Blog: Chocolate mousetrap

Catherine Sleep | 18 July 2003

Inventors of a mousetrap that smells of chocolate say mice are drawn to that scent rather than to cheese, conventionally used in mousetraps. A type of plastic known as ABS is mixed by hand with chocolate essence and then moulded to look like a normal mousetrap.

The chocolate aroma is concentrated in the spring-loaded base which traps the mouse when it stands on it. After six months the aroma fades, but the trap can then be used with chocolate or cheese.

Just thought you flavour and fragrance guys out there might like to know of a new application for your technology.

New Scientist


just-food hits the UK's airwaves

The BBC turned to just-food today for insight on the price dispute between Tesco and Unilever....


Ranjit Boparan buys another UK business out of administration

Just weeks after buying UK turkey processor Bernard Matthews from administration, food tycoon Ranjit Boparan has struck a similar deal....


Tyson Foods investors left to chew over analyst claims

Shares in Tyson Foods slumped on Friday, closing down almost 9% after an analyst claimed a lawsuit facing the company could hit the US meat titan....

just-food homepage

Forgot your password?