TLC proHow to Taste, Truffle Love Chocolates, Truffle Love, Milwaukee dark truffle, Milwaukee chocolates, Milwaukee boxed chocolate, Milwaukee chocolate gifts, Pam chocolatesvides customers with delicious, hand-crafted artisan chocolates made in small batches with premium, Fair Trade chocolate using local, regional and American made ingredients. 

 We recommend enjoying our chocolates within 3 weeks.

They should be stored and served at room temperature

(refrigeration causes condensation on the chocolates, which adversely affects the texture).

 

 

 

How to Taste, Truffle Love Chocolates, Truffle Love, Milwaukee dark truffle, Milwaukee chocolates, Milwaukee boxed chocolate, Milwaukee chocolate gifts, Pam chocolatesEngage Your Senses

Experience chocolate with all your senses …
Chocolate offers up so many rewards. Relax and enjoy yourself. Let the flavors unfold. Enhance the pleasure by taking the time to mindfully savor each bite. Engage all of your senses for a full chocolate experience.
▶ Sight
Our eyes devour beauty and whet our appetite. For many, the mere sight of chocolate creates excitement and anticipation. What does its appearance tell you? Is the chocolate shiny or dull, reddish or ebony-dark? Chocolate comes in a range of colors, dependent upon the type of beans used, its regional origin and how it was processed. Let your eyes ignite your imagination.
▶ Smell
Chocolates are best enjoyed at room temperature. If you’re tasting a solid piece of chocolate, rub a small piece of the chocolate between your thumb and index finger to warm it slightly. Now hold the chocolate up to your nose, close your eyes and breathe in the aroma. Is it delicate? Penetrating? The senses of smell and taste are intertwined. Chances are, your mouth is beginning to water as you anticipate the flavor.
▶ Sound
As you bite into the chocolate, listen to the clear snap – like a twig underfoot on a frosty morning walk. This snap is a result of proper tempering, which is a process that aligns the cocoa butter and cocoa crystals for a smooth, glossy finish.
▶ Taste
Allow a small piece of chocolate to melt on your tongue. As it dissolves, what flavors come to the fore? How do the flavors change as you move the chocolate slowly around your mouth? Now close your eyes and exhale through your nose, feeling the flavors levitate off your tongue. Do you taste any new flavors? How long does the flavor linger?
▶ Touch
Enjoy how the chocolate feels in your mouth. Is it light and fleeting or like a heavy velvet that lingers? What’s the texture – thick and sandy or smooth and silky?


 

How to taste and describe chocolate

Tasting and describing chocolate is not very different from describing a wine.hearts and Valentino, How to Taste, Truffle Love Chocolates, Truffle Love, Milwaukee dark truffle, Milwaukee chocolates, Milwaukee boxed chocolate, Milwaukee chocolate gifts, Pam chocolates
When describing chocolate you are not only talking about how it tastes but also the texture of how it melts in your mouth. 

Chocolate bars can have all kinds of flavors from fruits to nuts to wood.
A great chocolate is going to engage all of your senses.

It will look good, smell good, taste good and even sound nice when you break off a piece. The higher quality of chocolate, the less you need to eat to feel satisfied. Sometimes chocolate is simply the delivery vehicle for flavor.
White chocolate is a much more mild form and usually the other flavors predominate.


How to evaluate a piece of chocolate

Look at thHow to Taste, Truffle Love Chocolates, Truffle Love, Milwaukee dark truffle, Milwaukee chocolates, Milwaukee boxed chocolate, Milwaukee chocolate gifts, Pam chocolatese chocolate to see if it has a nice sheen.
Break off a piece to see if it snaps well and breaks easily.
Then determine what it smells like. Does it smell sweet, are there hints if vanilla, is there a big chocolate smell to it?
Next – tasting the chocolate. Put it in your mouth and chew it a couple of times to start the melting process.
Then let it melt on the top of your tongue. When eating a chocolate bonbon and determining the flavor
characteristics you want to eat it in two bites.