February 13, 2014 |
Ford has teamed up with 3D System to create tiny, chocolate versions of the new 2015 Mustang. The small, sugar-filled Mustangs are the first 3-D-printed cars that can be eaten, the companies claim. 3D Systems and Ford created the chocolaty confections as part of Valentine's Day-themed marketing for the 2015 Mustang, which was announced in December and will go on sale in late 2014. Meanwhile, 3D Systems has built a reputation for itself in the 3-D printing world thanks to the ChefJet, a 3-D printer announced in January that can make objects in chocolate, vanilla, mint, sour apple, cherry or watermelon flavor.
January 28, 2014 |
It's late January, so unless there's a version of April Fools' Day this month, Crest isn't kidding when it said Tuesday it has introduced a line of toothpaste with flavors that include chocolate and vanilla. A team of Procter & Gamble in-house "flavorists" developed the line of flavored toothpaste, the company said. With names like Mint Chocolate Trek, Vanilla Mint Spark and Lime Spearmint Zest, the toothpastes are touted to have the same cavity protection and cleaning qualities of conventional toothpaste. "Crest is always looking at trends to develop products that give consumers a unique yet effective experience,” said Rishi Dhingra, Procter & Gamble's marketing director.
January 17, 2014 |
Some day, the Hershey chocolate you eat may come in all sorts of weird shapes and sizes. The Hershey Co. this week announced it has agreed to a multiyear partnership with 3D Systems, a company known for building a 3D printer capable of creating objects out of foods, including chocolate. "Whether it's creating a whole new form of candy or developing a new way to produce it, we embrace new technologies such as 3D printing as a way to keep moving our timeless confectionery treats into the future,” said William Papa, The Hershey Co.'s chief research and development officer, in a statement . PHOTOS: Top 10 tech gadgets we want to see in 2014 Hershey is the first major food company to jump into 3D printing and it could pay off for the chocolate maker should 3D-printed confectioneries take off. 3D Systems gained some attention earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show where it showcased the ChefJet, which was printing chocolate objects at the electronics convention.
December 12, 2013 |
She may no longer be the new girl, but Zooey Deschanel seems to be having some luck making her persona as an awards girl stick. The 33-year-old actress, who headlines the Fox comedy "New Girl," scored her second Golden Globe nomination when the selections were announced Thursday morning. But getting the news to Deschanel nearly required a wacky "New Girl-ish" plan -- she had left her phone in her trailer while shooting the forthcoming post-Super Bowl episode. "I've been up for 20 hours, I'm not fully alive," Deschanel joked.
October 30, 2013 |
When I saw gluten-free Joe-Joe's chocolate sandwich cookies on my last trip to Trader Joe's, I thought I'd check out some chocolate options. I easily found six in supermarkets. They're all pretty good, and some are much better than that. As is often the case, it's the consistency that differentiates these gluten-free baked foods from those made with wheat flour. But the chocolate helps. It's a strong flavor and helps to compensate for flavors our palates might not be accustomed to. Of course, for people with celiac disease, that's a small price to pay, when the tiniest bit of gluten can mean a week or more of illness.
September 16, 2013 |
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg says when a new cargo ship arrives this weekend at the International Space Station, she'll be unwrapping the chocolate. Like soldiers and college students everywhere, Nyberg gets excited about care packages from home. She told Associated Press that something freshly baked would be better, but she'll settle for chocolate. Her husband, astronaut Douglas Hurley, arranged to have the package stowed aboard the Cygnus. It's the debut of the space station delivery service by Virginia's Orbital Sciences Corp.