What is a good chocolate
Are you eating a good chocolate? How to identify the quality of a chocolate?
We all love chocolate
How is chocolate made?
Single origin chocolate
Understanding the importance of Cocoa butter
The more cocoa butter your chocolate has, the richer chocolate it is. When you are purchasing chocolate for baking, check the cocoa butter contains in the chocolate base.
What is a couverture chocolate?
What is a compound chocolate
Not just when you are purchasing baking chocolate, but also when you are purchasing cocoa powder, make sure to check if the powder has cocoa butter or not.
Tempering the chocolate
Usually, good chocolate is made by tempering (you may search on Google and YouTube), perfectly tempered chocolate gives a very good glossy and attractive finish. When you snap good chocolate it should be cracked with a snap with easiness. Non-tempered chocolates or compound chocolates don't give you that experience.
Glossy finish & Snap
Good chocolate usually has a nice glossy finishing because it comes only from perfect tempering, and tempering is made for only couverture chocolate. Good chocolate can be broken with a snap and a nice crack sound, this is another way of finding if the one is good chocolate or not.
How to consume a chocolate?
When you consume a bar of chocolate, the best way is not to chew it, but melt the chocolate while keeping it between your tongue and jaw. Which gives you a good experience of chocolate and is best practice to protect your teeth. When you finish the chocolate, you should not feel that the chocolate is left in your throat like you consumed a wax.
Trust big companies
We always recommend you to go with well-branded chocolate manufacturers, it's believed that they are in the market for a very long time because they have been producing quality chocolate. Check their licenses and experience in chocolate making.
On this page, we tried to discuss and give you the knowledge about chocolate. You may understand and judge yourself to identify what is good chocolate.