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How to recognize a good chocolate taking into account only its packaging?

Commonly we find some information on the packaging of our favorite chocolates and do not know what they correspond to. In this article I want to tell you about some relevant aspects of the production of fine and aroma cocoas, which directly affect quality and that we can commonly find declared on chocolate packaging.

The origin.

When we talk about chocolates made with artisan production techniques, we know that there is meticulous care in every detail, including the selection of raw materials. In the case of chocolate, it comes from the cocoa fruit and, being a fruit, the weather conditions, the type of soil or the geographical conditions directly influence the flavor of fine cocoas. For this reason, the master chocolatiers choose origins that their conditions provide unique attributes, as is the case of the cocoa produced in Colombia, which has sweet notes with slight acidity, which creates pleasant and complex sensations in the mouth, in addition, the flavor notes change from region to region, expressing flavors of fruit, caramel, chocolate, among others.

Genetic variety.

When it tells you if it is Criollo, Forastero or Trinitario, they are talking about the genetic variety from which their beans come. As in coffee or other fruits, depending on the type of plant, flavors, acidity, productivity, its level of bitterness or astringency, among others, can vary. These variables are key so that chocolatiers can develop their product and express these attributes in the best way in their bonbons and chocolates, since the transformation process goes according to the qualities that they want to highlight, either in the curve of roasting, conching time, even in the selection of the type of ideal machines to process it.

quality seals

This is an important aspect in production since it speaks of the concept and of the qualitative processes that are carried out in the production plant, complying with the standards that the certification promises. In our case, we have certifications such as "Kosher" which means suitable, adequate. or convenient. Kosher foods are foods that are prepared according to specific dietary standards and that are required by some people or companies that seek that their products be suitable for those who require a vegetarian, vegan or very strict diet and that cannot contain any type of animal fat. This certification ensures the absence of contamination or inclusion of particles that affect people with different types of allergies, mainly from dairy or meat derivatives. Another note that you can also find is that we are in the process of FSSC 22000 certification, which is focused on ensuring food safety in production processes, relying on scientific and technical advances, and its audit resources on improvement instead of compliance. . In addition, being based on an ISO standard, it has worldwide credibility and the support of organizations specialized in food safety systems.

Cocoa percentage:

Here again, raw materials play a super important role, since the percentage refers to the amount of pure cocoa, sugar and cocoa butter in the product, that is, it indicates how much of a chocolate bar is made of a real cocoa bean product. Cocoa is known to contain nutritious flavonoids, which are antioxidants that provide health-promoting, mood-boosting and brain-boosting properties, so recognize that the more cocoa a bar contains, the more good it does for our bodies. and less amount of sugar will contribute. Knowing this, it is time to please your palate and live the experience of more than 20 years developing quality products for the industry and consumers who seek true traceability and clarity in the products they consume.
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