Is there a 'choc doc' in the house?

London - Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house?

Cambridge University in England is seeking a doctoral student to pursue what sounds like the sweetest job in the world: studying the fundamentals of chocolate.

The research goal, according to the job description, is to identify ways of keeping chocolate-based food from melting in warm climates. That's a challenge given that even the best-quality chocolate starts going soft around 34°C, below human body temperature.

A solution could fatten the profits of the world's top 10 chocolate companies, which last year posted confectionary sales exceeding $85bn.

Only European Union citizens can apply for the post under the direction of experts in chemical engineering, geotechnical engineering and soft matter physics.

- AP
Mark Russell 2014-08-17 05:53:17 PM
Is there a spell checker in the house for this editor and writer?
Gavin J Dandridge 2014-08-17 06:39:37 PM
I lived in Ghana in the 1990's and all the street vendors sold chocolate slabs that didn't melt. They are huge coco growers and this was a local product. I'm sure I ate a slab a day.