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5 Best Australian Chocolates You Must Try This Valentine’s Day

Heavenly Chocolatey Delight
Heavenly Chocolatey Delight

Pamper your loved one with a chocolatey surprise! For a heavenly delight, melt into some bliss with the collection of finest chocolates. They are not just made of sugar but are intelligent and balanced combination of cocoa, cocoa butter, and cream with variations. Your loved one and you’ll not worry about calories and sugar with these. Discover and experience the heavenly pleasure this Valentine’s Day.

Here are 5 best Australian chocolates you must dig deep into this time:

Haigh’s Chocolates: Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate maker since 1915, making finest chocolates. Today, this brand is a national icon and has reputation for creation, innovation and high-quality. They have a rich collection of milk, dark or milk peppermint, truffles and a lot more to offer. Try this year’s Valentine’s Day 2016 themed chocolates from Haigh’s.  

Haigh's Finest Collection of Chocolates
Haigh’s Finest Collection of Chocolates

Daintree Estates: It’s one of the oldest chocolate makers and the only chocolatier to use locally grown cocoa beans, sugar and dairy products for making chocolates. You’ll also find single-origin 70% dark chocolate in its rich assortment.

Daintree Estates
Daintree Estates

Lindt: Discover the world of chocolates, finest of quality, and the best of creation. These chocolates will just melt into your mouth. It has rich collection of different flavours and they are soft, enjoyable, a joy for the senses. Try them out in different varieties like gift boxes, sharing boxes, and blocks and bars.

Smooth Chocolate Making in Lindt Factories
Smooth Chocolate Making in Lindt Factories

Whittaker’s: They have finest collection of thin, finely crafted delights flavoured with nuts, fruits, or simply milk.

Tempting Whittaker’s Chocolates
Tempting Whittaker’s Chocolates

Kennedy and Wilson: Last but not the least, Kennedy and Wilson chocolates offer you a heavenly delight! They are passionate chocolate makers dedicated to produce a chocolate that tastes like a chocolate and not just sugar. These chocolates are a unique combination of cocoa mass, cocoa butter, and cream.

Kennedy and Wilson Scrumptious Chocolates
Kennedy and Wilson Scrumptious Chocolates

 

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Development of the Chocolate Drink

Warming  luxurious hot chocolate drink with marshmallows

What do you think when you imagine drinking chocolate, a woman curled up in an oversized sweater in a comfy chair in winter? Children coming from the snow drinking mugs of chocolate. I think that is the general perception these days; drinking chocolate is for women and children. You might be surprised to know that has not always been the case. As we saw in the early post chocolate has a long history and was often seen as a sacred magical drink. drunk by the elite few, which would be mainly the  warriors caste. The Aztecs viewed chocolate and blood as sacred liquids and as such was often used in initiation ceremonies for warriors, it was a symbol of power, strength and virility often drunk daily, so they could face all those challenges that warriors had.  Brought to Europe by the Conquistadores, it became a popular drink for priests and monks, especially the Cistercian Order who had a special room to prepare and drink chocolate, known as the chocolatería; today in Spain and around the world you can find Chocolatería.

It is around this time that milk and sugar were added to what was in effect a bitter tasting drink, these additions increased chocolates popularity. So much so that  ‘chocolate houses’ later to become Gentlemens Clubs started to appear. This is  where the elite (men) would consume it, combined with gambling and Politic they became quite notorious.One such Chocolate House was Mrs Whites, it was also a very popular gambling club that became known as The Hell Club and gained quite a bit of notoriety at the time, it is still there in London now known as Whites.

Whites Club in London originally a Chocolate House
Whites of London