Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sep 30 '12

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Chocolate is A Delicate Flower

When cocoa butter or chocolate cools and solidifies, there are a number of different crystal structures that the fat particles can form. Unfortunately for chocolate manufacturers only one of these types of crystal is stable and give the lovely shine and “snap” characteristic of good quality chocolate. If you’re making chocolates it’s important to use […]

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Sep 28 '12

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What is Chocolate Liquor?

Not to be confused with Chocolate Liqueur. Chocolate liquor (cocoa liquor) is pure chocolate in its liquid form. Like the cocoa beans (nibs) from which it is produced, it contains both cocoa solids and cocoa butter in roughly equal proportion. It is produced from cocoa beans that have been fermented, dried, roasted, and separated from their skins. The beans are ground into cocoa mass (cocoa paste). The mass is […]

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Sep 26 '12

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Cocoa Powder is Just Cocoa Beans with Most of The Fat Removed

Before I actually worked with chocolate, I’d always considered anything made with cocoa powder to be inferior to products made with real chocolate. But the thing is, all the flavour is in the cocoa powder part and the cocoa butter (or fat) is pretty bland. The cocoa butter provides that lovely melt in the mouth […]

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Sep 25 '12

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Why you should never use a Chocolate Fountain Outside.

I know you’re thinking this sounds like a wonderful idea. but take my word for it. DON’T DO IT! I have done hundreds of Chocolate Fountains and about 20 of them outside and out of those 20 chocolate fountains I would say 3 of them never got dirty. All the others it was horrible.So there’s nothing […]

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Sep 22 '12

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Chocolate Contains Antioxidants

Chocolate contains antioxidants such as phenolics and flavonoids which can be beneficial to our health. One study has shown that cocoa has a higher antioxidant capacity than green tea and red wine. Different chocolates and cocoas contain different levels of antioxidants, however, so best to choose higher quality chocolates and natural cocoa powders which haven’t been ‘ alkalized’ (treated with […]

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Sep 22 '12

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Pink Chocolate Fountain

A  PINK Chocolate Fountain for Singles party last night at the Haas Building in the penthouse. It was a great event last night and the women were going crazy over the Pink Chocolate Fountain. This is a unique and fun party Idea for any type of event and we can color mix most colors. We […]

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