]

Godiva Trades Plastic Shard For More Delicious Chocolates

Godiva Trades Plastic Shard For More Delicious Chocolates

Hannah tells Consumerist received an unexpected present over the holidays: a brown plastic shard inside the Godiva chocolate she was eating. She contacted Godiva, and after the company checked out the incident, she received a box in the mail that contained four times as much chocolate as she had originally purchased. It’s paying it forward, but with more calories. Lots and lots of calories. [More]

When It Comes To Chocolate, Ain't No Recession

When It Comes To Chocolate, Ain't No Recession

When the world goes into an economic downturn, it turns to chocolate. According to a report from London market research firm Mintel, chocolate sales rose in several countries, especially in China (18 percent) and the Ukraine (12 percent), as well as a more modest 2.6 percent in the U.S. [More]

Guy Finds Worms In Hershey's Bar

Guy Finds Worms In Hershey's Bar

Des Moines, Iowa TV station KCCI did a story on a man who opened up his Hershey’s Bar to find living worms writhing around inside.