Do You Know Chocolate?

Chocolate should be stored in a cool dry place and should not be refrigerated. If you must refrigerate, it is best to put the chocolate in an air tight box in the fruit compartment to control the humidity. In the refrigerator the sugar in the chocolate can crystallize...

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Chocolate Covered

In Good Taste….. Some Tips on How To Enjoy Chocolate Enjoying chocolate is a very personal experience as everyone’s pallet differs. Some enjoy sour flavors while others enjoy very earthy accents of various cuisine. Chocolate is no different. While you may enjoy many flavors, some flavors are more enjoyable because of...

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On Trend and Thriving In 2017

Prepare for a bright year filled with green, pattern play and happy motifs with a few unexpected twists. Astor has curated the years top trends and we invite you to explore the limitless possibilities in the world of chocolate.

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All Good… The Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate which is high in cocoa solids (70% or more) is now recognized as having many qualities that are beneficial to health, Real chocolate, containing at least 70% cocoa solids for plain chocolate, has much less sugar than the typical mass produced product. Chocolate contains essential trace elements...

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Behind The Bean

Chocolate is made from the cocoa bean, found in pods growing from the trunk and lower branches of the Cacao Tree. The Latin name of the cocoa bean 'Theobroma Cacao'means "food of the gods". In 1828, Dutch chemist Johannes Van Houten, invented a method of extracting the fat...

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