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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]