Scientists have determined the complete DNA sequence of the tree that produces cocoa beans, an accomplishment that is expected to speed up efforts to assure a stable supply of chocolate that is not only better-tasting, but healthier. The only problem? Two major chocolate companies, Hershey & Mars, are trying to lay claim to figuring it out. The bonus is that cocoa farmers, candy companies and chocolate lovers will benefit from having two sequences of different varieties of cacao that can be compared.
Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain.