Lots of us love chocolate, but while we tend to shove it in our mouths to get to the goodness sooner, there are pros out there who sample it to make sure it’s as good as it can be. There are actual chocolate experts who have the job of tasting chocolate for quality. It’s a dream job many of us would love to have and while we can’t get hired for it, we can learn from the professionals.This is the right way to taste chocolate, according to a master chocolatier at Godiva.
- Take a good look at the chocolate - Most of us never do this step because we’re too busy eating it, but pros give the chocolate a visual once over first. They say the shinier the chocolate, the better the quality, so that’s what they’re looking for.
- Touch the chocolate to release its aromas - Your mouth is probably watering by now, but touching the chocolate is important to release that dreamy chocolatey scent we know and love.
- And finally … taste it - Before you bite in, take a deep breath to appreciate all the delicious notes. The finer the chocolate, the smoother and silkier it will taste. And is there really such a thing as bad chocolate?