Chocolate

Fill Your Easter Basket with Egg-citing New Treats from Frankford Candy

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Frankford Candy, the leader in manufacturing and marketing licensed confections and gifts, introduces five all-new goodies to the candy aisle this Easter, featuring two new PEEPS® Brand treat sets, a Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® Strawberry Bunny, Dunkin'® Assorted Donut-Flavor-Filled Chocolate Eggs and Claussen® Pickles Jelly Beans.

Key Points: 
  • "Easter is the perfect time to share treats with friends and family, especially with iconic brands like PEEPS® and Kellogg's® Rice Krispies®," said Molly Jacobson, director of business development at Frankford Candy.
  • Candy lovers can enjoy more sweet new treats this Easter, including:
    Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® Strawberry Bunny brings Snap!
  • to Easter baskets this year with the new strawberry-flavored candy bunny made with Rice Krispies cereal pieces.
  • The 9-ounce candy assortment will be available at Target, Walgreens, Giant and Ross stores nationwide and online at FrankfordCandy.com.

Israeli siege has placed Gazans at risk of starvation − prewar policies made them vulnerable in the first place

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

The numbers involved are just as despairing.

Key Points: 
  • The numbers involved are just as despairing.
  • The world’s major authority on food insecurity, the IPC Famine Review Committee, estimates that 90% of Gazans – some 2.08 million people – are facing acute food insecurity.
  • Indeed, of the people facing imminent starvation in the world today, an estimated 95% are in Gaza.
  • As an expert in Palestinian public health, I fear the situation may not have hit its nadir.

Putting Palestinians ‘on a diet’

  • But food insecurity in Gaza and the mechanisms that enable it did not start with Israel’s response to the Oct. 7 attack.
  • Multiple factors contributed to this food insecurity, not least the blockade of Gaza imposed by Israel and enabled by Egypt since 2007.
  • Basic foodstuff was allowed, but because of delays at the border, it can spoil before it enters Gaza.
  • By placing restrictions on food imports, Israel seems to be trying to put pressure on Hamas by making life difficult for the people in Gaza.
  • In the words of one Israeli government adviser in 2006, “The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.” To enable this, the Israeli government commissioned a 2008 study to work out exactly how many calories Palestinians would need to avoid malnutrition.
  • The blockade also increased food insecurity by preventing meaningful development of an economy in Gaza.

Hampering self-sufficency

  • Gaza’s fishermen are regularly shot at by Israeli gunboats if they venture farther in the Mediterranean Sea than Israel permits.
  • Because the fish closer to the shore are smaller and less plentiful, the average income of a fisherman in Gaza has more than halved since 2017.
  • By early December 2023, an estimated 22% of agricultural land had been destroyed, along with factories, farms, and water and sanitation facilities.

Starvation as weapon of war

  • The use of starvation is strictly forbidden under the Geneva Conventions, a set of statutes that govern the laws of warfare.
  • Human Rights Watch has already accused Israel of using starvation as a weapon of war, and as such it accuses the Israeli government of a war crime.
  • Yet untangling what Israel’s intentions may be – whether it is using starvation as a weapon of war, to force mass displacement, or if, as it claims, it is simply a byproduct of war – does little for the people on the ground in Gaza.


Yara M. Asi does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

KINDER® CHOCOLATE VOTED PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2024

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferrero USA announced today that Kinder® Chocolate has been voted the 2024 Product of the Year Winner in the Chocolate category. Product of the Year is the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, chosen by 40,000 US shoppers in a national survey conducted by Kantar Group, a global data, insights, and consulting company.

Key Points: 
  • PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferrero USA announced today that Kinder® Chocolate has been voted the 2024 Product of the Year Winner in the Chocolate category.
  • Product of the Year is the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, chosen by 40,000 US shoppers in a national survey conducted by Kantar Group, a global data, insights, and consulting company.
  • Kinder Chocolate, a top selling Kinder branded product, arrived in the U.S. this past fall, joining the brand's current portfolio of Kinder Joy, Kinder Bueno, and Kinder Seasonal products.
  • To learn more about Kinder Chocolate and the other winners of Product of the Year, check out the winners' page at productoftheyearusa.com or follow @KinderUS on Instagram.

Kansas City Chiefs Celebrate Historic 2024 Super Bowl Victory with El Septimo Cigars

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

These champions have consistently selected El Septimo Geneva as their celebratory cigar, signifying the brand's unrivaled position in the world of luxury cigars.

Key Points: 
  • These champions have consistently selected El Septimo Geneva as their celebratory cigar, signifying the brand's unrivaled position in the world of luxury cigars.
  • “We are honored that for the last 3 years all Super Bowl Champions have only smoked El Septimo cigars.
  • El Septimo Geneva takes pride in being a part of this significant moment, celebrating the remarkable achievement of the Kansas City Chiefs."
  • The Kansas City Chiefs' historic victory at the 2024 Super Bowl will be remembered not just for their outstanding performance on the field, but also for how they chose to celebrate it - with El Septimo Geneva, the epitome of cigar excellence.

Entenmann's® Unveils New Brownie Drizzle Drops in Two Decadent Flavors!

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

HORSHAM, Pa., Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Chocolate aficionados rejoice! Entenmann's®, the iconic baked goods brand, announced the release of its newest innovation: Brownie Drizzle Drops. Available in two delicious flavors, Triple Chocolate and Creamy Caramel, these indulgent drops of goodness cater to all kinds of sweet tooth cravings. Made with a smooth, silky center of either rich chocolate or velvety caramel, these decadent, bite-sized brownies finished with a chocolate drizzle make for an unparalleled taste experience.

Key Points: 
  • Entenmann's® , the iconic baked goods brand, announced the release of its newest innovation: Brownie Drizzle Drops .
  • Available in two delicious flavors, Triple Chocolate and Creamy Caramel, these indulgent drops of goodness cater to all kinds of sweet tooth cravings.
  • Entenmann's® Brownie Drizzle Drops are individually wrapped in sharable boxes of eight brownies, promising ultimate freshness and convenience for sweet snacking on the go and at home.
  • "At Entenmann's, we believe in sweetening moments that matter through our iconic baked goods, and we know Brownie Drizzle Drops will help our fans savor every moment!"

KITCHENAID® BRAND ANNOUNCES NEW FLUSH DESIGN OFFERINGS WITH MICROWAVES AND DISHWASHERS BUILT FOR SEAMLESS INTEGRATION

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- KitchenAid brand is once again at the forefront of design, offering new products with flush design that will elevate your kitchen. The new KitchenAid® Multifunction Over-The-Range Microwave Ovens with Flush Built-In Design1 and the KitchenAid® Flush Design Dishwashers offer enhanced features that combine performance, quality and craftsmanship to create extraordinary experiences in the kitchen. The seamless integration of the flush design of these appliances create clean lines and enhance the flow of the room, presenting an unmatched experience and bringing a premium look to your kitchen.

Key Points: 
  • KitchenAid brand's offerings with flush built-in design exemplify design without compromise, so the functionality of the appliance is just as great as it looks.
  • The brand strives to offer products that allow you to customize your home and inspire limitless creativity in the kitchen.
  • Flush Built-In Design: Provides a seamless and built-in look within a standard 12 ¾" deep cutout.
  • The new KitchenAid® Flush Design Dishwashers turn dirty work into something beautiful as they fit evenly with countertops and cabinetry for a seamless built-in look.

Califia Farms® Introduces 'Califia Farms Complete', Plant-Based Milk Nutritionally Comparable to Dairy¹

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Nutritionally comparable to dairy, one eight-ounce serving of Califia Farms Complete contains the same amount or more of these nine essential nutrients as an eight-ounce serving of dairy milk: Protein, Calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Riboflavin.

Key Points: 
  • Nutritionally comparable to dairy, one eight-ounce serving of Califia Farms Complete contains the same amount or more of these nine essential nutrients as an eight-ounce serving of dairy milk: Protein, Calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Riboflavin.
  • Delicious with a silky-smooth texture, Califia Farms Complete is perfect blended in smoothies, poured over cereal, or sipped straight.
  • "The launch of Califia Farms Complete is a standout addition to our product portfolio and signals a shift in the way we think about plant-based milks," said Suzanne Ginestro, chief marketing officer of Califia Farms.
  • "The level of total nutrition found in Califia Farms Complete is a powerful and unique way for consumers to achieve their nutritional needs," said Rajneesh Hora, chief science officer at Califia Farms.

Tea, weather and being on time: analysis of 100 million words reveals what Brits talk about most

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Monday, February 12, 2024

The way someone talks, and the words they use, tell us quite a bit about where someone is from, their social background and even their age.

Key Points: 
  • The way someone talks, and the words they use, tell us quite a bit about where someone is from, their social background and even their age.
  • By measuring the frequency of words, we can determine what a particular society or group prioritises and values.
  • Here are five frequently discussed topics and some of the words that define them, including how many times they appeared per million words.

1. Time and punctuality

  • The idea of time is closely connected with punctuality – something highly valued in Britain.
  • The expressions “on time” and “in time” occur with the combined frequency of 47 per million words.
  • The most popular month is December (149 per million), followed by March and May (145 and 142 per million respectively).

2. Weather and climate

  • Cultural stereotypes – and plenty of polling – suggest that Brits frequently talk about the weather.
  • “Weather” is most frequently used in online language (mainly emails and text messages) followed by newspapers (weather reports).
  • Climate change (29 per million), emissions (43 per million) and renewable energy (6 per million) also now dominate the public discourse, indicating a growing focus on longer-term changes, not just current weather conditions.

3. Food and drink

  • “Dinner” appears 68 times per million words, “lunch” 51 times and “breakfast” 43 times per million.
  • The most frequently mentioned food items include eggs, fish, cake, apples, chocolate, cream, chicken, meat, fruit and cheese.
  • And a cultural sweet tooth is evident: cake is spoken about three times more frequently than salad.

4. Emotions

  • While the British disposition is known to be composed and slightly reserved, the data shows that the most frequent adjective expressing an emotion is “happy”.
  • Other adjectives expressing emotions include proud, sad (both 54 per million), pleased (53 per million), afraid (47 per million) and glad (46 per million).

5. Our bodies

  • The review of the British National Corpus 2014 also shows that people spend quite a bit of time talking about their bodies.
  • Specifically, hand, head, eye, foot and heart are the top five most frequently used words referring to our body.


Vaclav Brezina receives funding from the ESRC, British Council.

Hand in hand with PROCOMER, 15 Costa Rican companies will participate in the most important trade fair for fresh produce

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica, Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- 15 Costa Rican fresh produce companies will participate in what is considered the main event globally for the sector, in order to position their major export catalog.

Key Points: 
  • SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica, Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- 15 Costa Rican fresh produce companies will participate in what is considered the main event globally for the sector, in order to position their major export catalog.
  • It is the Fruit Logistica trade fair, which will take place from February 7 to 9, 2024 in Berlin, Germany.
  • "The Fruit Logistica 2024 trade fair is a new opportunity to continue positioning our diverse offering of fresh produce in the world.
  • Furthermore, attendees at the trade fair will taste Costa Rican coffee and a variety of dishes cooked with fresh produce on display in the pavilion.

Barberino's Debuts First US Location to Elevate the Men's Grooming Experience

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Barberino's, the pioneering chain of Italian barbershops with a luxurious and contemporary approach, is bringing the best of Italian barbering to the heart of New York City on February 8th.

Key Points: 
  • Barberino's ultra-hydrating face mask is a rich, nourishing treatment designed to soothe and refresh the skin while boosting its hydration.
  • Renowned for 145 years of chocolate-making excellence, Venchi has crafted heart-shaped chocolates encased in a festive tin, making them the perfect complement to Valentine's Day.
  • Providing a blend of Italian grooming traditions and innovative techniques, Barberino's services are tailored to accommodate diverse preferences and time constraints.
  • In addition to the in-store experience, Barberino's introduces a dedicated website for U.S. customers, enhancing accessibility and convenience for a seamless connection with the brand.