Making drinking chocolate with a blender isn’t the usual quick and easy method I use, but on occasion it can be great for adding air and thickness to create a rich morning mug. Using a blender is the perfect way to use bars with large inclusions in them as it makes them a smaller amore drinkable hot chocolate.
Sometimes there isn’t a nearby shop that sells just chocolate. Then what? Here is a list of places you can look for fine and artisan crafted chocolate. Chocolate goes with so many things that specialty shops often stock great bars that you can add to your basket as you shop. Some of my favourite placesContinue reading “Chocolate Basics ~ Where to find good chocolate”
Let’s talk about shopping for pastries, cakes, baked goods and other items that have chocolate in them. If you are shopping in a shop, bakery, café, or chocolate shop it is very likely that the items you are purchasing are made on the premises, and that the ingredients used are nearby. This makes it easyContinue reading “Chocolate Basics ~ Shopping for Pastries”
Explore different resources for tasting chocolate that will help you find and identify flavours within artisan, fine, craft, and bean to bar chocolate.
We are going to talk a bit more about purchasing chocolate. There are so many ways to buy chocolate, so many forms it can take, so many treats, desserts, and things it can be in. Today we are going to focus on buying chocolates, truffles and or bonbons. Or a box of them! These areContinue reading “Chocolate Basics ~ Shopping for Chocolates”
Tasting chocolate, mindfully, with intention. Explore different ways to engage all your senses in a chocolate tasting that lets you really experience bean to bar chocolate.
Chocolate bar wrappers, or packaging, can tell us so much about the bar inside. Here are some examples of what to look for when shopping for craft chocolate, artisan chocolate and bean to bar chocolate.
What is in your chocolate? Does it taste like chocolate? Do you know where it came from? Things to know about mass production chocolate.
Hi, I’m Cyndi. I am a chocoholic, living in Canada, hence the name for this blog and my business, Canadian Chocoholic. I am fond of the Dictionary.com definition of chocolate that says: chocoholic : a person who is excessively fond of chocolate. Chocolate touches all parts of my life, from my morning mug of drinking/sipping/hotContinue reading “My Chocolate Story”
I’m sure you often have a sweet treat after a meal, as a snack, or while out for coffee. But do you ever stop to wonder about the chocolate that is in those desserts?
‘The term dessert can apply to many confections, such as biscuits, cookies, custards, ice creams, pastries, pies, puddings, macaroons, sweet soups, tarts, and fruit salad’ according to Wikipedia.
We all know that so many of those things can include chocolate, and that we do love and enjoy chocolate. I chose the term dessert over pastry as I think that it encompasses a broader range of items. I think chocolate is now used in so many things and really I am talking about all the things chocolate is in as a sweet treat or dessert.