Last week, we gave a presentation and delightful chocolate tasting at the offices of Greenberg Traurig LLP for Philly Tech Week.
Not only did we share our own MUCHOMAS Chocolate, but we sampled mucho mas chocolates for all the attendees. Tasting other companies' chocolates is fun, educational, and inspirational!
This week we want to share some of the fun content like- how to taste great chocolate!
So with that in mind, here is part one of our new MUCHOMAS Series: Tasting Great Chocolates!
In Part I, we will explain how to read a chocolate label.
When reading the label of any chocolate bar, there are three key details to look for:
First- Cacao Percentage. This is fairly straightforward, but all the numbers can be intimidating for the uninitiated or number-phobic. It is simple. The number on the bar is the percentage of cacao-based products that are in the bar. That cacao might be in the form of cacao mass (always), cacao powder (rarely), or cacao butter (often). The remaining percentage is the other ingredients such as sugar (always), milk powder (in milk chocolate, duh), and other flavors or additives.