In 4 steps to your own chocolate tasting

In 4 Schritten zur eigenen Schokoladen-Verkostung
Are you into the fine chocolate game and want to go on a taste excursion with friends or family? Or have you already done achocolate tasting with us and want to share your new knowledge with others? Either way, we can absolutely recommend a private tasting and have summarized the most important tips for you!

#1 The Round Table

Only the best should be seated at your round table. The best chocolates and the nicest chocolate fans and friends. Keep both the number of participants and the number of chocolates low. Of course, you can best estimate the number of with-buttons yourself. However, we would not invite more than 10 people for a private tasting at home. As for the chocolates, we recommend trying a maximum of 5 chocolates. We already have an idea...

#2 The chocolates

In our chocolate tasting team events we go on a chocolate trip around the world. About 70% of the time we travel around the world to try different terroirs of fine flavor cocoa beans from different countries of origin. A 70% cocoa content is therefore ideal because the balance of sugar and cocoa content is ideal here in order to be able to taste as many flavors as possible. Have you ever taken part in one of our tastings and want to go one step further? How about specializing in chocolates made directly in the countries of origin? Or you can try chocolate from the same country of origin and see how different the individual regions taste. Your creativity knows no bounds! By the way: we find it particularly exciting to try supermarket chocolate as well as fine chocolate. It is very exciting to taste the differences. How does the familiar taste compare to the newly discovered flavors?

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#3 Preparing for the tasting

Who does not know it? The time is far too short until the guests arrive and the to-do list is far too long. While your guests can certainly wait a moment, you should make sure that you bring the chocolate and drinks to room temperature sufficiently early. So that the participants are not initially influenced by the pretty packaging, it is best to unpack the chocolates beforehand and break them into small pieces. Smaller pieces of around 5g per person are ideal, we recommend 2 pieces per person. So you can “taste” it again. You can of course also prepare mini chocolate boards - similar to a cheese board - for everyone. If you want to take a more professional approach, you can also use a pen and paper to jot down impressions. Now only glasses and water are missing for the perfect tasting luck ;-). You use the water to neutralize between the taste buds. It should not be too cold, otherwise the mouth will cool down and the next chocolate may melt more slowly. If you like, you can add a splash of apple cider vinegar to the water. According to bean-to-bar pioneer Zotter , this cleans the taste buds on the tongue particularly well. You want to drink more than just water? Learn how to find the perfect pairing here.

#4 Let the tasting begin

Try each chocolate individually and let it work its magic on you. Have you ordered a tasting box from us? Then your box comes with a small tasting guide that is great for you to follow. Have you visited your local chocolate shop? Fine! Then we have put together tips for you here for the tasting. If you don't just try dark chocolate, it's a good idea to start with the darker chocolate and then get lighter. However, it is best if you stay true to one "category". Do you prefer a mixture of milk and dark chocolate? Then try acolorful mixture and next time you will concentrate on dark chocolate.
Our tip: end the tasting with a pairing and don't forget all the rules: enjoyment always comes first! Have fun!

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