11 Do You Like Chocolate?

Do You Like Chocolate?

Posted on December 9, 2011 by

One of the confectioneries of Novosibirsk opened its doors to show how they make chocolate, sweets, and other tasty stuff. Let’s see it!

This is some information about chocolate for you:

Chocolate is a raw or processed food produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia in Mexico, Central and South America. Its earliest documented use is around 1100 BC. The majority of the Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Aztecs, who made it into a beverage known as xocolātl, a Nahuatl word meaning “bitter water”. The seeds of the cacao tree have an intense bitter taste, and must be fermented to develop the flavor.

Cocoa solids contain alkaloids which have physiological effects on the body. It has been linked to serotonin levels in the brain. Some research found that chocolate, eaten in moderation, can lower blood pressure.

The tour guide tells about what they make chocolate of.

After fermentation, the beans are dried, then cleaned, and then roasted, and the shell is removed to produce cacao nibs. The nibs are then ground to cocoa mass which may be processed into two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter. Unsweetened baking chocolate (bitter chocolate) contains primarily cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions. Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate, combining cocoa solids, cocoa butter or other fat, and sugar.

Each confectionery has its own recipe of making chocolate and keeps it a secret.


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11 Responses to “Do You Like Chocolate?”

  1. Tovarich_Volk says:

    Russian Chocolate is GOOD chocolate, then again, Mexicon chocolate is better than the stuff they call chocolate here in the US.

  2. Ostyak-Vogul says:

    This is heaven.

  3. TrulyRestlessSoul says:

    I want a chocolate Ipad :-D

  4. j pigden says:

    I used to work in a pizza plant. After a few months, I could stand the smell of them!

  5. OldBikr says:

    Everyone loves chocolate.

  6. nazir minhas says:

    Mouth watering chocolates, can I have all these.

  7. Zonda says:

    In the end, ER mentioned “kamasutra chocolate” and I remember the post… a good way to combine pleasure with taste… ;)

  8. EngrishBob says:

    I could never work here. I love chocolate and would only end up hating the stuff if I worked with it day to day.

  9. alisalv says:

    you make me want to buy a chocolate NOW, and it’s 06.41 am and no store yet open

  10. I could never tire of chocolate — even if I worked at a place that makes it!

  11. Steve says:

    It does not matter what the question is. The answer is chocolate!

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