Cacao has been a celebrated for hundreds of years, since the Mayan civilization named it, "Fruit of the Gods." Mayans and Aztecs drank cacao as a ritual and during celebrations. It was prepared as a frothy beverage with other herbs and spices.
Fast forward to present day, we find chocolate in everything from cereals to cakes. We find chocolate in everything because there are some major companies that control huge volumes of cacao, they buy low quality cacao from farmers that don't make a lot of money producing it and add a lot of sugar and other ingredients that you probably can't pronounce.
What is the difference between a mass produced chocolate and single origin dark chocolate? For companies like us at indi chocolate, who make bean to bar chocolate, we start with the cacao bean. We roast the bean ourselves and choose cacao that has great flavor to start out with. There are a couple major differences between massed produced chocolate and single origin dark chocolate:
After understanding the differences in mass produced chocolate vs. single origin chocolate it is time to learn how to practice a full sensory chocolate tasting experience.
How to taste Chocolate:
Remember there are no wrong answers. The purpose of taking the time to identify what you are tasting is to build an appreciation for chocolate or the food that you are consuming. It is about learning to enjoy what you are eating, where it comes from and the craft behind the flavor.
What are the health benefits from eating cacao?Studies have shown that cacao is said to have:
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