Is it cocoa or chocolate you like most?
There is a huge difference between these two and a huge difference too between one piece of chocolate and the other.
The most terrible chocolate bar I ate was over 30 years ago in Bulgaria. This was for sure not chocolate. The next nad chocolate bar we had was the supermarket Spar it's own brand. It tasted like soap.
If it comes to cocoa it's not different.
Read the ingredients and you find out yourself. Chocolate or cocoa with 1% chocolate, no fat, etc. In the Netherlands it's not even allowed to use the name chocolate if it doesn't contain a certain amount of cocoa.
For sure each country has it's own idea and taste developed if it comes to the taste of chocolate but a cake or pie colored brown with a chemical smell is not made with real cocoa or chocolate.
The photo and many recipes you find back in the free magazine "Boodschappen" of the Supermarket Coop #12, December 2018.
We mainly use it for: hot chocolate, the chocolate vegan cake, tiramisu and chocolate custard or pudding. A bit cocoa works great as a topping.
The photo and many recipes you find back in the free magazine "Boodschappen" of the Supermarket Coop #12, December 2019.
We eat it just so. It's less expensive as cocoa and comes in many different kinds. Personally I like the dark chocolate most.
You can use it too to make your own chocolate butter. Way healthier as the sold trans- and palmfats which harm your health.
The best chocolate ice cream I ever ate was in Hungary a few years ago. This was pure dark chocolate.
I made chocolate waffles a few times. It wasn't a great succes. The chocolate taste was disappointing. I made them without this chemical stuff on it. This photo is from the book "Mon meilleur ami s'appelle chocolat"
Dark chocolate is the easiest chocolate to melt.
You can add cornflakes, granula, peanuts or raisins to it and make a fast snack out of it.
Pieces of chocolate can be used too to make a hot chocolate but I prefer the real cocoa (which is not Nesquick) more.
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