Chocolate Facts

  • Chocolate and our Health Chocolate, specifically dark chocolate contains a large number of antioxidants.  Antioxidants can aid in heart health by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Chocolate and Acne The fact that consuming chocolate causes acne is a myth. Recent studies reveal that no foods, chocolate or otherwise have been proven to cause acne. Overactive oil glands, heredity, dead skin cells that lodge in skin pores,  and hormonal changes are what cause acne.
  • What is the difference between a chocolate maker and a chocolatier? A chocolate maker is a person who produces chocolate from scratch, starting with the cocoa bean. A chocolatier makes confectionery from chocolate, often starting with chocolate couverture.
  • What is couverture? The french translation means “covering” or “coating” and refers to chocolate with a minimum of 32% cocoa butter.  This high cocoa butter content makes melting and tempering easier and creates a smooth ideal chocolate for dipping and molding.


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