Hershey’s looking to hire a chocolate futurist


The Hershey Company is hiring a futurist.

The Hershey Company is it the largest chocolate manufacturer in the United States, selling 40 percent of domestic dark chocolate.  But Hershey also operates a store/museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. And one in Times Square. And one in Las Vegas. And they also operate an amusement park.



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7 things you didn’t know the world was running out of

Helium is a highly necessary commodity in the modern world.

Almost everyday we are told about the unsustainable pressure we’re putting on our natural resources. And while it prompts visions of oil, fresh water, and coal, you’d be surprised at how many of our creature comfort commodities are dwindling just as quickly.

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Chocolate may help lower risk of stroke in men

The beneficial effect of chocolate consumption on stroke may be related to the flavonoids in chocolate.

According to a new study, eating a moderate amount of chocolate each week may be associated with a lower risk of stroke in men. The study was published in the August 29, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “While other studies have looked at how chocolate may help cardiovascular health, this is the first of its kind study to find that chocolate, may be beneficial for reducing stroke in men,” said study author Susanna C. Larsson, PhD, with the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.



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A 3D printer that works with chocolate?

3d food printer

Why make your food when you can print it?

Futurist Thomas Frey talked about 3D food printers HERE and now we have a production model that can print with chocolate (and more). How awesome is that!

From Gizmodo:

Instead of the toxic smell of melted plastics, while the Imagine 3D printer is doing its thing, your workspace will be filled with the aroma of delicious confections. Because its printing head uses syringes that can be filled with chocolate…

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Bored workers turn to chocolate, coffee and booze: study


Employers need to take steps to reduce employee boredom and encourage healthy eating.

Are you reading this because you are bored at work?  New research suggests that you are probably also munching on chocolate and guzzling coffee.  And an after-work beer doesn’t sound bad either, does it?

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Inventor with a ‘taste for music’ creates playable chocolate music records


Playable chocolate music record

Peter Lardong, a resident of Berlin, Germany and an inventor with a “taste for music”  has become the first man to actually create a “playable” chocolate record which can be heard and eaten up when you get bored of listening to it. (pics and video)

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World’s first 3D chocolate printer


3D chocolate printer

The world’s first 3D chocolate printer has just been unveiled in the U.K., . A 3D printer creates objects by gradually stacking layers of material into a desired shape.  That is also how the chocolate version operates. It is also known as additive manufacturing in which the process has mostly been used for plastic and metal production but is not quite as tasty. (Video)


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