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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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The making of Chocolate bars

Chocolate making Process

Chocolate’s journey from a cocoa tree to the bar we all love is really fascinating one. The process of making chocolate varies. However the basic process is the same. Let us take an over view of how the cocoa is turned into the brown solid food with surreal taste.

Harvesting – Cocoa harvesting is done twice a year with the ripe cocoa pods being plucked. Immediately the pods are cut my machetes to reveal the white pulp which contains the cocoa beans. The beans are indeed seeds of the cocoa tree.

Fermenting – This is the second step of the process where the cut pods are placed in wooden boxes and the pulp is allowed to ferment for a week. Fermenting is essential for flavor development.

Drying – After fermenting the beans are separated from the pulp and are dried out in the sun. The single layer dries quickly. After proper drying out which prevents fungal growth the beans are packed in sacks to be transported. This is where the role of the farmer ends and of the manufacturer starts.

Roasting – The dried out beans ar4e bought by chocolate manufacturers and then are roasted in machines meant for it. Temperature is regulated to prevent burning.

Winnowing and grinding – The roasted beans are winnowed to remove the shell and get the crust. The crust is the ground into what we call chocolate powder.

Tempering and Molding – The powder is further purified by tempering and then the chocolate paste is made and the mould makes them into the bar which we buy and eat.