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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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Intro to Chocolate

Mayan Interest in Chocolate

Chocolate has a history going back to 1900B.C; there is mention of chocolate drinks from Aztec and Mayan histories called xocolātl  (bitter waters). The name entered the English language from Spanish although there is scholarly dissention about its actual origin. It is made from the   Theobroma cacao seeds – which by the way translates to “Food of the gods” good name! It is also known as cacao or cocoa tree, in my opinion and after the seeds have been fermented; this is done to reduce the intense bitter taste and improve the flavor; they are then dried, cleaned and roasted.  Then they go through a number of processes to get to the chocolate we know today.  Cocoa solids produced from chocolate liquor in this process, is known to contain certain chemicals that a have a physiological and psychological effect on the body; so I am not imagining the pleasure of chocolate it is effecting the serotonin in my brain and literally making g me feel better. Some research say it can help lower blood pressure, I have to find that so I can state I am eating it for medical reasons..mmm wonder if it will ever be on prescription!!!. One of these chemicals is toxic to animals especially dogs and cats so please don’t “treat’ your pets to a piece of chocolate however much they want it.

Do not give pets chocolate , it is toxic to them