The Right Way to Eat Chocolate
Coco Gusto has been featured on the article: The Right Way to Eat Chocolate: Tips, Tricks and Treats From Five Local Chocolatiers.
Westword Magazine asked Five Colorado Chocolatiers for Tips, Tricks for The Right Way to Eat Chocolate.
"You can tell a lot about a chocolate before you ever put it in your mouth. The color and overall appearance can be indicative of its quality and characteristics. One look at the handsomely hand-painted chocolates from founder Wade Stembridge’s Denver-based Coco Gusto, and it’s clear that he understands the importance of eating with your eyes first. He explains that a good-quality chocolate “will have a glossy, smooth and even finish.” This is evidence that the chocolate was properly tempered, a temperamental process of heating and cooling chocolate at precise temperatures to ensure proper crystallization."
Other Chocolate Tasting Tips & Tricks
Good chocolate doesn't always have to be expensive. Ingredients, appearance, and taste are the three main components that will make up a good chocolate.
A good Chocolate product will have a glossy, smooth, even finish. If it has a matt finish, it probably has other vegetable fats, other than cocoa butter added to the composition.
When the chocolate breaks, you should hear a crack or a snapping noise. Texture/mouthfeel: The chocolate that I like best has creamy and smooth melting properties, as opposed to being muddy, chalky, or waxy.
There are many different types of cocoa grown in the world. The origin of the cocoa alone does not say as much about its quality, but a good chocolate is made from as few different types of cocoa as possible.
Have fun when you sample new chocolates and be sure to try Coco Gusto's latest flavors. Pay attention to what you’re tasting: What does it smell like? What is the mouthfeel? What flavor notes are you picking up?