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A Guide to Chocolate Tasting With Chocolate and Love

Chocolate and Love is award winning organic fairtrade chocolate. There are seven different flavours to choose from: Panama, Rich Dark, Mint, Orange, Coffee, Sea Salt and Creamy Dark.

You can tell there is so much love put into Chocolate and Love.

This is the most beautiful chocolate packaging I have ever seen.  The colours and design just stood out to me straight away.

Our hand-painted packaging design is the result of Birgitte and Richard working closely with a talented artist from New York to capture the organic nature of our brand and the essence of each of our chocolate bars in a visually appealing way. The designs are hand-painted and a lot of love has been put into them. We draw inspiration from the aesthetically rich areas our beans come from, and from the ingredients in our bars. Not only is our packaging beautiful to look at, but it is also produced on 100% recyclable paper that is 100% Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, so in some small part is contributing to the global drive for responsible forest management.

 

A guide to chocolate tasting by Chocolate and Love.

LOOK AND LISTEN

Fine chocolate should have a brown (not black) tone.  Listen for a sharp snap.

TOUCH

Fine chocolate feels silky and begins to melt under the heat of your fingers

SMELL

Take a deep breath, inhale and maybe close your eyes.  Especially at the break point many aromas can be detected.  The scent will prime the tongue for the incoming chocolate.

TASTE

Place a piece of chocolate in the middle of the tongue and allow it to melt slowly. Coat the whole mouth with chocolate so all taste buds are activated.  If you chew the chocolate, less flavour will be released.  The taste experience consists of a beginning, a middle and an end.  Each phase has its tasting notes.  The texture should not be gritty.  Fine chocolate has a long pleasant after taste.

With the beautiful packaging, and fantastic taste, these are the perfect gift for the chocoholic in your life.  To view the full range, and buy your own, head over to chocolateandlove.com.

**I was provided this chocolate in exchange for this post, but as always all opinions are my own**

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