How To Eat Chocolate



National Geographic's "Digital Nomad" Andrew Evans investigated Swiss chocolate by visiting a factory in Broc, Switzerland, in which tourists can take part in an all-you-can-eat sampling. There are guides to help participants rein in their tendency to overdo it, because the enjoyment comes from the quality, not the quantity. Swiss chocolate expert Michel Baud tells us step-by-step how to get the most out of chocolate.
* Begin by snapping the chocolate in half. Inhale and ponder the aromas you can sense: cocoa, vanilla, smoke, malt, etc.

* Let the first bite be small to “warm up” the tongue, which can only taste sweet, sour, salty, bitter. Some chocolates can hit all four tastes.

* The second bite is the one that counts. Suck on the chocolate and feel how it melts, sense the texture (grainy or smooth?). Is it sweet or dry?

There's more to the process, which you can read at NatGeo's Intelligent Travel blog. Link -Thanks, Marilyn!

(Image credit: Andrew Evans, National Geographic Traveler)

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I visited the Caillé factory last march : if you happen to be in Switzerland, this is the place to go!!! The last room is a chocolate smorgasbord of all their products, ever-refilled trays ready to be emptied on your taste buds. There are so many products that only eating one, it's difficult to finish!

http://www.cailler.ch/en/Home.aspx

The region is also typical of postcard Switzerland, just go!
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