Appreciating The Ancient Art Of Chocolate Making

The long days of summer are far behind us and fall is soon to be there too. The cold and chill are here to stay it seems like. With the cold temperatures come all the wonderful holidays we love so much and the gift giving time of year. With gifts and the holiday season, chocolate comes to mind. It is thankfully everywhere during the holidays for desert, for trick or treating and for our stockings. Chocolate is as big a part of the holidays as any of the mascots like Santa or a turkey and is usually just as welcome. Try to imagine Halloween, Thanksgiving Christmas and any of the other holidays for that matter, without chocolate. Welcome to the blog and thank you for stopping by. We will be talking about some of the great gifts that you can give that are based on chocolate and talk a little bit about the ancient art of chocolate making.

Did you know that chocolate has been enjoyed in many forms for thousands of years? It is still used as a medicine in some places and the naturally bitter substance first made its way back to Europe from conquering explorers in the 1500s. The first chocolate bar as we know it was first made in 1848? Its amazing the relationship we have with chocolate now as it is so ingrained in our lives that it is hard to imagine food or holidays without it. From drinks to deserts, it is mixed with nearly anything that you can think of. Though we don’t view it is medicinal, many people around the world still use it in medicines as well as for eating and drinking. It comes in bar form, it comes in powdered form to drink in milk or to mix with hot water to make hot cocoa. What is your favorite form of chocolate? Do you like it in your coffee or do you like it mixed with caramel or nuts? Many people like it one way or another and enjoy it in its candy bar form and with assorted forms that come in chocolate boxes that make an amazing gift. Many people get exposed to chocolate via those mixed mystery candies that everyone seems to have during the holiday season.

Tell us your first or favorite experience with chocolate and we could share it on the blog. Or, you can send in a picture to us that shows your favorite desert and how happy you are with it. We love to hear from our fellow chocolate lovers here and would love to hear from you too.