24 November, 2020

Cacao Goes The Cry

Indians moisten to the exquisite and various seductions of the chocolate

Nilotpal Baruah
Cacao Goes The Cry

Chocolate Terms

  • Couverture Chocolate: High-grade chocolate which uses 32-39 per cent cocoa butter for a smoother texture.
  • Chocolate compound: A less expensive, non-chocolate product replacement made from a
    combination of cocoa, vegetable fat and sweeteners. Usually used to make low-grade candy bars.
  • Cacao beans: The beans from which cocoa solids and cocoa butter are extracted. There are three main varieties of cacao: Forastero, Criollo, and Trinitario. Forastero is the most common, making up 95% of the world’s cocoa production. The Criollo variety is the best kind and grown mostly in Venezuela.
  • Single origin chocolate: Bars or tablets made from beans sourced from a single region like Ecuador, Ghana, Madagascar, Venezuela and other chocolate-producing regions. You also have fair-trade chocolate to make sure that your chocolate comes from plantations with fair labour laws and organic chocolate, which is...


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