Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Is white chocolate a chocolate?

the owner of scharffen berger, john scharffenberger, says, technically, white chocolate is not chocolate at all. true chocolate must contain both cocoa butter and cacao particles. the nibs inside a cacao bean are made up of approximitely 50% fat-cocoa butter and 50% solid particles of cacao. these particles give chocolate its flavor and dark color. white chocolate contains no cacao solids, which is why it lacks chocolate flavor as well as color. the best white chocolate is made using cocoa butter as its only fat. cheaper white chocolates substitute vegetable oils for some or all of the cocoa butter......

Monday, February 26, 2007

Coffee and Dark Chocolate......

i like enjoying coffee as pure taste....don't like adding any cream, milk or sugar....since i drink more than 4 cups of coffee a day, sometimes i feel too much and have a piece of dark chocolate with my coffee....the best!

for coffee, i just got illy, amazingly good! rich texture, flavors....and smooth at the same's Italian...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Did you know?

Champagne and sparkling wines do not pair well with milk or dark chocolate because of their acidity, which reacts with chocolate, causing a tart taste to occur. Instead, try white chocolate with champagne and red wines with dark chocolate.