Welcome to the world of chocolate
Here, we take a deep dive into the fascinating world of chocolate, exploring its different types, production processes, health benefits and interesting tidbits.
We'll also look at how chocolate has historically been embraced by different cultures, and how it plays an important role in modern society.
Whether you are a chocolate lover or just curious about this sweet food, I believe everyone can find the answers you need here.
Chocolate has a long and fascinating history. Over thousands of years, cocoa beans were even used as currency and known as the "beverage of the gods".
What is the special charm of chocolate that can drive the royal family and nobles crazy? Next, I will take you to find out.
Introduction of Swiss Chocolate
Switzerland is a small country with an area of only 41,000 square kilometers. However, the temperature is very different from that in the tropics. The cocoa trees used to produce chocolate cannot grow in Switzerland. Switzerland has never had a colony, and has no direct connection with cocoa production places, such as Africa and South America.
However, why is Switzerland the number one producer of chocolate in the world, and its popularity is world-renowned?
What is dark chocolate?
Cocoa content is the identification standard of high-quality dark chocolate. The US FDA stipulates that the cocoa content of dark chocolate should not be less than 35%. The best cocoa content is about 55% to 75%, and the cocoa content is 75% to 85%, which belongs to extra bitter chocolate.
The benefits of dark chocolate to the body are numerous, the most famous of which is its antioxidant effect.
The Origin of Giri Chocolate
The concept of Valentine's Day comes from Western culture, and Japanese society itself does not have the custom of presenting chocolate on Valentine's Day.
What makes Japan's Valentine's Day gift-giving culture so popular? What makes giri chocolate, which has become a traditional Japanese culture, begin to decline in recent years?
Interesting Facts about Chocolate in the Qing Dynasty
Chocolate entered China as early as the Qing Dynasty. However, after an emperor at that time came into contact with chocolate, he did not introduce it due to a misunderstanding, which made it 59 years late for the Chinese to taste chocolate.
What kind of misunderstanding caused China to delay the development of chocolate in the end?
The most expensive chocolate in the world
When it comes to chocolate, delicious, sweet and rich textures may come to mind, but some chocolates are not just a dessert, they are rare rarities and amazing value.
There are some chocolates in the world that sell for astonishingly high prices because of their rare ingredients, unique production process, extraordinary history or special meaning.
In this article, we take you on a tour of these extremely expensive chocolates, discovering their provenance, value and taste.