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Découverte des plantations de chocolat

Chocolate comes from the seeds of a nut called a pod, growing on cocoa trees.

To get to the final chocolate as we know it, there are many consecutive stages (fermentation, drying, roasting, grinding, conching, coating and crystallisation) and requires the skills of three different craftsmen: the planter, the couverturier and finally the chocolatier.

So-called couverture chocolate is made from cocoa butter, cocoa powder, sugar and possibly milk powder.

The percentage of each ingredient depends on the variety and type of chocolate desired.

Chocolate is said to be dark if it contains at least 35% cocoa; if it contains up to 99% cocoa, it is said to be bitter while. 100% cocoa is cocoa paste.

Milk chocolate contains at least 34% cocoa with the addition of condensed milk

Finally, white chocolate is based on cocoa butter with added milk sugar and flavouring without any cocoa solids.

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