December 5, 2012
Q: Kimberly, I love chocolate! Is it possible to eat it on a regular basis without totally ruining my diet? - J. Moss A: Absolutely. In fact, you can eat a piece of chocolate every day and still lose weight, no problem. The key, as always, is portion control. One ounce of plain chocolate per day will cost you about 150 calories. Other chocolate candies' calorie counts vary. A York Peppermint Patty is 150 calories. But one of my favorites, a piece of premium Godiva chocolate, is 250 calories.
November 27, 2009 |
If the cynics had been right a year ago, no one would be heading to Boscov's today for a box of Godiva chocolates, a Snuggie, a Holiday Barbie, or anything at all. That's because all 39 Boscov's stores would be out of business, just another carcass at the side of Recession Road. Not the survivor that made it to Black Friday 2009. The odds were against the Reading company when it went bankrupt just weeks before last fall's stock market crash. There was, conventional wisdom said, no realistic way to rescue its thousands of regional employees, dozens of stores, or century-old legacy.
July 2, 2009 |
There is a real Max Brenner behind the new Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man , the cocoa-licious restaurant/cafe/retail store/theme park/shrine opening this week at 1500 Walnut St. (215-344-8150), on 15th Street around the corner from Butcher & Singer. At least he's sort of real. The chocolatier was born Oded Brenner in Israel 41 years ago and adopted the given name of company cofounder Max Fichtman. His philosophy is that chocolate is meant to be a full sensory experience, and that by their nature, restaurants are like theater.
December 21, 2007 |
Campbell Soup Co. has thought for a while that V-8 juice and high-priced, premium-quality chocolate don't particularly go well together, and yesterday it announced a deal to sell its Godiva Chocolatier Inc. unit to a Turkish candy- and cookie-maker. The Camden company said it agreed to sell Godiva, a holdover from the days when it was a more diversified food company, to Yildiz Holding A.S., based in Istanbul, for $850 million. Campbell, which has owned Godiva since 1974, put it up for sale in August, saying it wanted to concentrate on making V-8, soup and snacks.
August 10, 2007 |
Campbell Soup Co. said yesterday that it might sell its Godiva Chocolatier business to focus more sharply on soups, baked snacks, and vegetable-based beverages. The possible sale of Godiva, which the Camden company brought to the United States from Belgium in 1966, comes at a time of fast growth in premium-chocolate sales. That means bidding could be lively, perhaps topping $1 billion, though recent credit problems took some fizz out of the private-equity market and could hold down the price.
September 12, 2006 |
When I was in my mid-20s, I met a woman in her 40s who quaintly confessed to being a "chocoholic. " At the time, I thought she was simply putting a positive spin on her penchant for a nutritionally incorrect food. But then I witnessed her consume a box of Godiva one day. Wow. It was a safe bet that anything chocolate - cookies, candy, cake - would make a welcome gift or treat for her. Unless, of course, she was "off chocolate. " The first time I heard that expression, I wondered if it meant she would toss out her Pepperidge Farm Milanos, much the way a recovering alcoholic would discard leftover Stoli.
June 20, 2001
By Lisa B. Samalonis You know spring is slipping into summer when the line at the local drive-up ice cream stand stretches onto the road. Men, women and lots of children stand under the bright parking-lot lights during the evening, swatting mosquitoes and patiently waiting their turn. Well, maybe not all so patiently. Boys and girls shuffle from side to side in their sneakers and tug on a parent's arm. "Is it my turn yet? How about now?" In the afternoon, the ice cream truck loops around the housing development and awakens napping children.
February 13, 2001 |
Call me heartless, an unromantic, insensitive grouch, but I hate Valentine's Day. There, I said it. I boldly write the words so many men are scared to utter in public, especially around their women. I boldly stand up to the marketing firepower of Hallmark, American Greetings, FTD, Zales and Godiva (16 truffles in a heart-shaped box, $30) - and risk the outrage of millions of females who expect a token of love from their man tomorrow. Valentine's Day is a sham, perpetuated by self-serving corporations and sopped up by our commodity-driven culture.
September 6, 2000 |
Dessert entrepreneur Ann Bartholomay has plans for making the world a sweeter place. She envisions people across the country enjoying her fancy pastries in Annie B's Cafes, shelling out premium prices for such confections as harlequin shortbread, tangerine cream puffs, and white-chocolate macadamia-nut tarts. In essence, she says, she wants to do for pastries what Starbucks did for coffee and Godiva for chocolate. "We're carving out a niche of high-end pastries," said Bartholomay.
January 17, 1997 |
Today's the day we finally learn the fate of Conrail, right? Wrong. Even though Conrail shareholders are to vote today on whether to clear the way for their company to merge with transportation giant CSX Corp., company officials say they won't immediately announce an outcome. The official count may not be available until Monday, a Conrail spokesman said. At the meeting, shareholders could also decide to keep open the possibility of Conrail eventually merging with Norfolk Southern Railroad.