Many boxed chocolates come with a little menu that tells you what kind of chocolate you’re dealing with. It’s useful if you want to, say, eat all the caramels and leave the coconuts, but even if you don’t have a guide, it’s pretty easy to identify chocolate types just by their shape.
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Epicurious talked to Godiva’s executive chef, Thierry Muret, who explained that many chocolatiers actually shape and decorate their chocolates to indicate what’s inside.
For example, bold, angular shaped chocolates usually indicate bolder flavours, like caramel and fudge. Soft caramels are usually square, while chewy caramels are rectangular. If you’re looking for a chocolate with a soft and creamy centre, look for rounded, soft shapes. It’s fairly obvious, but Muret points out that buttercreams and cherry cordials are usually domed. Colours can indicate flavours, too. A lemon-flavoured chocolate might have a little yellow stripe, for example, and a coconut-flavoured chocolate might have a white dot.
Some of the insight is fairly intuitive (you learn a thing or two when you eat a lot of chocolate over the years) but it’s interesting information nonetheless. Read the full post at the link below.
How to Decipher a Box of Chocolates Without a Guide [Epicurious]