Regardless of the event or season, the love for chocolate remains the same. Cocoa worship is gaining momentum despite all the crises and economic downturns. Chocolate lovers can refuse to go to a restaurant or buy a new thing, but save on their favorite treat? Never.
Very often, those who prefer high-quality chocolate, go to darker varieties. They take into account only the percentage of cocoa content, and believe that the more, the better and better. Percent displays only the total amount of cocoa beans in chocolate in relation to weight. Usually a higher percentage suggests a more pronounced and less sweet taste. However, they overlook the fact that it is not only cocoa percentages, but the overall quality of the product distinguishes good chocolate from excellent.
Milk chocolate should consist of grated cocoa at least 10 percent by weight. Modern chocolate makers are gradually moving to recipes that contain more grated cocoa, which gives more chocolate flavor and less sweetness.
Despite the special attention to dark chocolate varieties, milk chocolate is still the most popular. His fans can be satisfied, as more and more variations become available on the market. Chocolate is available with various additives (nuts, coconut, caramel, mint, crisps), in different types, forms and packages. What to look for when choosing a high-quality chocolate?
Nice gloss. The surface of the chocolate should be uniform and one color.
Unique flavor. Before you try, rub a piece of chocolate with your finger, warming it. So you smell it. Milk chocolate most often smells like milk, cream, caramel or malt.
Crucial moment. The way chocolate breaks is the key to its texture. Milk chocolate bars break with a softer sound than dark chocolate, since the milk and butter contained in milk chocolate makes the texture itself softer.
Silk taste in mouth. Premium chocolate should melt in your mouth. Wax or sandy taste sensations are unacceptable.
Taste. This is the last quality criterion of chocolate. Each manufacturer has its own secrets of making chocolate, its own recipe, and, accordingly, its own taste of this delicacy.
Do not forget that first of all you should like the taste of chocolate, and not the label on it!