Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Chocolate with nuts... no, make that almonds and what you get is something totally indescribable! And even if that chocolate is bittersweet, as in Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day, the taste just gets better with bitter.

So, check out these few cool facts about being 'choco-li-cious'-

  • Aztec emperor Montezuma drank 50 golden goblets of hot chocolate every day. It was thick, dyed red and flavored with chili peppers.
  • Bittersweet chocolate is what is usually called for in baking. It contains more chocolate liquor(at least 35%) and less sugar than sweet chocolate. Semisweet chocolate contains 15% - 35% chocolate liquor.
  • A recent study indicates when men crave food, they tend to crave fat and salt. When women crave food, they tend to desire chocolate.
  • Moisture is death for your chocolate. Chocolate is very fussy about liquids and even the smallest hint of water can separate the chocolate and ruin.
  • Once upon a time, money did grow on trees. Cocoa beans were used as currency by the Mayan and Aztec civilizations over 1400 years ago.
If U want to know more, all you have to do is drool on these links :-

Chocolate FAQ - Want to know everything you could ever know about chocolate? Then have a read through this very thorough site.
Chocolate Recipes - What's cooking?
Chocolate Trivia - Read and enjoy!!
Chocolate Books - More material on chocolates.
posted by Casey Galatos at Tuesday, November 07, 2006 | Permalink |

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