Belgian chocolate is considered to be the standard when it comes to gourmet chocolates and is the basis of which other chocolate is measured. The unique ingredients used in the making of Belgian chocolate is what sets it apart from other everyday candy bars. Most Belgian chocolate is still made by hand in small shops and are popular tourist attractions. Many of the shops offer tours and chocolate tastings that showcase chocolate being made in same old-fashioned way.
Though more expensive Belgian chocolate can not be compared to standard chocolate. There is one technical advantage in the storage of couverture (very high quality chocolate with containing extra cocoa butter) before use. Many chocolate companies in Belgium receive their couverture in heated trucks soon after the tempering process has occurred. Since the chocolate has not been cooled it retains more of the arome compared to varieties that are cooled and reheated.
Authentic Belgian chocolate has been around since the 18th century, and has gained popularity in the 20th century. A Belgian pralines, similar to what Americans call a bonbon, is possibly the most popular of the chocolates from Belgium. It is a rich confection that contains different flavored creams or nougats. The high quality cocoa beans used to make Belgian chocolate, and that help set it apart, often come from Africa.
Chocolate makes a great gift or treat for a special indulgence. Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company offers a variety of handmade, premium chocolates. As with all chocolates the ingredients that go into the product can greatly affect the taste. Which is why we only use the highest quality products in our creations. Contact us today or stop in to sample what we have to offer.