How to Taste Chocolate Guide
YOUR CHOCOLATE TASTING GUIDE
Ever wondered how you can taste chocolate like an expert? These tips will elevate your chocolate tasting experience.
First: Start With Good Chocolate
Finding good chocolate can be a challenge if you don’t live in places like NYC or San Francisco. Organic and specialty stores carry a lot of decent chocolate, which is like going from boxed wine to $10 table wine. Better, but still not great. That's why we started our dark chocolate club!
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The brands and craft makers we carry have been vetted, taste tested, and are in a class of their own. Sure, prices double from $4 to $9-11 a bar, but when considered in comparison to other “best” tastes in the world, this is an incredible deal.
The best wine or whiskey in the world may cost you hundreds, or even thousands of dollars. The best cut of steak can go from $8 to $60 quickly. As of right now chocolate has a much smaller cap, the best bars can be had for $12-$20.
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What ingredients does this chocolate maker use? Two ingredients (cacao, sugar) is ideal for some but certainly not mandatory. What is the maker’s story? What percentage are you eating? Where did the cocoa beans come from?
Chocolate is made from cacao which is a fruit! And chocolate from Belize will taste very different from chocolate with beans from Madagascar. The chocolate bar will even look different from a brighter reddish brown to a deep dark brown depending on where the fruit comes from.
Try Different Origins!
Trying bars made with beans from different countries, will give you a range of flavors and help you determine what you like —just as you would with wine. Malbec or Pinot Noir? Fruit forward Madagascar or nutty Ecuador?
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This was so wonderful, it is such a luxury to be able to rely on someone else to select chocolate for me. It is how I learn about chocolate that I have never had before. There is only one other chocolate company that comes close to Bar & Cocoa. This is an excellent value, I have a small serving almost daily and I could see this lasting several months or more.
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Their customer service was fantastic. Their packaging of their chocolates is unbelievable. And the chocolates them selves are really really really delicious. Great gift for the chocolate lovers.
Bar & Cocoa always have a great variety of chocolates. Great customer service and shipping in plenty of time for Christmas. They are always are go to in purchasing good chocolate.
Packaging was perfect and quick delivery.
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Bar & Cocoa is the premier purveyor of exceptional craft chocolates from award winning chocolate makers. We hand pick exceptional makers.
Ethics is a key ingredient to the world’s best chocolate. Our selection supports a supply chain that is more transparent than fair trade — and tastier!
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We showcase chocolate crafted from fine quality cacao. You can taste the uniqueness and complexity of different origins, unlike mass-produced chocolate.