Chocolate – A Mouth Watering Experience
Imagine a chunk of chocolate melting in your mouth and spreading its warmth within you. The magic of even a single bite of chocolate is so intense that even the thought of it makes you smile. That’s what chocolates are all about; happiness, joy, love and laughter. Out of the total population of this world, majority are trapped in the charismatic magic of chocolate.
Chocolate is said to reduce depression and elevate mood in every form and flavor. It stimulates the production of endorphin, a chemical that makes you delightful. For most people, chocolate is either simple brown, dark or white. Few know the vast variety of flavors chocolate comes in. For instance, a banana chocolate has chunks of banana in it, a pearl bar has ginger and sesame seeds, lavender truffles include lavender and cardamom, a Naga bar has curry powder in it and Chevere chocolate has black pepper. And if you think, these blends are weird, think of bacons, chilies and tea in chocolates. All these combinations might sound bizarre, but amalgamated with the richness of chocolate; they take you on an out of this world experience.
Not everything that is delicious needs to be included in junk food. Chocolates come with a whole bundle of health benefits. The flavonoids in dark chocolates are antioxidants that prevent aging and regulate blood flow. Although chocolates are rich in fats, but most of these fats are of the kind which do not affect blood cholesterol. Chocolates are known to reduce inflammation and hence prevent cancer. To everyone’s surprise, chocolates fight the tooth decay bacteria in the mouth and hence prevent it from spreading. Dark chocolate is famously known for increasing memory as well.
Although, rich in goodness, people like chocolates due to its mouth watering flavor. One doesn’t have to be a child to enjoy this bar of abundance. Chocolate is everyone’s favorite and few can resist its temptation. Chocolates from different brands are famous worldwide. Who doesn’t know the chocolates of Hershey’s now? United States is famous for its high quality chocolates and has a number of shops dedicated towards chocolate delights. Stollwerck chocolates from Germany are exported worldwide and its famed chocolate museum is a treat to visit. The prominent chocolate bars of toblerone and nestle come from Swiss chocolate brands and are renowned worldwide. Talking about chocolates, how can one forget Belgium chocolate? The country is known as a chocolate paradise.
Talking of chocolate production, the second oldest chocolate producers of the world is Ghirardelli Chocolate Company founded by an Italian named Domingo Ghirardelli. The company started as a bakery and soon became famous for its delights. Within two years, Domingo after winding up the business, went to California and opened a new shop there. The man was unstoppable at that time. He moved on to open one new store in San Francisco. The company today is famous for its gourmet and dark chocolates and was one of the first to introduce square chocolates.
Just like Ghirardelli, Lindt also started as a confectionery shop. After retirement, Rudolf, the owner, gave his chocolate factory to his son Johann Rudolf, who converted this company into Chocolat Sprüngli AG. The company kept acquiring other chocolate companies and in 1899, Chocolat Sprüngli AG took over Lindt’s chocolate company and hence the name. Today, the company still runs at its peak and enjoys consumer’s attention to its fullest. Amongst the many famous produces, the toffee crunch, mint intense, wasabi, orange intense flavors are greatly liked all over the world. The company currently has 8 chocolate cafes in Australia which serve chocolates, cakes and ice creams.
Most chocolate cafes or household gatherings have chocolate fountains to treat the guests. Sephra chocolate fountains are well known due to their exquisite design and great taste. The milk chocolate of this company is also finger licking. Sephra remains incomparable in terms of taste and price.
Chocolates are one of the finest blessings on mankind. They make the consumer go on a roller coaster of emotions and fulfillment.