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Panning is a process that involves coating food items, such as fruits, nuts, or cereals, with multi thin layers of chocolate and finished with a sugar syrup to create a sweet and crunchy outer layer and protect them from heat. The process of panning has been used for centuries by the ancient Greeks to create a sweet treat. In this blog, we will present the basic process of panning and provide some tips for achieving great results. The basic process of panning involves five main steps: preparing the food item, coating the product with chocolate, making the sugar syrup, coating...

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Dark chocolate has been a beloved treat for centuries, and recent research suggests that it may have some surprising benefits for the human brain. Here's a closer look at how dark chocolate can impact the brain. 1.ย Antioxidants First, let's talk about the key ingredient in dark chocolate: cacao. Cacao contains a number of compounds that are thought to be beneficial for the brain, including flavanols, caffeine, and theobromine. Flavanols are antioxidants that help protect the brain from damage caused by free radicals, while caffeine and theobromine are stimulants that can improve mood and cognitive function. 2. Cognitive Awareness One study...

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Liquor-filled/Liqueur-filled chocolate bonbons are a decadent and indulgent treat that combines rich chocolate with a delicious liquid center. These bonbons are often filled with various types of liqueurs. At the Manufacture Cluizel the process of making liquor-filled chocolate bonbons is handmade and involves a high level of craftsmanship. The first step is to create a crust of sugar filled with the liquor. To create the crust, you need a tray of very dry cornstarch in which you will shape cavities. Then you will fill them with a blend of syrup and liqueur. When the crust is finally created by the...

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Spring and Summer are the perfect times to gather with family and friends. While chocolate might not be the first choice that comes to mind when you think of summer, there are plenty of chocolate products that are perfect for the warmer months. In this blog, we'll explore some of the best use of chocolate for the summer. 1. Chocolate-Covered Fruits Chocolate-covered fruit is a classic summer treat. Whether it's strawberries, or bananas, pineappleโ€ฆ the combination of sweet fruit and rich chocolate is hard to resist. Not only is it a delicious snack, but it's also a healthier choice. 2....

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While we might personally love the return of summer and sun, it is not the same for chocolate... Yet, enjoying chocolate in summer is possible, you just have to know how to store it properly. The simplest answer would be to store the chocolate in the fridge. Well, we don't recommend it at all for solid chocolate like bars. Indeed, chocolate can, not only be affected by heat, but also by humidity. The temperature of a refrigerator is generally between 32ยฐF and 45ยฐF. Optimal Freshness An optimal preservation of chocolate is between 57ยฐF and 68ยฐF. Below these temperatures, the cold...

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