All you need to know about Chocolate

Chocolate, one of the most popular delicacies in the world, comes from an Aztec word xocolatl, which means bitter water.

With a history going back over 4000 years, chocolate has gone through a big evolution. At the beginning, it used to be consumed as a bitter drink, not the sweet treat we know it today.

Made from cocoa beans, both the beans and the pulp are fermented together and left to dry. After its try, the beans are moved to a factory for final processing. At this stage, some other beans varieties might be used to create different varieties of chocolate.

There are a lot of chocolate varieties and some of the biggest chocolate producers in the world include: Dominican Republic, Peru, Equador, West Africa, Indonesia, Ghana and other.

Belgian Chocolate

Belgian chocolate is one of the most popular varieties of chocolate in the world.

The chocolate making tradition dates back to 17 century, when Belgium was ruled by Spain and the voyagers from South America brought cocoa beans to Belgium.

In 1894 a law was introduced, which guaranteed that Belgian chocolate must contain at least 35% pure cocoa content.

The two most popular varieties of Belgian chocolate are pralines and truffles.

Buying Chocolate

If you’re looking to get a chocolate gift for a friend or just spoil yourself, you will have no trouble locating it in the shops anywhere in the country.

For more decadent gifts, like Chocolate Hampers, we recommend, where you will find a selection of chocolate gifts based on your budget, recipient and chocolate type.

Choose from white, milk or dark chocolate or spoil someone with a gift that contains wine, chocolate and flowers – the ultimate gift combination.