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Choosing Between Good Chocolates and Cheap Chocolates

May 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 166

When looking for chocolates, there are so many things that you need to consider. The primary determining factor should be the quality of the chocolate. It ought to be noted that chocolates are not made in the same way, and in most cases, there is a big correlation between price and quality. However, this does not mean that you ought to always buy the most expensive ones.

High quality chocolates often have higher quantities of cocoa butter and solids, which make them a lot more costly than chocolates with inferior quality. Therefore, when selecting chocolates, you need to consider their price closely, because chocolates that are extremely cheap are often not of very good quality.

The process of selection should be mainly based on all your senses. It is often advisable that you do not start by tasting the chocolate. Rather, it is advisable that you closely examine the chocolate before you get down to tasting it. The best chocolate is often the one that has a glossy look and has no blemishes. Therefore, in case the chocolate is not smooth, this might be an indicator that it is of inferior quality. In addition, if the chocolate is gray or scarred, this could be an indication that it is old or has been involved in poor handling.

The next thing to do when testing a chocolate for its quality is to break it. High quality chocolate often breaks easily. But if it bends or crumbles, this is a signal that it is either old or is of poor quality. It is also notable that the chocolate has a smell that is recognizable easily. A good chocolate bar will always smell like chocolate. You should try to smell the bar by running your finger over it and then smelling your finger. In case, the bar smells like vanilla or other ingredients, it is clear that it's not high quality bar.

If a chocolate seems good to you by its appearance, you can test it by tasting it. When tasting the chocolate, do not just eat it; pay a lot more attention to how the chocolate actually melts in your mouth and how it impacts your taste buds. A good chocolate will always be very smooth and velvety when it's in your mouth. On the other hand, if it feels sandy or waxy, it is a low quality chocolate.

Overall, there are many chocolate brands in market, but not all of them are of high quality. Good chocolates are often a bit more expensive than poor ones. Therefore, you should not always opt for cheap ones if you really want to enjoy a real chocolate taste.

For more information about good chocolates, please visit The Chocolate Book.

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