Sweet design, from Japan, with love

| Feb 6, 2016

Sweet design, from Japan, with love

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, stores are always looking to promote unusual sweet ideas — making it a great excuse for designers to rethink candy and, of course, for the rest of us to enjoy the results. Nendo’s sweet connections Though Nendo is better known ...

Colombia farmers make switch from cocaine to cocoa

Nov 12, 2015

Colombia farmers make switch from cocaine to cocoa

It was the murder — execution-style, in broad daylight — of a friend and fellow farmer in the Colombian countryside that prompted German Sanchez to finally heed government calls to get out of the cocaine trade and plant cocoa instead. Six years later, market ...

Tsunami-hit shop has salty sweets

Feb 10, 2014

Tsunami-hit shop has salty sweets

A confectioner whose shop was destroyed by tsunami from the March 2011 mega-quake off Tohoku is targeting the Valentine’s Day market with a chocolate flavored by sea salt from the damaged area. Cleauventerre, based in Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture, tops its Moshio Chocolat with sea ...