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Posts tagged ‘cocoa beans’

23
Dec

Green and Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate

Most people have strong opinions about chocolate with the majority preferring milk over dark chocolate but times are changing. Americans consume about  12 pounds per person annually which equates to about a pound a month or 4 ounces a week. That may seem like a lot of chocolate but the Swiss consume nearly twice that amount which makes me feel less guilty when I tear the wrapper off my favorite candy bar – Green & Black’s Organic Dark 85% Cacao Bar. A 3.5 ounce bar molded into thirty small rectangles easy to break apart, this bar of chocolate is best enjoyed slowly by allowing a small piece to melt in your mouth releasing intensely flavored dark chocolate that will render you unable to speak lest the chocolate flavor subside. Read more »

10
Feb

The Chocolate Source

There is no big mystery to chocolate except how luscious it tastes in every form.  As with most creations, the quality of the ingredients – cocoa beans, butter, cream, sugar, and the endless selection of nuts, fruits, and products mixed with the chocolate – matter;  the higher the quality, the better the flavor. Some chocolatiers go so far as to grow and roast their own beans, while others purchase high quality chocolates and blend them. We all have our preferences: milk, dark, and even white chocolate although some connoisseurs do not consider white chocolate to be “real” chocolate.  In any form, most of those that indulge agree that chocolate is simply delicious. Read more »