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Pairing Chocolate With Wine

 

The combined bitter, sweet, fruity and occasionally acidic tastes in chocolate give it a really deep, indulgent flavour. When combining with wines, the result can be even deeper, rich and aromatic, but to achieve this, the wine you’re accompanying the chocolate with needs to be suitably as intense as the chocolate you’re using. Here are […]

Tempered Chocolate

 

In relation to last week’s blog about how chocolate snaps, we thought we’d give a more intricate, detailed look at why this happens and what differentiates high-quality chocolate from low-grade chocolate on closer inspection.

On a chemical level, chocolate is made up of crystals. There’s six, to be precise, and of them the most desirable crystals […]

The Chocolate Snap

A great way of knowing what kind of quality chocolate you’re eating or cooking with is by listening to the ‘snap’.

Sounds a bit weird, right? Well, when you break a piece of quality chocolate between your fingers you should be able to hear a definite snap – the higher the quality, the sharper the sound. […]