History of Chocolate Growing and Processing
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The History of Chocolate
Renowned for their rich chocolate traditions,
Belgium commands the market in high quality
Charlemagne Kim’s Chocolates LTD
The Netherlands hold such traditions in chocolate
manufacturing that currently, all cocoa and chocolate
products are processed in the Netherlands and exported to
all other countries. This is largely due to the cocoa press
invented by Coenraad Van Houten
Germany ranks as one of the largest
consumers of chocolate in Europe.
Austria is more renowned for their
patisserie than their chocolates. The Vienna
torte is just one example of the expertise.
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Italians prefer chocolates that are sweet or
nutty in flavor. Italian chocolatiers are
masters in packaging and presentation.
Caffarel La Provenzale
The Swiss are responsible for three of the greatest
impacts on modern chocolate processing. The
invention of conching, by Rodolphe Lindt,
combined with creamy fondant produces the
smooth silky texture we enjoy today. We can also
thank the Swiss for the creation of milk chocolate.
France is unique from other European
countries in that fact that they boast smaller,
more independent chocolate manufacturers,
each with their own specialties.
Great Britain has undergone a transformation
since the creation of the Chocolate Society in
1990. A resurgence in the consumption of
premium chocolates has replaced the traditional
old-style sweet milk chocolate.
Green & Black’s
Like the British, American prefer sweet milk
chocolates. The industry is dominated by a few
companies, but like England, the American pallets
are changing to premium, hand-made chocolates.
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