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Here we have Scotland’s entry into the ever-growing fraternity of British chocolate makers. For the past three or four years I have thought that American chocolate makers had this country licked when it came to awesome bean-to-bar ...
Here we have Scotland’s entry into the ever-growing fraternity of British chocolate makers. For the past three or four years I have thought that American chocolate makers had this country licked when it came to awesome bean-to-bar chocolate. But now, I feel a good number of very talented people this side of the pond are […] No related posts.
about 2 hours ago
Only one month until The Chocolate Walk for the Brown County Humane Society, just 23 days before the prices rises from $20 to $25 per ticket.  In this month's reminder let's talk about advice for attending the event. 1. Plan to start ...
Only one month until The Chocolate Walk for the Brown County Humane Society, just 23 days before the prices rises from $20 to $25 per ticket.  In this month's reminder let's talk about advice for attending the event. 1. Plan to start when the event opens at 10am because with each passing hour not only will you have more and more chocolate walkers to deal with but very likely other tourists
about 8 hours ago
Kcal 133 Fat 7.7g Fat(sats) 4.8g Carbs 14.0g (per 25.0g) The Christmas season is fast coming upon us and that means only one thing for the confectionery market - Limited-Editions-a-go-go!!! Yes the Christmas holidays are always litter...
Kcal 133 Fat 7.7g Fat(sats) 4.8g Carbs 14.0g (per 25.0g) The Christmas season is fast coming upon us and that means only one thing for the confectionery market - Limited-Editions-a-go-go!!! Yes the Christmas holidays are always littered with Limited Edition offerings from all the good and great brands and Cadbury certainly aren't going to be bucking the trend this year. Thankfully our pals @MancPickers have us covered with all these Limited Editions. These guys have stocked up on all of the special bars released as of late and are now even shipping worldwide so no ChocolateMission readers need miss out on anything you see us reviewing over the next few weeks - MancPickers HERE. Kicking off our Christmas ChocolateMission this year we chose to start off with this Limited Edition Cadbury offering - the Cadbury Dairy Milk Winter Wonderland. This 100.0g bar comes described as a 'Tree shaped milk and white chocolate bar'. The packaging whilst highly reminiscent of the standard Dairy Milk bar, features some nice decorative touches with the familiar Cadbury branding enhanced with some special snowflake and Christmas tree designs. Unsealing the matted foil wrapper the usual plethora of Cadbury Dairy Milk scents let themselves known establishing expectations of the sweet chocolate that lay within. Over the past couple of months we've seen Mondelez start to transfer several of the Milka bar designs into the Cadbury Dairy Milk range. To find a perfect example of this you need only look at the recent release of the Cadbury Dairy Milk with Daim bar - See HERE. Well this Cadbury Dairy Milk Winter Wonderland borrows many of the properties of the Milka Happy Cows bar; combining both a tremendously aesthetically appealing bar design, with some lovely milk and white chocolate. The white chocolate, whilst not a favourite of ours due to it's sugary sweetness, did admittedly add to the overall experience due to it's unique look. As you can see from our photos the tree shaped chocolate blocks looked fantastic and gave the product a special festive appeal that we couldn't help but love. As the milk chocolate Dairy Milk still made up the main constituents of each block the taste was largely unaffected by the extra sugaryness brought to the party by the white chocolate. It was still the amazingly delicious creamy milk flavours that were the main feature of the taste - as ever with Dairy Milk satisfaction was guaranteed! Overall whilst this Cadbury Dairy Milk Winter Wonderland bar didn't offer us anything we perceived as new or groundbreaking, there was no getting away from the fact that this was still a very enjoyable chocolate bar. Here at ChocolateMission we do like trying different and new flavours but at the same time we are also ones to appreciate that sometimes the simple things can often prove to be the best way forward. The case for the latter is firmly backed up by what we experienced with this bar here. The Cadbury Dairy Milk Winter Wonderland is nothing more complicated than a standard Dairy Milk chocolate bar decorated with some white chocolate tree-shaped decorative pieces but that is no bad thing in our opinion. Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate is for people with sweeter tastes but there is no doubt whatsoever that it has a delicious uniqueness that can't be imitated by any other. For that reason we can't give this anything other than a thumbs up and a ChocolateMission recommendation. 8.5 out of 10
about 13 hours ago
I made these chocolate crosses for my nephew's 1st Holy Communion. They were made using colored candy melts, and they are not very difficult to make.
I made these chocolate crosses for my nephew's 1st Holy Communion. They were made using colored candy melts, and they are not very difficult to make.
1 day ago
Kcal 266 Fat 21.0g Fat(sats) 16.0g Carbs 15.0g (per 4 truffles) One of the most common questions we get asked here at ChocolateMission is 'what is your favourite chocolate truffle?'. We normally retort with an answer saying that it is...
Kcal 266 Fat 21.0g Fat(sats) 16.0g Carbs 15.0g (per 4 truffles) One of the most common questions we get asked here at ChocolateMission is 'what is your favourite chocolate truffle?'. We normally retort with an answer saying that it is impossible to choose but a look into the ChocolateMission archives will tell you that we have long been advocates of Hotel Chocolat's Eton Mess and Artisan du Chocolat's Salted Caramels. The reason we bring this up is because the product we are reviewing today challenges both of those chocolates and could well have even exceeded them. Ladies and gentlemen please see these amazing Hotel Chocolat Rabot 1745 Dark Pralines 82%. These truffles were sent to us in a 45.0g pack of four that Jim quickly made moves for. The truffles were presented in an amazing looking cardboard casing that really brought a premium, vintage feel to the product with its decorative washed out labelling and sleek on-pack branding. The labelling contained information on the date of the cocoa harvest, the length of the conching process and the chocolatier that made them. We felt like this was a good level of detail to showcase the care taken to make the truffles - informative but not over the top or showing off. Out the pack the truffles radiated strong cocoa scents and maintained a sophisticated aesthetic appearance with the 'Rabot' branding placed on top of each piece. Hotel Chocolat's 85% dark chocolate has maintained a number one placement on top of the ChocolateMission leaderboard since 2008 so the expectations of these praline truffles was expectantly high. These were consumed as after dinner chocolates and were appropriately served alongside cups of freshly roasted coffee. This ultimately proved to be a highly satisfactory pairing as the mouth warming effect of the coffee facilitated one of the finest textural melt experiences we have ever experienced from a chocolate truffle. The pieces melted like butter in the mouth, the outer exteriors firstly at a slower pace and then the inner praline centres a silky smooth finish. The flavour generation created during these amazing mouth feel sensations was equally impressive with the outer portion 82% dark chocolate offering a grandioso plethora of rich, earthy cocoa notes. Such was the depth of the chocolate taste we expected the praline aspect to be lost however a pure, powerful woody taste of hazelnut exploded in to life once the soft filling was unveiled. Given their strength these truffles were highly satisfying and felt like the perfect sweet little something to round off a pleasant meal. Overall these Hotel Chocolat Rabot 1745 Dark Pralines were chocolate truffles of the highest order. If you like dark chocolate and hazelnut then these are near enough the perfect chocolates you can find to satisfy your chocolate needs. The presentation is flawless and the truffles contained inside certainly didn't let things down. Made with 82% cocoa organically sourced from Ecuador, Hacienda Lara the quality of the ingredients was never something to bring into disrepute but the blending of the dark chocolate and hazelnut elements was close to chocolatiering perfection. You will no doubt read your fair share of positive Hotel Chocolat reviews on this website but if you are going to take special notice of one this year we strongly suggest it be this one. Chocolate truffles don't get much better than these - their only flaw is that there are only four in a pack. 9.3 out of 10
3 days ago
Buy Homemade Light And Airy Peanut Brittle SizesSmall tin 4 oz. $8.95 USDMedium tin 9 oz. $13.50 USDSquare tin 12 oz. $17.50 USDLarge tin 24 oz. $29.75
Buy Homemade Light And Airy Peanut Brittle SizesSmall tin 4 oz. $8.95 USDMedium tin 9 oz. $13.50 USDSquare tin 12 oz. $17.50 USDLarge tin 24 oz. $29.75
3 days ago
Dolceria Bonajuto creates chocolate the way they want to. Their corner of Modica seems as far away from focus-groups, bar charts and marketing strategy meetings as you could ever wish for – and even further from the designed by com...
Dolceria Bonajuto creates chocolate the way they want to. Their corner of Modica seems as far away from focus-groups, bar charts and marketing strategy meetings as you could ever wish for – and even further from the designed by committee and manufactured machine ‘chocolate’ you’ll find in any corner shop or petrol station. The formulas […]You may also like: Dolceria Bonajuto 70% Dark Chocolate Dolceria Bonajuto 65% Dark Chocolate Amedei Cioccolato al Latter Bianco con Pistacchi
3 days ago
Hi Guys, The Chocolate Tree in Edinburgh is a little chocolate cafe which sells its own beautiful handmade chocolate. Young Perspective is a newspaper entirely written for and run by young people. The two organisations have come togethe...
Hi Guys, The Chocolate Tree in Edinburgh is a little chocolate cafe which sells its own beautiful handmade chocolate. Young Perspective is a newspaper entirely written for and run by young people. The two organisations have come together to bring you the chance to win beautiful bars of chocolate tree chocolate here : http://www.youngperspective.net/win-handmade-chocolate-with-young-perspective.html Young Perspective is not-for-profit and supports young writers, please support us by clicking on this link.
4 days ago
Our first Challenger in our 2013 Halloween Treat Challenge is TCHO.  They sent us five different types of products that one uses for baking, candy making, or drink creation so we in turn used two of these products (Cocoa Powder and Cocoa...
Our first Challenger in our 2013 Halloween Treat Challenge is TCHO.  They sent us five different types of products that one uses for baking, candy making, or drink creation so we in turn used two of these products (Cocoa Powder and Cocoa Nibs) to create this original cupcake recipe that could be used for Halloween or for any holiday.  This recipes takes the basics of cupcake construction and
4 days ago
Kcal 35 Fat 1.3g Fat(sats) 0.7g Carbs 5.0g (per sweet) As the saying goes 'you wait around ages for one bus and then two come along at once' and the same can be said of the new Cadbury Eclairs flavours. After bringing you all our revi...
Kcal 35 Fat 1.3g Fat(sats) 0.7g Carbs 5.0g (per sweet) As the saying goes 'you wait around ages for one bus and then two come along at once' and the same can be said of the new Cadbury Eclairs flavours. After bringing you all our review of the well received Cadbury Eclairs Hazelnut Twist - See HERE, we today bring you the ChocolateMission ruling on the second of the two new varieties, the Cadbury Eclairs Orange Twist. These 'Caramels with orange flavour milk chocolate centres' were sent to us by one of Cadbury's many PR companies and were dispersed amongst the ChocolateMission team for testing. Just as with the rest of the Eclairs range the Orange Twist come in a 180.0g bag containing several individually wrapped caramels. As one would have expected the bag was differentiated through orange secondary colours which we all thought gave the flavour a lot better stand out than the Hazelnut variety which looked far more like the originals. Out the bag the foil wrapped caramels neither smelt or looked different to the standard Eclairs. This was somewhat disappointing for us as at the very least we expected some orange fruit scents. Disappointment at the lacking orangey smells didn't last long as the team quickly realised the presence of the orange element wasn't to prove desirable anyway. The findings of the taste tests conducted throughout the team were pretty unanimous in their rulings. Indeed nearly all of the ChocolateMission team felt that the orange flavouring in the chocolate wasn't to the benefit of the product with most saying it tasted artificial and fake. In its defence one of the team said it brought back fleeting memories of the old school fruit flavoured Toffo sweets, however the majority were more concerned with the effect it had on the creaminess of the chocolate and how it distracted from the buttery caramel flavours. Overall Cadbury have released so many new products this year they were bound to come unstuck eventually. They've not released many that we would categorise as 'exceptional', but until now its not as if they have released any we would have counted as a fail. Unfortunately we do have to categorise these Cadbury Eclairs Orange Twist as the latter, they simply just didn't go down well with anyone in the team! As you will have ascertained from our taste description above the orange element added to the chocolate just didn't enhance the overall experience for the team. Whilst absent in aroma it certainly wasn't absent in the taste. It came across overpowering and given it was disliked for it's artificial nature the orange flavouring wasn't perceived as a favourable addition to the standard Eclairs. Chocolate orange fans may want to check these out however we aren't going to recommend them. 5.2 out of 10
6 days ago