Behind The Bar RSS

What Makes Good Chocolate 'Good'?

You may think the answer to what is good chocolate is simple enough: Any chocolate that tastes delicious to you. Here are a few elements to help you ascertain whether your chocolate does in fact have all the makings of a good chocolate, with an expert eye.

Continue reading

The 'Oscars' of the Chocolate World?

Awards are a tricky subject lately. While it's true that there is great chocolate out there without award stickers, the reality is that the average chocolate consumer awareness on what makes a chocolate good, is still work in progress. Which means that seeing an award sticker on the front of a bar is often THE push-factor when choosing between bars which one knows little about. I know this because when I started my chocolate journey...

Continue reading