CodeGuard

‘Variety’s the Very Spice of Life’: Aromatic Chocolates

228 views This article is copyright free and is published in Chocolate » Food and Beverage
Joined: Sep 02, 2016
3115 articles
imagine
As chocolate suppliers, we have our fingers on the pulse when it comes to trends in confectionery. Here at HQ we’ve noticed that consumers’ palettes are changing. We are all becoming bolder and more adventurous when we choose our sweet treats – we look for high-quality and flavour that packs a punch. Some spices, like ginger, are common in sugary delights; however, chocolatiers are reaching for more exotic spices nowadays such as chilli and chai.

Now is the time to be brave and consider some of our exciting aromatic and fiery products.

Some Like It Hot

Though not traditional in Britain, the combination of chilli and chocolate is an ancient one. Thankfully, the fashion for experimental and bold flavours has brought this exotic combination in to our stores. As chocolate suppliers, we are always on the lookout for top-quality confectionery. Madécasse’s cinnamon and chilli bar is made with 63% cacao, Ceylon cinnamon and sakay chilli pepper. This bar is warm and intensely satisfying, but don’t just take my word for it – it won a Great Taste Award in 2013!

When Life Gives You Lemons…

When life gives me lemons I might be tempted to make lemonade. Thankfully, we are chocolate suppliers and not creators! Mi & Cu choose to use their lemons to make jasmine and cardamom with lemon chocolates.

The brand’s ‘creative’ range evokes the textures and flavours of the Mediterranean. These are a great choice if you are unsure of the more fiery-flavoured products available. In these treats light, refreshing tastes of citrus and floral jasmine are delicately contrasted with the spicy kick of cardamom. A real delight.

Fancy a Cuppa?

We are a nation known for its love of tea, but these days it’s not your basic breakfast that is getting the Brits excited. Whether its green, iced or in a beautiful Instagram picture, the flavour potential of tea is being explored creatively in both drinks and edible treats.

A herbal Indian tea which has been taking the world by storm is Masala Chai. Dolfin’s Masala Chai mini bar combines delicious milk chocolate with a sophisticated chai mix; ginger, pepper, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. For a more traditional take on the Chai tea trend, give Barú’s Spicy Chai Latte Drinking Power a whirl. With real spices and Madagascar bourbon vanilla, this award-winning drinking power makes a pleasant change to hot chocolate.

Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice

Prestat also makes use of Chai in their thin milk chocolate, orange and cardamom wafers. The striking orange and pink packaging compliments the character of this confectionery and looks great on the shelves. The velvety thins are a cool modern replacement for the more traditional after-dinner mints.

Spices such as ginger and cinnamon have had reign of the shelves for too long. The new kids in town are here to stay, delivering new flavours and sensations to a receptive audience. For more information or advice get in touch with your chocolate suppliers’ friendly sales team!
About author: Desiree Michels

Angelina Moufftard works for hf Chocolates, established chocolate suppliers with decades of experience supplying sweets and high-end chocolates to retailers across the UK. Working with the most dedicated suppliers from France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Belgium, the USA and the UK, hf Chocolates' great tasting and beautifully packaged products add panache to any sweet display.

CodeGuard

Other article from Food and Beverage

Pure Imagination: Delicious Bookish Treats
As confectionery wholesalers, it’s only natural that we have a passion for the products we sell. This love of chocolate and sweet treats was inspired for many of us by the imaginative and whimsical descriptions of confectionery in our favourite ...
View by 235 people
Posted by Desiree Michels in ,
Partial to a Pop? Discover Original Gourmet’s Bestselling Lollipops
Here at HQ we like to celebrate the fantastic brands we work with, so I’m diving into the exciting word of wholesale sweets with America’s No. 1 branded lollypops from Original Gourmet. Located in Salem, New Hampshire, this brand’s ...
View by 255 people
Posted by Desiree Michels in ,
Keeping Up With The Millennials: Appealing to the 15-35 Market
Today’s 15 to 35 year olds, often referred to en masse as ‘millennials’, are a huge market with the spending power to match. By 2020, 75% of the working population will be from the millennial generation. However, too often when marketing ...
View by 224 people
Posted by Desiree Michels in ,
How Taste Works: A Chocolaty Guide
Why do some people love the bitterness of a dark bar and others crave the sweetness of marzipan? I explore how taste works and the subtle difference is between taste and flavour. Tasty or Flavourful? In day-to-day conversation, the words ...
View by 228 people
Posted by Desiree Michels in ,
A Beginner’s Guide to Gourmet Chocolate
People who are passionate about gourmet chocolate have known for a long time that they contain as much variety and flavour complexity as can be found in good wines and quality coffee. Now the general public is finally catching up, understanding that each bite ...
View by 248 people
Posted by Desiree Michels in ,