Spice-laden chocolate bars, whisky-filled truffles and raw cacao drinks filled the tables at the Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival this weekend. Hopeful attendants for the festival’s popular liquor and chocolate pairing called in favors and waited in long lines with the enthusiasm of super-fans trying to snag tickets to a sold-out concert.
Britt Shops, the mega-successful coffee/chocolate/souvenir airport gift store born in Costa Rica, celebrates its 15th anniversary. Today there are 137 stores, almost all in Latin American and the Caribbean, with 57 in Costa Rica alone.
PARIS – France's environment minister, Segolene Royal, has rankled the company that makes Nutella by urging the public to stop eating its irresistible chocolate hazelnut spread, saying it contributes to deforestation.