Chocolate If gold was used in the olden days between nations to get one side to listen to the other side, then chocolate can be used as leverage, too. Foremost, chocolate is a South American plant .You’d be surprised about how dependant we are on the so-called “new world” for cuisine. Anyway – the loved brown stuff comes from a plant called the theobroma cacao. The word theobroma is Greek for “drink of the gods” since chocolate in its original form was a drink, originally made to be consumed during religious ceremonies by ancient Mesoamericans like the Maya and Aztec. Priests offered cocoa to the gods and passed around chocolate drinks during ceremonies. Now, they don’t taste the way you think they do – Mesoamerican chocolate is pure cocoa – bitter, really bitter stuff. In fact, the word chocolate comes from the Niahuatl word “xocolatl” which means “bitter water”. So if you’re thinking that the Mayan doomsday people sat around laughing and drinking sweet hot chocolate, well… it’s more likely they’d be sitting around drinking a bitter, foamy cocoa flavored beer, disgusting right. How chocolate came to be the popular sweet item we taste today was when it was mixed with several ingredients early European chocolate makers found it was pretty sweet and thought it could be introduced in a sweet form. One other reason cocoa beans were easy to grow and transport. The day it got here to America was in 1765 what a glorious day that was to America and the people such as us. Now for the types of chocolates and how they are made is quite interesting because without several flavors chocolate would be nothing aren’t I right? First comes the unsweetened chocolate contains primarily cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions and this make the chocolate have a much stronger taste. Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate combining chocolate with sugar. Milk chocolate is sweet chocolate that contains milk powder or condensed milk. White chocolate is formed from a mixture of sugar, cocoa butter and milk solids. Although its texture is like milk and dark chocolate, it does not have any cocoa solids. Because of this, many countries do not consider white chocolate as chocolate at all. The chocolate eaten by more sophisticated or fancy people is, unsweetened chocolate is pure chocolate liquor, usually known as bitter or baking chocolate. It is absolute chocolate: the pure, ground, roasted chocolate…
December 4, 2012
“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get” (Forrest Gump). This is a very true quote because chocolate can relate to a person’s life in many ways. Chocolate may be just a sweet treat that can come in many different varieties, but to some people it can symbolize different things in their life’s.
There can be many different flavors of chocolate. There is dark, milk, and white chocolate. They all have a different meaning…
Recently, so many chocolate marketers are planning to penetrate into a huge market, China. However, chocolate is an exotic food product for Chinese people. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the concept of how to increase sales of Godiva in term of the main products, the factors, the motivations, and eventually, the ways to increase sales. (Can be found in more than 80 countries)
When people are talking about Godiva, the first product they think of is chocolate. However, the main…
Did you know chocolate comes from a fruit? That’s right; it’s called the cocao bean. Most people would pronounce it coco but it’s actually pronounced ca-ca-o. There are many different kinds of chocolates and the uses for them. Chocolate goes far beyond just candy and cakes. There’s cocao powder, unsweetened, dark, bittersweet, semi-sweet, sweet dark, milk, white, couverture, gianduja, and candy coating chocolate. What kind of chocolate do you like?
It's not wishful thinking; chocolate can be good…
Publication details, including instructions for authors and
Chocolate in China: the cadbury
L.J. Wood & S. Grosvenor
University of Tasmania, Australia
Published online: 24 Feb 2007.
To cite this article: L.J. Wood & S. Grosvenor (1997) Chocolate in China: the cadbury
experience, Australian Geographer, 28:2, 173-184
To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049189708703191…
America’s beloved chocolate chip cookies. It’s Christmas time and what better time is it than to make a family fun dessert? Nothing beats a homemade chocolate chip cookie with a cold glass of milk. These are always a crowd pleaser. Over the years I have tried several chocolate chip cookie recipes. However, I always seem to come back to the true Nestle Toll House cookie recipe listed on the back of the chocolate chip bag. This is the original and very first recipe for the chocolate chip cookie from…
Feb 19, 2015
Chocolate can be used to make more than fudge filled desserts. Chocolate
traditionally fills our cookie jars and mixing bowls, and makes for a sweet afternoon snack or a
touch of sweetness after a meal. Chocolate can even be good for you. It reduces stress (If
you try not to eat a whole box). But in my opinion, chocolate can be used in regular dishes.
Chocolate is made up of many ingredients. The flavour of chocolate differs depending
on the ingredients used and how it is prepared…
Pinch the edges together to seal and shape into a single patty. Make 7 more burgers in the same manner, then generously season the burgers with salt and pepper. Heat the reserved bacon fat or oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium heat until hot. Cook the burgers in 2 batches, covered, turning once, about 8 minutes for medium. Put 2 burgers on the bottom portion of each bun and top with bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, and mustard, if desired. Serve.
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would not only become known for the delicious milk chocolate bar that bears his name, but for his philanthropy and open-hearted generosity which still touches the lives of thousands.
The Hershey Company, 100 Crystal A Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
How many people does The Hershey Company employ?
A. The Hershey Company employs approximately 13,000 employees worldwide
North Americas largest chocolate producer.
42,5% of the US chocolate market.
Walmart: largest customer…
featuring chocolate, vanilla and strawberry nougat. It was later changed to all chocolate nougat in 1945. The 5th Avenue Bar was invented in 1936 by the man best known for making cough drops - William H. Luden. The candy bar was made from layers of peanut butter crunch coated in a milk chocolate. Kit Kat candy bars were invented in 1935 by a company in York, England called Roundtree. Roundtree was acquired by Nestle in 1988. In 1938 Hershey announced a candy bar that was made with milk chocolate and Rice…
Cowgirl Chocolates Case Study
1. What are some of the critical strengths and weaknesses of Cowgirl Chocolates that determine the success of this small business? Can the weaknesses be overcome by the strengths of the business?
Some of the critical strengths of Cowgirl Chocolates that determine the success of this small business include product differentiation, quality, flexible return policy, and personalization. Cowgirl Chocolates is very modern creation since it meets the needs of a specific…