Dark chocolates – Nestle European Chocolate http://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 17:45:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-2021-08-02T191753.945.png Dark chocolates – Nestle European Chocolate http://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/ 32 32 The Trader Joe’s Caramel Center Lava Cake is ‘ridiculously easy’ to make https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/the-trader-joes-caramel-center-lava-cake-is-ridiculously-easy-to-make/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 13:54:00 +0000 https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/the-trader-joes-caramel-center-lava-cake-is-ridiculously-easy-to-make/ Couples dining out can still find the classic dessert on many menus. Even the happiest place on earth, disney, does he have. There are a plethora of recipes online for lava cakes, ranging from complex to simple. microwave cakes. Home cooks at all skill levels can find one that matches their cooking skills. In a […]]]>

Couples dining out can still find the classic dessert on many menus. Even the happiest place on earth, disney, does he have. There are a plethora of recipes online for lava cakes, ranging from complex to simple. microwave cakes. Home cooks at all skill levels can find one that matches their cooking skills.

In a recent post from pirate of life, two Trader Joe’s products have been combined to create the simplest version of the dessert. Starting with the “Blondie Bar Baking Mix”, the batter is placed in six ramekins like their siblings before receiving a single “Dark Chocolate Covered Caramel” placed in the middle of the cake to form the lava. Although a blondie is different from a brownie, (more vanilla than chocolate), the combination works, and frankly, we don’t see why you couldn’t substitute a brownie mix if you needed a solution. more chocolate. Using a boxed mix as a base lets you play with different flavor combinations, substituting different chocolates for the center.

Home cooks who still think it’s too much work, fear not because you can also buy a lava cake kit or buy one premade and frozen at Trader Joe’s. Despite the reviews, there’s a reason we’re still talking about a dessert that went viral long before social media because it hits all the right notes — hot, cold, gooey, mushy, and chocolatey.

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Is this the best chocolatier in Leeds? | Chocolate https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/is-this-the-best-chocolatier-in-leeds-chocolate/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/is-this-the-best-chocolatier-in-leeds-chocolate/ I was dropped at the edge of an industrial estate, just on the outskirts of town, in search of what appears to be Leeds’ only artisan chocolatier – lauden Chocolate. I think that’s how niche crime thrillers start. But I find Lauden’s unit and no blood is spilled. I meet Stephen Trigg, who, with his […]]]>

I was dropped at the edge of an industrial estate, just on the outskirts of town, in search of what appears to be Leeds’ only artisan chocolatier – lauden Chocolate. I think that’s how niche crime thrillers start. But I find Lauden’s unit and no blood is spilled. I meet Stephen Trigg, who, with his wife, Sun, ran a very successful chocolate factory, supplying great Michelin-starred restaurants and British Airways first-class passengers.

Stephen is the UK Chocolate Master and later this year will represent the UK and Ireland in the Chocolate Master final. He looks perfectly happy, but it’s deeply selfish, I say, not to have a downtown store in the Victoria Quarter or the Corn Exchange.

I taste a lot of his chocolate. The filled chocolates, from £7, are, unsurprisingly, masterful and beautiful. There are plenty of fruit flavored centers that even I, the opposite of fruit centers, find divine (orange was my favorite). Then, I fell in love with a Bonbon Rhum Diplomatico Vanille from the range of rum and whiskey pairingsfrom £7.

There is a jar of caramelized blond hazelnuts in the collection, £11.90, which will be a must for any nut lover (182 days). The spread£7.95, is mature, dark and nutty with a final salty sing.

Lauden also has a healthy whey protein snack bar (a vegan version also available), £4, packed with Medjool dates and nuts. The balance is perfect and it is absolutely the best ever.

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We can totally connect with Masaba Gupta’s Chocolate Sacrifice, can you? https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/we-can-totally-connect-with-masaba-guptas-chocolate-sacrifice-can-you/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 07:23:05 +0000 https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/we-can-totally-connect-with-masaba-guptas-chocolate-sacrifice-can-you/ From sweating it out in the gym to adopting healthy eating habits, fashion designer Masaba Gupta is an inspiration to many. And, she is keen to share tips with her fans on Instagram. We all agree that a toned and fit body is not easy. And no one knows that better than Masaba. His latest […]]]>

From sweating it out in the gym to adopting healthy eating habits, fashion designer Masaba Gupta is an inspiration to many. And, she is keen to share tips with her fans on Instagram. We all agree that a toned and fit body is not easy. And no one knows that better than Masaba. His latest Instagram Stories are proof of this. The designer confided in her last food sacrifice. No, she wasn’t talking about slices of pizza or a portion of fries. She’s talking about two chocolate cubes. “The sacrifices (having to eat 2 pieces instead of 4),” the fashion designer captioned the photo, featuring two chocolate cubes resting on the side of a plate.

(Also read: Revealed! Masaba Gupta shares his healthy diet and indulgences; take notes)

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Well, if you’re wondering why even those two slices? Let us tell you that chocolates, after all, are not unhealthy. Although gorging on chocolates is not recommended, consciously including them in your diet can have a range of health benefits.

(Also read: Masaba Gupta starts his ‘health resolution’ with this delicious meal; see photo)

  • The high magnesium content in dark chocolate can help lower blood pressure.
  • A moderate amount of dark chocolate can reduce LDL which is the bad cholesterol and increase HDL (the good cholesterol). This in turn reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • Eating dark chocolate can help stimulate blood flow to key areas of the brain, for at least a few hours. It can help you focus and sharpen your memory.
  • Dark chocolate can help keep your heart healthy. It can restore flexibility to the arteries and also prevents white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels.
  • They can make you feel full longer. When consumed in moderate amounts, dark chocolate slows down the digestion process and further curbs cravings.
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Residents relieved as the city of NJ could ease restrictions on dog parks https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/residents-relieved-as-the-city-of-nj-could-ease-restrictions-on-dog-parks/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:34:38 +0000 https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/residents-relieved-as-the-city-of-nj-could-ease-restrictions-on-dog-parks/ If you don’t have a pet or maybe you don’t follow all the latest dog news, there has been a ton of controversy regarding dogs in New Jersey parks recently. At Fanwood, rules have been created to keep dogs out of the parks at all times. This is due to ordinance 05-21-R which prohibits any […]]]>

If you don’t have a pet or maybe you don’t follow all the latest dog news, there has been a ton of controversy regarding dogs in New Jersey parks recently.

At Fanwood, rules have been created to keep dogs out of the parks at all times. This is due to ordinance 05-21-R which prohibits any kind of dog in several parks in the town.

Many residents have been irritated by this rule because they feel that their entire family (and they consider their pets to be part of their family), including pets, should enjoy any property they pay taxes on. So that would include their dogs.

Grande Park via Google Maps

Grande Park via Google Maps

Additionally, the park exists as a safer walking route in certain areas of the city where sidewalks do not exist and therefore animals must be walked on the streets. If they could enter the park even on a leash, it would make just walking a dog much easier and safer.

Council members are certainly willing to re-evaluate this situation, as Fanwood is a close-knit town and this issue is important to countless residents. There will be a public hearing next month which will hopefully allow the dogs to return to the parks.

Grande Park via Google Maps

Grande Park via Google Maps

Hopes seem quite high as council members appear to be in favor of the dogs from a few meetings that have taken place. Not only would this new rule eliminate late-night 911 calls from those who find themselves in the park with a dog, it would make walking in Fanwood, where only 40% of streets have sidewalks, much safer.

Grande Park via Google Maps

Grande Park via Google Maps

By the way, if you love dogs, here are some foods you absolutely should NOT let them eat!

WATCH: Here are 30 toxic foods for dogs

To prepare for a potential incident, always keep your vet’s phone number handy, as well as an after-hours clinic you can call in case of an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a helpline that you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is to prevent it in the first place. To give you an idea of ​​what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

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The best coffee beans in 2022 https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/the-best-coffee-beans-in-2022/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 16:12:00 +0000 https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/the-best-coffee-beans-in-2022/ For many roasters, producing quality coffee is about more than just taste: it’s about having a positive impact on the world. Equal exchange is a great example. Since 1990, the company has partnered with farming communities in Latin America, Asia and Africa to source sustainably grown beans. And the story does not end there. Besides […]]]>

For many roasters, producing quality coffee is about more than just taste: it’s about having a positive impact on the world. Equal exchange is a great example. Since 1990, the company has partnered with farming communities in Latin America, Asia and Africa to source sustainably grown beans. And the story does not end there. Besides coffee beans, Equal Exchange also produces chocolates, sugar, cocoa, honey and oils that can be traced back to the source.

Fairtrade means more than just paying farmers fair prices for their products. According to the company’s website, “Farming is a perilous business, at the mercy of the weather, and with climate change that challenge is growing. We are forging long-term relationships with our suppliers so that they can plan for the future and have access to credit when they need it.”

One of the company’s offerings is Organic Mind, Body & Soul Whole Bean Coffee. Certified organic by the USDA, the coffee is a blend of a medium roast and a Viennese roast, a combination that gives it the kick of a darker roast. Nick Usborne, aka the coffee detective, describes it as a strong drink with a subtle hint of dark chocolate. At the same time, the medium roast offers a nuanced flavor profile of sweet berries and a lingering bitter note.

Buy it Organic Coffee for Mind, Body and Soul from Equal Exchange from Amazon starting at $10.78 for a 12-ounce bag.

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Crockpot Chocolate Peanut Clusters (FCL 17 June 2022) https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/crockpot-chocolate-peanut-clusters-fcl-17-june-2022/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 16:43:00 +0000 https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/crockpot-chocolate-peanut-clusters-fcl-17-june-2022/ When it comes to cooking, Mike loves simplicity and deliciousness all rolled into one and he’s found something even he couldn’t mess up and you have to try! Get 3 of your favorite bags of chocolates! I chose dark chocolate, sweet chocolate, and chocolate chunks from Reese’s and mixed in half a jar of peanuts […]]]>

When it comes to cooking, Mike loves simplicity and deliciousness all rolled into one and he’s found something even he couldn’t mess up and you have to try!

Get 3 of your favorite bags of chocolates! I chose dark chocolate, sweet chocolate, and chocolate chunks from Reese’s and mixed in half a jar of peanuts to give it a nice crunch. I wanted more chocolate than nuts and if you want more crunch add more peanuts. If you have an allergy, use pretzels instead and of course omit the Reese’s Pieces and add white chocolate or chocolate of your choice instead.

The main thing is to let the chocolate melt in the LOW slow cooker and stir it occasionally! The key is not to overcook, which means no more than an hour to cook, then dip your spoon in it and let it cool on parchment paper. THAT’S IT!!! ENJOY!! Let me know what you think. You can reach me at mprangey@firstcoastnews.com or on First Coast Living’s Facebook…..oh, and don’t forget your cooking spray ahead of time to make cleanup a breeze.

Crock Pot Chocolate Peanut Clusters

  • 2 lb dark white chocolate (white almond bark or candy coating)
  • 4 oz sweet baking chocolate (like German from Baker’s)
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 16 oz salted dry roasted peanuts
  • 8 oz unsalted dry roasted peanuts
  • 8 oz cocktail peanuts
  1. Line your kitchen counter with parchment paper, or 3 baking sheets with parchment paper (this recipe does a lot!).

  2. In a 5-quart or larger slow cooker, add the white chocolate fudge, sweet baking chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Put the lid on and set on LOW for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally (you’ll want to check it to make sure it’s not burning).

  3. When the chocolates are all soft and sufficiently melted, stir to combine.

  4. Add all the nuts to the slow cooker and mix well. Put the lid on and heat up or turn off the slow cooker (but leave the slow cooker in the case to keep warm).

  5. Use an ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, depending on the size you want your peanut clusters, to form small mounds on the parchment paper. After using all the mixture, rinse your jar with hot water.

  6. The candies will take about an hour to really harden. When caught, transfer them to an airtight container. These keep well for about a week and are wonderful to give as gifts!

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There’s no one better than these Rochester/Olmsted Police K9s https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/theres-no-one-better-than-these-rochester-olmsted-police-k9s/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 18:45:27 +0000 https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/theres-no-one-better-than-these-rochester-olmsted-police-k9s/ It sort of answers the question that dog owners always ask their dogs: who’s a good boy? Congratulations to some of the the cutest the most beautiful members of Rochester Police Department and Olmsted County Sheriff office: The hard-working K-9 agents who just put on an impressive performance in a recent police dog competition! The […]]]>

It sort of answers the question that dog owners always ask their dogs: who’s a good boy?

Congratulations to some of the the cutest the most beautiful members of Rochester Police Department and Olmsted County Sheriff office: The hard-working K-9 agents who just put on an impressive performance in a recent police dog competition!

The Rochester Police K-9 Unit recently hosted the United States Police Canine Association, Inc. Region 18 field trials at Century High School this past weekend, which were attended by police dogs from across Minnesota and Wisconsin. There were over 50 K-9 teams at the event, who used the competition to complete their certification. Each K-9 team competed in five different events, including Finding Evidence, Obedience, Agility, Finding Suspects, and Arresting Criminals.

The Olmsted-Rochester Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation posted more awesome news about the four-legged members of the Rochester Police Department, noting that RPD K-9 Officer Kola and his handler, Officer Erik Red Hill, earned a perfect score in the contest. criminal arrest, ending with a perfect score! And RPD Officer Winters and K-9 Mack also took second place in the agility competition.

Meanwhile, members of the Olmsted County K-9 Sheriff’s Office the unit also racked up some impressive finishes during the same competition: Deputy Schmidt and K9 Axel took first place in the item search with a perfect score on the suspect search (although they didn’t didn’t have the fastest time.) Deputy Waletzki and K9 Cobra took 1st place in agility.

Teams completing their certification included: Deputy Rian Jones and K9 Jango, Deputy Adam Waletzki and K9 Cobra, Deputy Kevin Schmidt and K9 Axel, and Deputy Nick Heimer and K9 Ranger.

Here is a tribute to ALL K-9 unit members of the Rochester Police Department and Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office for the many hours and long days they put in training with their K-9 partners . Thank you for your service and tireless efforts to keep our community safe!

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WATCH: Here are 30 toxic foods for dogs

To prepare for a potential incident, always keep your vet’s phone number handy, as well as an after-hours clinic you can call in case of an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline that you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is to prevent it in the first place. To give you an idea of ​​what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

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Chocolove is offering a limited-time discount so we can raise our s’mores https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/chocolove-is-offering-a-limited-time-discount-so-we-can-raise-our-smores/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 14:02:52 +0000 https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/chocolove-is-offering-a-limited-time-discount-so-we-can-raise-our-smores/ We at Guilty Eats have definitely spread Chocolove in the past, especially when they drop their holiday specials. And now we’re once again directing people to some of their delicious and decadent chocolate bars so you can take your summertime s’mores to a whole new level. Besides the fact that they have some amazing chocolate […]]]>

We at Guilty Eats have definitely spread Chocolove in the past, especially when they drop their holiday specials. And now we’re once again directing people to some of their delicious and decadent chocolate bars so you can take your summertime s’mores to a whole new level.

Besides the fact that they have some amazing chocolate bars to start with, they’re also offering a limited time discount until July 4th, which means you can throw a few extra chocolate bars into the mix. So not only can you buy bars to enhance your s’mores, but you can also buy extra bars just to try something new.

So first let’s talk about the case! “Use code ChocoloveSmores10 for 10% off all major Chocolove bars through July 4th, just drop by their website to shop and save money. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up on summer chocolates.

Now let’s talk s’mores. In the press email we received, they not only recommended some bars to pick to spruce up our s’mores this summer, but they also offered a tip or two!

Chocolove wants to help us save money and raise our s’mores this summer

The bars they recommend for those next level s’mores are of course their classic milk chocolate bar, their dark chocolate bar, their salted caramel dark chocolate bar and even the milk chocolate caramel and almonds (this is my absolute favorite bar and I was shocked at how good it was all melty and ooey-gooey!).

In the email they also recommended taking our s’mores apart from the typical graham cracker. Their proposal?

Want to explore a few twists on the classic recipe? For an extra kick, spoon this melted marshmallow on your favorite salty butter cracker. Adding more cracker options to your s’more board will increase the fun and you might find your new favorite flavor combination.

Now, I don’t know about you, but this all sounds amazing. And we love to play with what makes our s’mores special. While we’ve long gone for a classic milk chocolate bar (and we all know exactly which brand too), this summer we’re trying something new. And we love that!

So what do you think of Guilty Eaters? Are we taking our s’mores to the next level? Are you a fan of Chocolove chocolate bars? What’s your favorite bar from the brand? Want to try something new with your s’mores this summer?

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13 chocolate making tips for at-home confections, according to the pros https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/13-chocolate-making-tips-for-at-home-confections-according-to-the-pros/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 04:25:18 +0000 https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/13-chocolate-making-tips-for-at-home-confections-according-to-the-pros/ It’s no wonder chocolate and candy sales hit an all time high in 2021 – we all deserved a treat. According to the National Association of Confectioners 2022 Treatment Status Reportchocolate sales increased by 9.2% over the previous year. While there are plenty of top places to buy fluffy salted caramels and shiny ganache-filled hearts, […]]]>

It’s no wonder chocolate and candy sales hit an all time high in 2021 – we all deserved a treat. According to the National Association of Confectioners 2022 Treatment Status Reportchocolate sales increased by 9.2% over the previous year.

While there are plenty of top places to buy fluffy salted caramels and shiny ganache-filled hearts, making chocolate confectionery at home is also a treat. However, before trying to imitate the perfect airbrushed candies you see in store windows, it pays to learn the principles of chocolate making, says Justine MacNeil, pastry chef and owner of Fiore Fine Foods in Philadelphia. “It’s really a science first and an art second, and the science has to be understood.”

Making chocolate takes research, practice, and a lot of patience, but the finished product — from marshmallows dipped in dark chocolate to mango-dusted beggars — makes the process worthwhile. We spoke to pastry chefs and chocolatiers for their top tips, including essential equipment and proven methods for tempering chocolate, as well as the most essential tool in your cleaning arsenal.

Here are some best tips and tricks for making chocolate

Tempering chocolate with a heating pad

There are several ways to successfully temper chocolate, i.e. the process of slowly heating and cooling chocolate to prepare it for confectionery making. While makers use multiple tempering methods, including a double boiler or microwave, Erik Landegren, confectioner and founder of the Connecticut-based company Bridgewater Chocolate, uses a clever technique to keep her chocolate in temper. “Place a heating pad under the tempered chocolate to help maintain the temperature of 90 degrees (32.22 degrees Celsius), which is an excellent reference temperature for dark chocolate,” he says.

Test the temperature on your lip

Although not allowed in professional kitchens, Christopher Curtin, master chocolatier and owner of Chocolate Radiance in West Chester, Pennsylvania, learned a trick for testing the temperature of tempered chocolate while working in Europe. “Put a dab on your bottom lip,” he says. “It’s like the cliché of testing baby milk on your wrist – you can feel if the chocolate is at the right temperature.”

To be patient

Making chocolate candy is akin to baking, in that it requires patience, organization, and attention to detail. “The process of making the candies, cocoa butter paint, shelling, filling and capping is a long process, and patience plays a big role,” says Krystle Swenson, pastry chef at the green o in Montana. “It’s important not to rush through any of the stages and take the time you need to complete each stage.”

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Do not use chocolate chips

couverture, or chocolate formulated with a higher percentage of cocoa butter, is essential for making chocolate candy, says Ocean House Collection pastry chef Maya Hayes. “Make sure you’re using bars, chunks, or callets, not chocolate chips,” she says. “Chocolate chips contain thickeners such as soy lecithin so they can stay in chip form even in the oven. This will make the chocolate very thick and difficult to temper.

Invest in quality chocolate

Deirdre Maguire, chocolate maker at Gotham Chocolates (part of NYC’s Gotham Restaurant), avoid baker’s chocolate or chocolates with added palm oils. She suggests using bean-to-bar chocolate, noting that “the end result will be much better than using a commercial brand like Hershey’s.” Hayes likes to work with a brand like Valrhona or Barry Callebaut, while Swenson adds Guittard and TCHO to the list. MacNeil likes Italian chocolate brands Amedei and Domori and says Cacao Barry is also excellent and a bit more accessible.

Dip gently

Soaking takes practice, says Erik Landegren. “I suggest using a two-pronged fork and then placing the confections on parchment paper so they come off easily,” the chef explains.

Store those tools

You don’t have to spend a lot of fancy equipment to make sweets at home. A temperature probe, spatula, offset spatula, and piping bags are must-haves, according to Maguire. “Use silicone rubber candy molds at first rather than plastic molds,” she says. “The candy comes out better and is easier to work with,” adds MacNeil, adding microwave-safe bowls, a two-ounce ladle, and inexpensive paintbrushes, when you’re ready to start painting candy.

Keep Coconut Oil Handy

Mistakes will happen! A simple trick to fix chocolate that has become too thick, Landegren says, is to add a little coconut oil to thin it out.

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Get creative with toppings

Go beyond vanilla buttercream and imagine something more imaginative. Eclat’s chocolate bars range from coffee and cardamom to Ceps and Thyme. Krystle Swenson’s chocolate making tips include mixing fruity and floral teas or herbal ingredients into her chocolate, and pastry chef Ashley Robinson of Chicago’s 16 in the center uses fresh (and freshly ground) spices. But the key is to make sure they are of high quality. “If you’re going to put spices with chocolate, you better make sure those spices can hold up the flavor,” she says. “There’s no point in wasting good chocolate with bland, bland spices.”

Maya Hayes of Ocean House creates a ganache based on what’s in season. In winter, for example, she likes a dark chocolate couverture with white chocolate and mint ganache, while in spring she infuses lavender flowers into the cream before adding it to the chocolate for the ganache. She also incorporates nuts and nut pastes into my chocolate. “If you haven’t eaten gianduja chocolate candy yet, you’ve missed it!”

Pay attention to your climate

“Working in high humidity and high temperatures can be quite difficult when working with chocolate,” says Krystle Swenson, who found Montana’s dry climate to be much easier than the old kitchens of Hawaii, California and from North Carolina to temper chocolate. “Don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t work or if you have to experiment a bit when tempering chocolate in hot environments,” she says. “Try to turn off any ovens or cooking equipment that might be heating up your workspace, if possible, and try to work in the cooler part of the day, that also helps a lot.” ?

taste test

Perhaps the most fun part of the job, Ashley Robinson recommends tasting chocolate varieties side by side. “Chocolate is an incredibly variable and complicated substance. Even if two chocolates have the same percentage of cocoa, the flavor can vary enormously depending on the growing region, production and many other factors. It is important to develop a palate for which chocolates you like for which projects.

To save money

Making chocolate candy doesn’t have to be an expensive business. One of Deirdre Maguire’s chocolate making tips recommends saving money by using toppings you already have in your kitchen. “For example, a simple caramel can be made with sugar, butter, cream and salt,” she says. “Plus, jams and peanut butter are fantastic toppings.”

Don’t forget the cleaning

Making chocolate can be quite messy. Justine MacNeil only uses Dawn dish soap for cleaning after chocolate making. “Don’t get store marks,” she says. “Dawn is the queen for breaking down fat from cocoa butter in the cleansing process.”

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Maltesers Debuts Dark Chocolate With Low Sugar Range | New https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/maltesers-debuts-dark-chocolate-with-low-sugar-range-new/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 09:45:19 +0000 https://nestleeuropeanchocolate.com/maltesers-debuts-dark-chocolate-with-low-sugar-range-new/ Maltesers launches into dark chocolate. The Mars brand has unveiled a quartet of dark chocolate references said to contain 65% more cocoa and 35% less sugar than its main milk chocolates. The range includes 32g individual packs, 59g treat sachets, 88g sachets and 163g ‘More to Share’ packs (rsp: 66p-£2.79). Mars said dark chocolate was […]]]>

Maltesers launches into dark chocolate.

The Mars brand has unveiled a quartet of dark chocolate references said to contain 65% more cocoa and 35% less sugar than its main milk chocolates.

The range includes 32g individual packs, 59g treat sachets, 88g sachets and 163g ‘More to Share’ packs (rsp: 66p-£2.79).

Mars said dark chocolate was the brand’s “most requested new flavor”, adding that NPD offered an “intense cocoa experience”.

It was “about time to finally create Dark Maltesers because fans have been asking us to bring out this flavor for years,” said Maltesers Brand Manager Leah Dyckes.

They will be deployed on mults from June 20.

Mars has expanded the Maltesers brand with a series of spin-offs and new flavors over the past few years.

Last year, for example, the Maltese rolled out a range of orange buttons to exploit the

Before that, in 2020, it added a line of mint-flavored buttons and expanded into the cookie aisle with a line of cookies made by Burton’s.

The news comes after a strong year for staple chocolate: Maltesers added £12.7m to sales last year, up 7% to £195.7m over the year ending January 1, 2022. [NielsenIQ].

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