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About Chocolate Truffles

 

“Whosoever says truffle, utters a grand word, which awakens erotic and gastronomic ideas…”

Jean-Anthelem Brillat-Savarin (1755 – 1826)
French magistrate and gastronome

Chocolate, nowadays, is eaten world-wide in various solid forms such as chocolate bars, chocolate moulds, filled chocolates, cake decorations etc. However, possibly the most luxurious form of all is the chocolate truffle which, just like its […]

Chocolate and Passion

 

“Chocolate, of course, is the stuff of which fantasies are made. Rich, dark, velvety-smooth fantasies that develop the senses and stir the passions. Chocolate is madness; Chocolate is delight”.

Judith Olney
American Chef

 

Chocolate … the gastronomic temptress! Chocolate tempts us with its rich, seductive flavour, its thick creamy texture and its power to soothe our minds. It […]

About White Chocolate

Soft, smooth and deliciously creamy…

White chocolate is, for the most part, dismissed by connoisseurs as not being real chocolate and is said, because it contains no cocoa solids (or cocoa liquor), to only vaguely resemble chocolate.

It does, however, have its own delicious, creamy and different flavour, and remains extremely popular, with a serious and committed […]

About Milk Chocolate

richly seductive & velvety smooth

Milk chocolate, decadent and delicious, remains, unsurprisingly, the most popular variety of chocolate in the world!

The production of milk chocolate, as we know it today, was first perfected in Switzerland in 1875 when sweetened condensed milk, instead of water, was added to chocolate, resulting in a much sweeter, smoother taste than […]

About Dark Chocolate

richly seductive & velvety smooth

Classic dark chocolate, produced by traditional methods, still remains the preferred choice of chocolate connoisseurs and aficionados.

Also referred to as “bittersweet” or “semisweet”, good dark chocolate contains a high percentage of cocoa solids, resulting in the wonderful and intense aroma that sets off stimuli and reaches the taste sensors of your […]

The Story of Chocolate

“The devine drink, which builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A cup of this precious drink permits a man to walk for a whole day without food”
Montezuma (1480 – 1520)
Aztec Emporor

 

 

 

Chocolate is made from cocoa, which comes from the cocoa bean. This is fruit-like pod that grows on the cocoa tree, also known as […]

Chocolate Dictionary

MELIE CHOCOLAT
Chocolatier of discerning quality; suppliers of fine continental chocolates.

BLOOM
A dull, white film appearing on the surface of chocolate. This is either due to re-crystallised sugar, caused by excess humidity, or fat caused by temperature fluctuations. Neither of these have much affect on the taste.

CHOCOLATE
Chocolate is the product that is made from the roasted […]

Chocolate Quotes

“I came into this world with a relish for life and its gifts, and chocolate happens to be on of the most tempting that one can possibly imagine.”
Jeanne Bourin French writer“Chocolate is heavenly, mellow, sensual, deep. Dark, sumptuous, gratifying, potent, dense, creamy, seductive, suggestive, rich, excessive, silky, smooth, luxurious, celestial … Chocolate is downfall, happiness, […]

Tasting Chocolate

Most people would agree that nothing tastes quite as good as chocolate, often referred to as the ‘Food Of The Gods’. Few people, however, really ‘taste’ chocolate … in the way, for example, that wine is tasted for its aroma and bouquet. Whilst chocolate differs from wine in that it is a solid and does […]

How Chocolate is Made

The cocoa bean, which is the main ingredient of chocolate, is the seed from the fruit-like pod of the cocoa tree, also known as Theobroma Cacao.
The cocoa tree is a tall, thin evergreen, and a native species of the rainforests of Central America. It grows in the tropics, in a band that stretches approximately twenty […]