The Läderach tablets
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What is the pure taste of chocolate, according to you?
- Blond Caramel
Enjoy it with all your senses
Learn how to taste chocolate
Start out by taking a moment to look at your chocolate. What colour is it? What does the texture look like? You can discern the quality of chocolate from its finish – it should have a silky matte gloss. If chocolate is warmed and cooled in a particular way during production, fat crystals in the cocoa are created which lends it a unique shine.
If you do not want to enjoy your Läderach chocolate right away – which we find hard to imagine – it should be kept dry and stored at a temperature of around 65°F/18°C away from direct heat or sun in order to retain its quality and freshness.
When touching the chocolate, pay attention to how it feels – is it hard or soft? Does it melt right away in your hand?
High-quality chocolate gets its texture and finish from the combination of finely ground cocoa, the perfect amounts of cocoa butter and sugar, and the right conching time. All of these factors together result in a smooth, velvety texture – like the texture of our Läderach tablets.
High-quality chocolate has an incredibly complex bouquet. Since Läderach chocolate is so fresh, it has a particularly rich, delicious aroma. White chocolate is mainly characterised by notes of vanilla and milk, whereas milk chocolate will have an aroma of cocoa beans. Our Grand Cru chocolate tablets will smell more distinctly of roasted cocoa notes, while our blond tablets feature the warm, enticing scent of caramel.
Hold a piece of chocolate up to your ear and break it. You should hear a short, clear snap. This means that the chocolate was perfectly tempered. When chocolate is heated and cooled at just the right temperatures, this gives the cocoa butter the proper hardness.
Milk chocolate has a quieter snap than dark chocolate because the milk fat makes it softer. Grab a piece and try it for yourself!
Now we have arrived at what is arguably the most important aspect: taste.
And when it comes to the taste and texture of chocolate, the quality of the raw materials is key. It is the combination of these ingredients that lend chocolate its unique and distinctive flavour.
Put a piece of chocolate in your mouth and let it melt on your tongue. It should not melt too quickly or too slowly, and it should not be gritty or have an oily aftertaste. Läderach chocolate’s fine, uniform texture allows all of the complex flavours and aromas to unfold so you can enjoy a uniquely delicious experience.