Monthly Archives: August 2014

The cacao tree = the source of the world’s most delectable product

Did you know that the cacao tree is the source of all chocolate and that the tree’s botanical name is Theobroma Cacao, which means “food of the gods”? The scientific name was given to the species by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1753, when he published it in his famous book Species Plantarum. Theobroma […]

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The very essence of chocolate

Ever wonder what those chocolate percentages refer to? “Chocolate percentage” refers to the percentage of cocoa mass or chocolate liquor, the very essence of chocolate, in the chocolate itself. More cocoa mass means a higher percentage, darker color, and a more intense chocolate taste. Unsweetened or bitter chocolate contains nearly 100% cocoa mass. Semisweet and bittersweet […]

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