Tips to become a chocolate expert

Life is not only always nice and easy, we have to work hard and we have responsibilities. The world’s pace is really fast and it is easy to get stressed and sometimes even overwhelmed.

In this process, we have sadly forgotten just to enjoy and give ourselves happy moments. We take for granted the things around us and we even take for granted our senses.

So, let’s talk about chocolates and how they can help us change this cycle.

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It is scientifically proven that chocolate makes you happy. I mean, who could deny that?! However, in order to really and fully enjoy the pleasure of eating chocolate, we need to start using all of our senses. Mindfulness is key!

If you want to be an expert at something, you have to learn, try and practice over and over again.

Do you want to be a chocolate expert? Then let’s get to chocolates!

Try one different chocolate every week, and by the end of the year, you will have tried 52 different chocolates. This could be your new hobby, how cool and yummy is that? Imagine the journey going through different types of cocoa, countries, backgrounds, and percentages. When you’re finished, you will be rich in chocolate culture´s knowledge.

So, get your chocolate bars and let’s start!

First of all, keep in mind to practice mindfulness and use your senses. Chocolates are so amazing that we would rather eat them fast, but stop!, let’s learn to enjoy them slowly.

Here are some tips to become a chocolate expert:

-Focus not only on the chocolate, but also on the packaging. In the end, it’s the first thing we see.

How is it designed? Which colors and textures were used? Is it a creative, cool design, or is it more a classic and a traditional one?

-Now the chocolate itself. The perfect chocolate should go through a delicate tempering process in order to be smoothly shiny. So tell me, is it glossy or opaque?

-Great chocolate makers aim for a well tempered chocolate that doesn’t crumble when it breaks. So try it. Did you hear a clear snap?

-Take your time and enjoy the smell pregame. Prepare yourself for great pleasure. Can you identify aromas and ingredients? Maybe you recognize vanilla, fruits or spices?

-Now, the big moment you have been waiting for: taste it! Go ahead and treat yourself with your chocolate. But remember, do it slowly and mindfully. Bite a piece and let it melt in your mouth. Identify its characteristics. Does it feel creamy or dry? Is it smooth or grainy? Does it taste like nuts, fruits, spices, or flowers? Is it a light or a strong flavour?

Tell me, how was the experience? What do you notice by the time the chocolate has melted completely? Does it have a long-lasting flavour or did it disappear rapidly? Did you enjoy the journey? We hope so!

Now that you know how to become a chocolate expert, all you need is chocolates! Pick some great bars and enjoy the journey. We have more than 150 chocolates (with spices, flowers, fruits, vegan, dark, milk, sugar free, lactose free, fair trade) from more than 35 chocolate makers from around the world.

If you are looking for something specific, we can help you through your selection.

Now is the time, you deserve it 😊

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