| Jul 22, 2010
| 11:34 AM
With a handful of amusement parks within easy driving distance, Baltimoreans can spend their summer weekends sampling breath-taking roller coasters, cavorting with some of their kids' favorite animated characters or getting soaked even though they're...
| Aug 12, 2010
They say that laughter is the best medicine, but some people might endorse chocolate instead.
The dark variety has been shown to reduce blood pressure better than a placebo. Scientists credit the flavanols in dark chocolate—they are thought to...
| Feb 22, 2010
| 11:07 AM
The research-and-development budget for one of the hottest new flavors in processed and prepared foods may have broken records for money not spent. After all, one whole graham cracker, half a Hershey bar and one large marshmallow have to ring up under a...
| Oct 25, 2009
While all Halloween candy worth devouring is packed with calories and refined sugar, some forms do less damage to the teeth than others. "Choose things that melt away and disappear in a short period," said pediatric dentist Lee Weinstein of Scottsdale,...
| Dec 14, 2010
Q: When did America's best chocolate move all of its operations to Illinois? My favorite, Scharffen Berger, started out in the Bay Area of San Francisco. But it no longer is made in California, only in Robinson, Ill. Can you tour the Robinson plant? Is...
| Jan 9, 2011
| 3:13 AM
Here are the best coupons and deals found in the Sunday Chicago Tribune for Jan. 9, 2011. After a long hiatus, there are great deals at CVS again this week, like cheap or moneymaking Electrasol Finish dishwasher tabs (depending on how many coupons you...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 9:32 AM
Consumer Reports tested cocoas from names like Ghirardelli and Godiva to classics like Hershey's and Swiss Miss and even an organic one from Dagoba.
Consumer Reports served up cocoa to its trained panelists. The testers looked at nutrition and calories,...
| Feb 6, 2011
| 12:59 PM
If you plan to get out of town Saturday, you'll have a difficult time if you don't take along a significant other. That's right. Because it's Valentine's Day weekend, which means everyone is coupling up — at least temporarily — to have a...
| Jan 19, 2010
Cadbury finally bowed Tuesday to a new, roughly $19-billion takeover bid by Kraft Foods Inc. after months of wrangling. Together, the two will challenge Virginia-based Mars Inc. as the world's largest candy company. Mars itself completed a massive $23-...
| Apr 14, 2010
I scream, you scream, the judges screamed for ice cream when they selected Sue Compton's recipe for the $1 Million Grand Prize. Compton's Mini Ice Cream Cookie Cups was named the grand prize winner in the 44th Pillsbury BakeâOff Contest. Right after...
| May 27, 2010
As unemployment continues to stay high and Wall Streetâs roller coaster has investors on edge, Americans -- particularly adults -- are gobbling up candy as a relatively cheap way to indulge themselves. According to the National Confectioners Assn.,...