administrator 5 February 2013
According to the founders of chocolate company Max Brenner, "Chocolate is not just about taste. It’s a symbol of different aspects in our lives - of romance, of sensuality, of decadence."
In short - chocolate makes us feel great! It is equally well received in a Valentine’s gift as it is in a get well gift basket.
Chocolate may not be ‘just about taste’ but this is certainly part of the pleasure. We choose the chocolates in our gift baskets based on the way they look (got to love the geometric print Max Brenner Birthday chocolates), aroma (waiting on the technology to share this particular delight), texture (high quality chocolate melts in your mouth), flavour and aftertaste. A good chocolate is fulfilling and should leave a lasting memory without sticking to your gums.
At Brizzie we store our chocolates in a dedicated chocolate room (could there be a more delicious room?) at an ideal temperature of 18 to 20 degrees Celsius to prevent blooming. At home we recommend keeping chocolate in a cool, dry place. If you are in a humid environment and do not have air conditioning it is ok to put chocolate in the fridge, but make sure it is kept in an airtight container. For maximum flavour bring the chocolate back to room temperature before enjoying.
Some of our favourite chocolatiers:
Hilliers have a long reputation in Australia for making exquisite chocolate. We also like that they are fully Australian owned and made and a family company just like us!
Paton’s is another Australian owned company with, in my opinion, the best chocolate coated macadamias around.
Max Brenner, or the bald man as he likes to be called, is certainly having a huge impact in Australia. If you can’t make it to one of the 30 stores in Australia we can deliver a Max Brenner Chocolate is Good For Yougift, Hug Mug or Modern Milkshake Mug to you anywhere in Australia. Their entire range lives up to the hype!
Chocolatier are Australian owned, Belgium influenced chocolatiers with an amazing range of truffles and pralines.
And on that note it must be time to ‘check the temperature’ in the chocolate room…
Pictured: The Brizzie chocolate room shelf…yum.