The Story begin with an ancestral Aztec's drink
The Aztecs known the chocolate as a bitter and spicy drink
The discovery of chocolate, the drink of the god.
Christopher Columbus discovered the chocolate in the new world at the end of the15th century. Indeed, the Aztecs drank chocolate well before everybody. It was a bitter drink based on roasted kernels seeds of cocoa blended with spices.
The chocolate conquered the old world.
Even if the chocolate recipe was kept secret by the Spanish aristrocrates, the succes of this drink was so that it went through the european borders.
The famous Belgian Chocolate : " praline " and " ballotin ".
From the beginning of its history in Belgium, the chocolate was considered as a gift.
The decoration is still today manufactured by hand.
|The chocolate manufacturers take care to select the best cocoa as well as the finest components in order to produce the Belgian chocolate - or " praline "- filling.|
Indeed, the chocolate quality is determine by the cocoa seeds choice and the components quality which give it all its characteristics (its parfume, its color, its touch, ...)
The Belgian artisan manufactures almost all the " praline " by hand, especially the decoration. And it becomes a unique articles as he gives a personal touch to all of his creations thanks to his long experience. Then, the " praline " follows the distributioon channels before taking its place amongst the finest luxe products.
The chocolate virtues
AphrodisiacSince the time of Aztecs & Mayas who have initiated cocoa consumption, the chocolate has always been considered as a sexual stimulant. Even the aztec emperor Moctezuma drank it to " have women access ".
The theologian Fransiscus Rauch wrote in 1624 " that beverage drank in convents inflame passions ".
The Emperor Moctezuma
The chocolate for diabetics -
The best recipes
7 oz of black chocolate
5 oz of fresh cream
1.8 oz of butter
1 pinch of salt
1 oz of powder sugar
7 oz of cream
10 oz of black chocolate
1.8 oz of bitter black chocolate
3.5 of cocoa
The chocolate cake
6 oz of sugar in fine powder
6 oz of flour
1 oz of cocoa
1,4 oz of butter