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How to Taste Chocolate

September 17, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

According to TCHO, there are 6 requirements for tasting chocolate:

1) Look for a consistent color and shiny finish on your chocolate; this signifies well-crafted chocolate.

2) Listen for a clean, bright snap wheh you break your chocolate; this is an indicator of good tempering.

3) Smell is a significant determinant to taste; gently rub a piece then inhale deeply and note the aromas (memories of French Kiss are coming to mind – but that was wine, in France…ooh, la, la).

4) Taste by placing the chocolate on your tongue without biting into it (very hard to do in my experience); let it soften to release the flavors.

5) Feel the chocolate’s texture in your mouth; it should melt evenly and feel smooth and silky.

6) Aftertaste, or the “finish”, can sometimes be very different from the initial flavor you tasted; as the chocolate melts on your tongue, notice how it changes.


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  1. Anoushka
    September 22, 2009 at 12:13

    Hope it’s fair trade chocolate.

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