Here are a few tips for chocolate lovers who want to stay healthy while they indulge on dessert.
Chocolate that is sweetened with refined sugar alcohols tends to have a rather metallic taste and an unnatural tasting twang. Consuming excessive amounts of refined sugar can also result in more trips to the bathroom - and no one really wants that!
So what's all the fuss about? What exactly is 'raw' chocolate? Surely all chocolate is raw, right? Wrong. Prepare yourself for a crash course in this natural wonder that some are calling a 'superfood'.
Pierre Herme has added to the knowledge we have about chocolate making, as well as enriching the diversity of types of chocolate available. It's still an experiment but hopefully by working directly with farmers, more chocolate makers will use the established body of experimentation and build on it. Perhaps Marou will be next to experiment with fermentation with fruit?
If you've got a penchant for chocolate-y goodness, but don't want to load up on processed food or sugar then cacao might
If you think that the only thing to see in Panama is its canal, then you'd be wrong. Off the Caribbean coast are hundreds of delightful coral islands, nestling in an idyllic turquoise sea.