Flavor of the Month: Chocolate
Chocolate is a complex flavor, containing over 200 different flavor compounds. While the type and mixture of cocoa beans that go into a chocolate bar play a role in determining the final flavor, chocolate is the kind of food where its taste is influenced by how it’s made rather than what it’s made of. The chocolate-making process varies among types of chocolate (milk, dark, bittersweet, etc.), but also depends on the style of the chocolate maker. So while the general principles and chemical processes at each step remain the same, chocolate-making is a delicious art form. Read more…
Photo credit: Eli Duke (eliduke/Flickr)

Flavor of the Month: Chocolate

Chocolate is a complex flavor, containing over 200 different flavor compounds. While the type and mixture of cocoa beans that go into a chocolate bar play a role in determining the final flavor, chocolate is the kind of food where its taste is influenced by how it’s made rather than what it’s made of. The chocolate-making process varies among types of chocolate (milk, dark, bittersweet, etc.), but also depends on the style of the chocolate maker. So while the general principles and chemical processes at each step remain the same, chocolate-making is a delicious art form. Read more…

Photo credit: Eli Duke (eliduke/Flickr)