Something to chew on

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2005 9:00pm
  • Life

For chocolate lovers, it comes as no surprise that eating fine chocolates is a lot like drinking wine. Chocolove, premium chocolate maker from Boulder, Colo., has the following tips for enjoying a chocolate bar:

* Taste the chocolate at room temperature.

* Don’t drink a cold beverage just before or during tasting. A warm mouth is essential to ensure the chocolate melts quickly.

* Observe the glossy surface at the top of the bar, an indication of well-made chocolate.

* Break the chocolate into small squares; smell the aromas released.

* Chew the chocolate briefly to release the aromas into the nasal passage at the back of the mouth.

* Before swallowing, press the last bit of chocolate to the roof of your mouth with your tongue. It should feel buttery smooth.

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