Chocolate facts and Chocolaty Flavor

Chocolaty flavor with its rich, creamy, sweet, melt-in-the-mouth texture is one of the most popular tastes in global cuisine and is used in various countries. This dreamy taste is derived from chocolate, which in turn contains cocoa beans obtained from the Theobroma cacao tree. Chocolaty taste is used to add flavor to various dishes, cakes and sauces. Some of these include sauces such as mole, cakes such as rum chocolate cake and Black Forest Trifle Dessert and pies like Arizona Pecan Chocolate Rum Pie.

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Historical Facts about Chocolaty Food

Chocolaty flavor in food and drink has been used for several thousands of years especially in South American countries where the cocoa bean was first grown and used. The cocoa bean when it was first discovered by Europeans in the 16th century was used to create a chocolaty flavored drink. This drink soon became popular, and as the demand grew entire plantations were created to grow the cacao tree. Ever since the hard chocolate was invented in 1847 this flavor has grown in popularity and taken the world by storm.

Fresh Cacao from São Tomé & Príncipe

Chocolaty Food and Desserts

Chocolaty flavor can be used in various quantities in food. Some food can have an intense flavor from high concentration of chocolate, while others can have a milder flavor obtained by drizzling chocolate shavings as a dressing. Chocolaty desserts such as white chocolate mousse and dark chocolate fudge are great examples where this flavor is used in abundance.  Food such as salmon and white chocolate sauce, are examples where this taste is used in moderation in combination with meat and fish.

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Godiva White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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