A Church of Scotland parish church will be bathed in chocolate for Lent on Sunday 7 March. But as well as the sweetness, there's a more serious message about sacrificial service of others being the true 'reason for the season'.
Campaigners against global human trafficking and labour exploitation have welcomed the announcement from a major British manufacturer this week that its best known chocolate bars are now to go Fairtrade.
Dubble, the Fairtrade chocolate people, have come up with this fantastic new product to support Red Nose Day. When you buy a bag of excellent, fairly traded Mini Red Noses, 10% gets donated to Comic Relief. Get yours here
Swiss chocolatier Blaise Poyet believes he has captured the essence of the Protestant reformer Jean Calvin in special chocolate pralines he created to mark the 500th anniversary of the religious figure who made his mark on European history.
In the brutality of the crucifixion, the political and religious order that put Jesus to death was laid bare. But the church has sweetened and sanitised its saviour far more than chocolatiers can ever do, says Jonathan Bartley.