How to Chop Chocolate


Before you melt your chocolate, you will want it in small, uniform pieces. Some brands of chocolate can be purchased in wafer sizes or bite-sized bars that don’t require chopping. However, if you buy large bars of chocolate or bulk chocolate, you will need to chop it before melting, so that it will melt evenly […]

How to Savor Chocolate – Enjoying the Experience of Tasting


Tasting chocolate for pleasure results in wonderful discoveries.  It truly is an excellent way to explore and expand your preferences.   For certain, no two people taste flavors or grasp textures in the same way. An excellent way to experience chocolate is to taste one type of chocolate at a time, for example, bittersweet chocolate, […]

Tips for Melting Chocolate


Melting chocolate is not the same as tempering chocolate, although melting is a necessary step in the tempering process. Melting chocolate can be accomplished in a microwave or over a hot-water bath. There are a few fundamental guidelines to successfully melting chocolate: Make sure the chocolate is chopped into uniform pieces to ensure even melting. […]

Hosting A Chocolate Tasting Party


Chocolate can be one of the most delightful tasting experiences.  It is best enjoyed when eaten slowly and savored to appreciate its complexity.  Hosting a tasting party can best provide an environment to thoroughly enjoy the tastes, along with having a wonderful time with friends.  A party can be conducted much in the same way […]