Read all about an upcoming trend of the symbiosis of chocolate with local Chinese delicacies. If local Chinese brands pick up on this trend, they will have a golden opportunity for market dominance. And this could well be the final breakthrough in average Chinese acceptance of chocolate as a daily consumable item. Read all aboutContinue reading “Golden Opportunity for Chinese Chocolate Brands”
Author Archives: stefan struik
Interview about the Elfia festival (Dutch spoken)
Kidnapped by an airline
Before I suddenly found myself in a remote prison in Cambodia, I was kidnapped. Not by a confused man, not by ISIS but back in 2016 by a company, an airline company; and even worse: one of the highest-rated airline businesses in the world, Qatar Airways. To put nice things first: I always had excellentContinue reading “Kidnapped by an airline”
My name is Kirk, James Kirk
Is seeking the final frontier and trying to cross it, seeking the love that will absorb all boundaries, seeking the power that will unify us all, the ultimate message of the best sci-fi series of all time?
from misplaced sexual obsession about Furries to Furries as a form of art.
Holland will be great again… some day
We built ships to sail out and discover the world. If we could defeat Spain, the biggest empire in the Western world, then for sure we could achieve much more. But where did it go wrong for us in the 21st century?
Stop poisoning your body!
You want to eat healthily and honestly. But not everybody wants to give up on sweets. In the last fifty years, we tripled our consumption of sugar. Tripled! All Americans are weighing now 12 kilos more than they did 25 years ago. One of the main reasons was the anti-fat rage. And the food industryContinue reading “Stop poisoning your body!”
Vietnam: sipping and gossiping
Last week I went on a Saturday morning in district 7 of Ho Chi Minh City to a coffee shop that was opened only three weeks before. It was 9 o’clock in the morning, and the place was packed. If this were the only coffee shop in the neighborhood, I wouldn’t have been surprised, butContinue reading “Vietnam: sipping and gossiping”
C’est la vie? No way!
Yesterday I flew back to Phnom Penh from a one day trip to Singapore. Next to me sat Abhinav, an Indian finance manager of Mondelez. Mondelez is at the moment the largest company in the confectionery industry. Kraft and Cadbury joined forces in 2012, and this giant rose up. Apparently with a lot of internalContinue reading “C’est la vie? No way!”
Sorry, it is cacao, not cocoa
Until 1755 British people spoke of cacao, just like the rest of the world. So, why did they change their pronunciation of this magical food? How popular was chocolate actually in 1755? Probably more widespread than you would have expected. Nobody had ever seen a chocolate bar yet. That would still take another hundred years.Continue reading “Sorry, it is cacao, not cocoa”