Mmm the Succulent, Creamy, Rich, Sweet and Scrumptious taste of High Quality Chocolate is really a Heaven on Earth. High Quality chocolates come with higher Cocoa content and Cocoa butter and do not use cheap fats and use less sugar and also stay away from artificial ingredience. So if you'l find me with a good cup of Tea and some exquisite Chocolate, I'm pretty content.
I have a Fridge Magnet which says " SAVE THE EARTH, IT'S OUR ONLY SOURCE OF CHOCOLATE" That's the best argument for it I've heard so far.
This book is by Chantal Coady who founded the Chocolate Society and is a Founder member of the Academy of Chocolate. She runs a Chocolate shop in London called Rococo. The first part of the book is about the history and manufacture of Chocolates and then comes a Chocolate Directory where top manufacturers are rated and explained. Should be better edited but is still the best Chocolate Book I've read.
Pierre Marcolini from Belgium makes the Best Chocolates in my opinion. It's a real treat to go in to his shops and choose individual Chocolates that are on display like pieces of jewelry behind glass. He is a real Master Chocolatier who approaches Chocolate making from a Perfectionist standpoint. He has made lots of inventive products and his stuff is Rich and Sweet and Creamy and oh so tasty. http://www.marcolini.be/
These Chocolate Bars from Marcolini are the best Bars I have ever tasted, they have a complex taste that's in many layers and they are sooooo smooth and silky. One interesting thing that Marcolini does is to use High quality Cocoa Beans from Great farms and also he blend Cocoa Beans from different sources and creates new and inventieve blends that are just Fantastic.
These Italian Chocolates are one of the best in the world. They taste so smooth, I'm pretty sure if Silk were edible it would taste something like Amedei Chocolates it flows so smoothly and the taste is Heavenly. http://www.amedei.com/jspamedei/index.jsp
Cru means growth and refers to a particular and usually very good plantation of cocoa beans and Grand Cru means a Plantation which produces very fine Cocoa Beans. Valrhona is a French manufacturer of High quality Chocolates. They put great value on certain Cocoa Beans from great sources and their manufacturing process in top class. Fantastic Chocolates. http://www.valrhona-chocolate.com/
Fortnum and Mason is my favorite shop. Situated in piccadilly in London England. They have fantastic Teas and Brilliant Chocolates. This box is a collection of some of their best morsels. http://www.fortnumandmason.com/
Green & Black's is an English firm that make really good Chocolates and they are all Organic. They make many Chocolate bars and Maya Gold is one of their Best one, it is blended with orange and spices and it is really good and the flavor is unique.
These Great circles of Marzipan and Fruit in liqueur covered with succulent chocolates are some of my favorites Chocolates. They come in Plums In Madeira - Strawberry in Champagne - Apricot in Brandy - Cherry in Rum - Grape in Muscat Wine and Rasberry in Orange Liqueur.