How to Select Great Chocolate

How to Select Great Chocolate
I thought I knew chocolate, but then I got a chocolate education.  Here are a few tips on how to select a premium chocolate bar:

Small List of Quality Ingredients
Any good product starts with quality ingredients.  Good chocolate bars will a maximum of six things:

  • Cocoa liquor or cocoa mass — the actual “chocolate” from the cocoa bean
  • Cocoa butter — the other part of the cocoa bean, which lends creaminess to the bar
  • Sugar
  • Natural Vanilla
  • Soya lecithin — this is a natural emulsifier
  • Milk or milk powder — if you are looking for a milk chocolate

  • Some chocolate producers are leaving out vanilla, soya lecithin and/or cocoa butter because they say it interferes with the true flavor in the chocolate.  This is not to say that all chocolate bars with the list of items above will all be “premium.”   Over-processed cocoa removes the delicate flavors and many health benefits from the cocoa bean.

    Ingredients To Avoid When Selecting Good Chocolate:

  • Dutch (processed, Alkalized) cocoa
  • Palm kernel oil or any other processed fat
  • Vanillin – an artificial flavoring

  • Tantalize your taste buds with our current chocolate selection at Drexelius Chocolates and start enjoying the good stuff today!

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    2 Responses to How to Select Great Chocolate

    1. I am so glad you shared this and now know more about my very favorite food in the world! 🙂

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