When you think of chocolate, you probably think of Hershey's. There are actually so many different kinds of chocolates from regions all around the world! The key ingredient in chocolate is Cocao beans. The process of making chocolate is pretty long, and takes a lot of work. Most Cacao beans are grown in Africa. The population of Theobroma Cocao Trees are unbelievable! - You can most likely find one in an average backyard! Any how, different chocolates have different tastes and textures. Hopefully you will be able to experience the sensational tastes of a variety of the luxurious food we call chocolate.
Know that most stores aren't going to carry more than a few variety of brands of chocolates. Go to different stores of different foods. An average store is going to carry Hershey's, for sure, and probably Abuela's Authentic Mexican Chocolate.
Try Mexican Chocolate does not taste like normal chocolate. It's very hard, and has more of a spicy-sweet taste. It is parted into thick, round "disks," a gourmet term for the specially shaped chocolate. To cut Mexican Chocolate, have an adult take a sharp knife and start at the middle, sawing back and forth until the piece is cut. The pieces should be cut into triangles.
Try some white chocolate. White chocolate is made with different ingredients than regular chocolate. It is made from the white pulp inside of a Cocao Bean called Cocoa Butter. Some think it has more of a sweeter taste, and isn't as strong as regular chocolate. Go to a local grocery store and read the ingredients carefully! White chocolate is a bit more expensive than regular chocolate, because there is less pulp in a Cocao Bean, therefore the price must be raised. The replacement is usually sugar, corn syrup, chocolate flavoring etc. Eat white chocolate properly by taking small pieces and slowly chew, enjoying the sensual flavor of a genuine white chocolate bar.
Try something unusual. There are all sorts of flavors just waiting for you to try! Rose petals, lavender, margarita flavoring, and so much more is now available in different chocolates! You'd be surprised how many tastes good!
Try dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is a more stronger, richer tasting chocolate than milk chocolate. It contains chocolate liquor rich makes it tastes more authentic and for some people, more delicious. Eat it in small portions. Its very rich and filling. It is actually starting to get a reputation of having some more healthful qualities.
Chocolate syrup, as you know, is used for a variety of things. Milk, ice cream, recipes of all kinds! Serve it as an enhancer, not a replacement.
Try some German Chocolate. German Chocolate is a type of dark chocolate. It was created by Sam German, which is a reason why people get it mixed up as a chocolate from the country Germany. It's more sweet than bitter-sweet, unlike dark chocolate. You can find in a popular cake called German Chocolate Cake. Top it on your favorite ice cream for an extra sweet delight!
Mix your favorite chocolates together for a sensation like no other! You can also purchase Cocao Bean shells at some fine health food stores. They can be used for a variety of things (search on internet).
Have an adult cut chocolate for you! Especially Mexican chocolate which is very hard!