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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]