I was talking to my partner the other day and we were reminiscing about the fact that we had not one, not two, but three blocks of glorious chocolate. Just sitting in our cupboard. And goddamit it, we weren't going to eat them.
Because if we did, good God. Our bodies. Those blocks would be gone. In one night.
But it got me thinking: there's an awful lot of variety in the world of chocolate, and I've never asked you what you think.
First: chocolate and coffee always go great together. Coffee-flavoured chocolate is another thing entirely — also great — but having them as a pair is always, always lovely.
But I find different chocolate works for different occasions.
- If I'm in the office: something sweet. Cadbury's milk chocolate, or perhaps a sweet Caramello.
- Late at night, with a glass of wine or perhaps at the end of a long gaming session: something really dark. Minimum 70% cocoa solids.
- If I'm making a brownie cake? I like a big mix. 500 grams of white and dark chocolate of varying solids. And yes, I know white chocolate isn't really chocolate. Bugger off. It still tastes good.
- For something like Rocky Road? I don't want it too dark. About 65-70% goes quite nicely.
That's generally how I like to make my Rocky Road, by the way. Not that there's ever one planned, but God forbid if we ever do a big Sydney TAYbie meetup I'll make some for everyone. It's so easy.
So, chocolate. Do you like it? Do you love it? What chocolate do you like? And how do you like to have it?