Chocolate Fun

Quotes

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I could give up chocolate but I’m not a quitter.

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Mom always said too much chocolate is like having too much love--you can't get enough.

- GERALDINE SOLON

Chocolate Vocabulary

Criollo Cocoa Beans

A premium variety of cocoa beans grown primarily in South and Central America. Considered the rarest and noblest cacao in the world. A cocoa fruit variety which comes from the Amazon having big size beans. The color is light, the shape is round, and the taste is sweet.

Forastero Cocoa Beans

The most common grown and used beans. They are most likely native to the Amazon basin. These beans make up about 80 percent of the world's production and are grown primarily in Africa, Ecuador, and Brazil. This variety grows very quickly and has high productivity and performance.

Trinitario Cocoa Beans

It is a cross between the Criollo and Forastero varieties. Trinitario has a great variety of characteristics but generally possesses good, aromatic flavor. Trinitario trees are particularly suitable for cultivation. A cocoa variety from Trinidad.

Dutch Processing

A method of treating the nib or the liquor with an alkali solution after roasting, which will reduce the acidity by increasing the normal pH factor from about 5.0 up to 8.0. The name honors the homeland of its inventor, C.J. Van Houten.

White Chocolate

Made only with cocoa butter, sugar, and milk. No cocoa is used.

FUN FACTS

What Should Be Your College Major? Based On Your Chocolate Choices…

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Knives tend to crunch and crack brownies when serving.

Use a pizza cutter to keep brownies looking their best.

In 1860, a Ghirardelli worker accidentally discovered a way to make fat-free cocoa powder.

Ground cacao beans were hanging in a cotton bag overnight. By morning, the floor was covered in cocoa butter that had dripped from the bag.

JOKES

Q: WHAT FRUIT LOVES CHOCOLATE?

A: A COCOA-NUT.

Q: WHY DID THE OREO GO TO THE DENTIST?

A: BECAUSE IT LOST ITS FILLING.

Q: WHAT DO YOU CALL STOLEN COCOA?

A: HOT CHOCOLATE.

Q: WHAT DO YOU CALL A SHEEP COVERED IN CHOCOLATE?

A: A SHEEP BAA.

Q: WHAT DID THE ASTRONAUT SAY WHEN HE STEPPED ON A CHOCOLATE BAR?

A: I JUST SET FOOT ON MARS.